3.7.17 | At its general assembly in Hamburg on June 26, the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) decided to establish a new strategy group on Marine Social Sciences and Humanities.
The decision reflects the rising importance of social sciences and humanities for the marine sciences, which is also apparent in the Marine Research Program of the German Government Mare:N or the Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources).
Linking scientists working in the field of marine social sciences and humanities the group is a platform for researchers from KDM member institutes and Universities as well as non-members. The group serves to strengthen not only the role of KDM to represent the German marine sciences abut also the newly emerging field of marine social sciences and humanities.
One central aim of the group is to work jointly with other strategy groups within KDM to enable problem-oriented research with a holistic perspective within German marine sciences. This creates an added value for science and society. The strategy group currently brings together colleagues from marine social sciences and humanities from Kiel, Hamburg, Potsdam, Bremen and Bremerhaven.
Interested colleagues from the marine social sciences and humanities are invited to join.
Contact person for the strategy group »Marine Social Sciences and Humanities« is Prof. Dr. Achim Schlüter from the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and Jacobs University.
About KDM Strategy groups
KDM Strategy Goups are dedicated to overarching marine scientific topics, in particular those with a high societal relevance. They are mandated to develop the strategic focus of marine science topics, and to contribute to the orientation of emerging funding lines. Furthermore, they prepare policy advice in their respective fields and act as counterparts for decision makers.
The Strategy Groups have their anchor in marine sciences and collaborate closely with the German Research Council, in particular the Senate Commission of Oceanography. They ensure the inclusion of scientific fields other than natural sciences, and of marine scientific working groups at institutions which are not KDM members. Also, they organize the participation of relevant other stakeholders as guests.
More information on the KDM Website.