Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" of Kiel University (Exzellenzcluster “Ozean der Zukunft”)
|Institution||Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" of Kiel University|
|Themes||ocean and climate change, resource management|
|Orientation||marine, earth, economic, medical and social science research|
Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" is an association of approximately 250 scientists in Kiel from 26 institutes of Christian Albrecht University, the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences IFM-GEOMAR, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy IfW and the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts.
In "The Future Ocean," experts from a wide spectrum of disciplines combine their competences: for instance, legal experts and earth scientists resolve how and by whom ocean floor resources may be utilised; and climate researchers and economists determine under what circumstances CO2 storage on the ocean floor is feasible.
The Cluster of Excellence's goals are to study ocean change and re-evaluate risks and opportunities for the oceans. The scientists take a multidisciplinary approach here to urgent research questions, in order to develop global management of the oceans and maritime resources.