12/10/2023 | In a statement, the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany comments on the current situation in Israel. The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) supports this statement. During research activities in the Gulf of Aqaba, ZMT has been cooperating with the Interuniversity Institute of Marine Science (IUI) in Eilat for many years. In 2018, both institutes signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation.

Prof. Dr Raimund Bleischwitz, Scientific Director of ZMT says: “We stand in solidarity with Israeli civil society. Our sympathy also goes to our close research partners, especially the IUI in Eilat. We are ready to support them. We wish for peace to return fast.”

Statement by the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany on the current situation in Israel:

"The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany expresses its deepest condolences for the victims of the terrorist attacks on Israel. In particular, our sympathy is with our friends and colleagues in the Israeli scientific community. Israel has been and will always be a prime partner for the German research and innovation community.

Our thoughts are with all victims and all those taken hostage, their families and friends. We are shocked and appalled by the atrocious violence that has been perpetrated by the terrorists and strongly condemn these barbaric acts. They cause unspeakable suffering for all civilians.

We stand in solidarity with Israel."

About the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany:

The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany is an association of the most important German research organisations. It regularly publishes statements on central issues of research policy. The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is a member of the Alliance and has taken the chair for 2023. Further Members of the Alliance are the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the German Rectors‘ Conference (HRK), the Leibniz Association, the Max Planck Society and the German Science and Humanities Council (WR).