The Center for Ocean and Society works closely with national and international partners from research, politics and civil society and is integrated into regional and supra-regional research networks. The larger networks are mentioned here as an example - cooperation with many other actors is implemented in specific projects.
The Future Ocean Network is an association of researchers from Kiel who, as the successor of the Cluster of Excellence "Future Ocean", jointly, interdisciplinary and across institutes implement research projects that contribute to the sustainable use of ocean resources. This includes, in particular, activities for the targeted transfer of research results with various stakeholder groups from politics, business and civil society, as well as joint concepts for the promotion of young scientists.
Deutsche Allianz Meeresforschung
The Center for Ocean and Society is connected to the German Marine Research Alliance (Deutsche Allianz Meeresforschung DAM), both as part of the research agenda and in the working groups on transfer. The DAM connects 19 leading German marine research institutions with the aim of strengthening the sustainable use of coasts, seas and oceans through research, data management and digitization, infrastructures and transfer. To this end, the DAM develops solution-oriented knowledge together with its member institutions and provides options for action in politics, business and civil society. It is funded by the federal government and the northern German states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.
Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland MCN
The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany promotes cooperation and networking between the maritime actors from business, science and the public sector in Northern Germany across industries and countries. The cluster has offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. Together with the MCN, the Center for Ocean and Society organizes the Kieler Marktplatz.
Gesellschaft für Marine Technik e.V. GMT
The German Association for Marine Technology GMT represents the interests of companies and research institutions in the field of marine technology nationwide towards the public and political decision-makers. Kiel Marine Science is a member of the GMT and is represented by the Center for Ocean and Society.