Many fish swim Swimming on a reef in the sea

leading German marine research institutions in one alliance

A steep coast with waves breaking on rocks, the sea lies in a white haze


Seas and oceans play a crucial role in global climate processes. They are among the most important ecosystems on earth and influence the lives of millions of people.

The DAM’s research missions will focus on current and relevant challenges facing society in marine research, allowing science-based decisions to be made for the protection and sustainable use of coasts, seas and oceans with clear objectives.

A turquoise sea with gentle waves



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our members

We link university and non-university institutions conducting marine research and collaborate with strategic partners to promote the sustainable use of the coasts, seas and oceans more

Our members and partners: DAM connects 22 member institutions
Our members and partners: DAM connects 22 member institutions and two strategic partners | Picture: Carolin Rankin

Our Sponsors

The federal government and the regional governments of the five Northern German federal states are supporting and funding the current establishment of the DAM. In addition, the DAM is supported by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

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