Senckenberg am Meer
The Senckenberg am Meer institute is a center of worldwide biological and geological coastal and marine research with working areas from the North Sea coast to the deep sea and from the tropics to the polar regions.
The research location in Wilhelmshaven was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Richter in 1928 (History). The northernmost institute of the Senckenberg network is closely interconnected with important marine research associations and universities in Germany, as well as other associations.
Today, the location consists of two divisions, the Marine Research division, and the German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB), both of which are under the direction of Prof. Dr. André Freiwald.
Currently, the Marine Research Division consists of four sections: Actuopalaeontology, Marine Biology, Marine Sedimentology, and Marine Geology. These are also led by Prof. Dr. André Freiwald.
In 2001, the location was expanded through the incorporation of the German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB). The division is headed by Prof. Dr. Pedro Martínez Arbizu and is situated in Wilhelmshaven and Hamburg.