Annual Reports of the Future Ocean

The reports are published in English and can be ordered from the cluster office (


Annual Report 2013/14

Annual Report 2013/14 (pdf, 14 MB)

Annual Report 2012/13

Annual Report 2012/13 (pdf, 16 MB)

Annual Report 2011/12

In the annual report 2011/12 we share information on achievements within the Future Ocean Cluster. Besides reports from ongoing and completed research projects, we summarize findings in a focus on sustainable fisheries, report on progress with our international partners, in education and outreach and inform on appearances on conferences.
Annual Report 2011/2012 (pdf, 11,5 MB)

Annual Report 2010

We are excited to be able to share with you the fourth annual report of the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”. 2010 has been an exciting and productive year for all of us – and we have compiled some highlights of our activities for you in this report.
Annual Report 2010 (pdf, 7 MB)

Annual Report 2009

In 2009 the Cluster of Excellence Future Ocean completed its third full working year. It has been another one of both the generation of new knowledge and budgetary growth, and an important step in the structural development of our exciting endeavor. The activities and achievements of 2009 are documented in this report.
Annual Report 2009 (pdf, 6,9 MB)

Annual Report 2008

The Future Ocean was among the first eighteen of thirty-seven Clusters of Excellence funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), receiving its first funding in the fall of 2006. The cluster is primarily organized around thirteen junior research groups (JRGs) enhancing existing Kiel-based research efforts and supported by several research platforms. During 2007 and 2008 these groups were being established, group leaders and scientific personnel were hired. 2008 was hence the first year where all groups were fully operating throughout most of the year, and we are proud to present the first scientific results in this report.
Annual Report 2008 (pdf, 6 MB)

Annual Report 2007

Annual Report 2007 (pdf, 8,7 MB)

Annual Report 2006-2007

Annual Report 2006-2007 (pdf, 1,8 MB)