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In the 20 years since its founding, the ZMT has built a strong network of partners in Germany and abroad. Cooperation agreements exist between the ZMT and several research institutions in South America, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The institute is a focal point not only for scientists, but also for government agencies and companies to exchange

expert knowledge in the field of tropical marine ecology. The participation of ZMT employees in international organizations contributes to the integration of German marine tropical ecology research with international programmes and the development of common strategies.

Leibniz Association - WGL
a community of over 80 non-university institutions conducting theme-oriented, interdisciplinary research or providing scientific infrastructure. Admission to the community is based on the social relevance of the research topics covered.

Center for Marine Environmental Sciences - MARUM
a network of institutions for marine research in the state of Bremen, which also includes the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology.

Excellence Initiative

The ZMT is involved - together with MARUM - in the applications for the International Graduate School for Marine Sciences GLOMAR and for a Bridging Junior Research Group addressing sea level changes. more ...

German Marine Research Consortium - KDM
a Germany-wide association of fifteen institutions and universities involved in marine, polar, and coastal research activities.

Northwest Marine Research Association - NWVM
an alliance of marine research institutions in the north-western region of Germany. The aim is to foster the application of research results and the development of marine technologies and to perform research and transfer projects jointly with the business sector.

Leibniz Research Alliance "Biodiversity"
which combines the competences in biodiversity research of 23 Leibniz Institutes from the sections Environmental Research, Life Sciences as well as Economics, Social Sciences and Spatial Research and which makes research activities of the association visible to politics and the public. Interdisciplinary networking as well as the conceptual development of biodiversity research are further aims of the association.

Leibniz Research Alliance "Infections 21"
The objective of the research alliance is to establish a culture of interdisciplinary research and communication across scientific fields and thus to better manage outbreaks of infectious diseases. A further aim is to develop new concepts and methods for early warning systems and an optimized containment strategy to impede the spread of pathogens.

Leibniz Research Alliance "Food and Nutrition"
pools the competence of 14 Leibniz institutes from several disciplines. It considers itself an interdisciplinary research structure facing two societal challenges: the sustainable production of food and the promotion of healthy nutrition.

German Commission for Research Diving - KFT
A professional organisation of German research institutions, which perform scientific diving in accordance with the national regulations. This is the central platform for all issues related to scientific diving in Germany.

House of Science in Bremen - HdW
designed to establish understanding and appreciation towards science to the broader community in and around Bremen. It offers exhibitions, discussion panels, talks and other events concerning information on current research.