Senckenberg am Meer

Wilhelmshaven, Hamburg

The research location in Wilhelmshaven was inaugurated in 1928 by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Richter (History). The northernmost institute of the Senckenberg network is closely interconnected with important consortia for the German marine research, with universities and other associations. For an updated overview, please klick here.

Today, the location consists of two departments, the Marine Research and the German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB) and is under the direction of Prof. Dr. André Freiwald.


The Marine Research Department consists nowadays of four Divisions, comprising Actuopalaeontology, Marine Biology, Marine Sedimentology and Marine Geology and is lead by Prof. Dr. André Freiwald.

In 2001, the location was expanded by the incorporation of the German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB). The department is under the direction ofProf. Dr. Pedro Martínez Arbizu and situated in Wilhelmshaven and Hamburg.