Cooperations with other Institutes:
- MARUM aims at understanding the role of the oceans in the Earth’s system by employing state-of-the-art methods.
- It examines the significance of the oceans within the framework of global change, quantifies interactions between the marine geosphere and biosphere, and provides information for sustainable use of the ocean.
- MARUM comprises the DFG research center and the cluster of excellence "The Ocean in the Earth System".
- The Alfred Wegener Institute carries out research in the Arctic and Antarctic as well as in the high and mid latitude oceans. The institute coordinates German polar research and makes available to national and international science important infrastructure, e.g. the research icebreaker “Polarstern” and research stations in the Arctic and Antarctic.
- The Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie does Research in Atmospheric Chemistry, Biogeochemistry, Particle Chemistryand Multiphase Chemistry.
- The institute’s main research has undergone multiple changes during its 90 years of existence. While classical chemistry was practised in the beginning, the focus has later been mainly put on radiochemistry, nuclear physics and mass spectrometry. Since the 1970’s the formation and development of our planet and its environment have been the central issues.