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Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften and der Universität Kiel (IFM-GEOMAR) - Germany

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The Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Kiel (IFM-GEOMAR) was founded in 2004 through the merger of the Institute for Marine Science (IfM) and the Research Center for Marine Geosciences (GEOMAR). The goal of the institute is the investigation of all areas relevant for actual research in marine sciences, ranging from Geology of the Ocean Floor to Marine Meteorology. The institute operates world-wide in all ocean basins. The main research topics are grouped in four areas: Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics, Marine Biogeochemistry, Marine Ecology, and Dynamics of the Ocean Floor.