Since his work (1964 -1966) as officer of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the UNESCO, Professor Hempel has continually fostered the development of marine science partnerships. Later on, he defined them as a central task of the ZMT. Building on its early projects in Brazil, the Red Sea and southern Africa, the ZMT formulated a short set of rules for its scientific cooperation with tropical and subtropical partners. In 1999 these so-called „Bremen Criteria“ were included in the code of practice of the Society for Tropical Ecology (GTÖ).
International partnerships in marine ecological research
Scientific Colloquium in honour of Professor Gotthilf Hempel
Universum | Wiener Straße 1a, 28359 Bremen
Dr. Werner Ekau and Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal