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Participating Research Groups and Institutions

University of Bremen


Subject Area Head
General Geology - Marine Geology Prof. Dr. Gerhard Bohrmann
Geophysics - Geodynamics Prof. Dr. Marta Pérez Gussinyé
Geosystem Modeling Prof. Dr. Michael Schulz
Geotechnics Prof. Dr. Achim Kopf
Isotope Geochemistry Prof. Dr. Simone Kasemann
Marine Engineering Geology Prof. Dr. Tobias Mörz
Marine Geophysics Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck
Marine Geology Prof. Dr. Gerold Wefer
Marine Sedimentology Prof. Dr. Dierk Hebbeln
Micropaleontology - Paleoceanography Prof. Dr. Michal Kucera
Mineralogy Prof. Dr. Andreas Lüttge
Modelling of Sedimentation Processes Prof. Dr. Katrin Huhn
Organic Geochemistry Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs
Paleoceanography Prof. Dr. Heiko Pälike
Petrology of the Ocean Crust Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bach
Sedimentology Prof. Dr. Elda Mira­montes Gar­cía


Environmental Physics

Subject Area Head
Inverse Modelling of the Earth System Prof. Dr. Mihalis Vrekoussis
Oceanography Prof. Dr. Monika Rhein
Physics and Chemistry of the Atmosphere Prof. Dr. John Philip Burrows


Marine Biology / Marine Chemistry

Subject Area Head
Microbial Ecophysiology Prof. Dr. Michael W. Friedrich
Marine Botany Prof. Dr. Kai Bischof

Mathematics / Informatics

Subject Area Head
Applied Analysis Prof. Dr. Jens Rademacher
Marine Environmental Technology / Deep-Sea Engineering Prof. Ralf Bachmayer


Subject Area Head
Climate Geography Prof. Dr. Ben Mar­zei­on

Social and Law Sciences

Subject Area Head
Governance and Regional Development Prof. Dr. Michael Flitner


Scientifically independent groups at MARUM

Former Research Groups

Title Head
Coastal Dynamics PD Dr. habil. Christian Winter
DFG-Heisenberg-Group "From Biomolecule to Geomolecule" Dr. Gerard Versteegh
DFG-Heisenberg-Group "Marine Sedimentation Systems" PD Dr. habil. Till J.J. Hanebuth
DFG-Emmy-Noether-Group "MOVE" Dr. Vera Schlindwein
DFG-Emmy-Noether-Group "Hydrothermal Geomicrobiology" Dr. Sol­veig Bühring
Helmholtz Young Investigators Group "Applications of molecular 14C analysis for the study of sedimentation processes and carbon cycling in marine sediments" Prof. Dr. Gesine Mollenhauer


MARUM members from partner institutions (Professors at University of Bremen)


Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

Name Subject Area
Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius Geomicrobiology
Prof. Dr. Frank-Oliver Glöckner Earth-System Data Science
Prof. Dr. Thomas Jung Climate Dynamics
Prof. Dr. Torsten Kanzow Physical Oceanography of the Polar Seas
Prof. Dr. Sabine Kasten Marine Geochemistry
Prof. Dr. Thomas Laepple Earth-System Diagnostics
Prof. Dr. Gerrit Lohmann Paleo-climate Dynamics
Prof. Dr. Gesine Mollenhauer Organic Sedimentology
Prof. Dr. Ralf Tiedemann Marine Geology and Paleontology


Research Institute Senckenberg (SNG)

Name Subject Area
Prof. Dr. André Freiwald Marine Geology


Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI)

Name Subject Area
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Amann Department of Molecular Ecology
Prof. Dr. Nicole Dubilier Department of Symbiosis
Prof. Dr. Marcel Kuypers Department of Biogeochemistry

Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)

Name Subject Area
Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal Geology of the Tropics


Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

Name Subject Area
Prof. Dr. Andrea Koschinsky Physics & Earth Siences