ZMT Call Winterschool 2020


WINTER SCHOOL »Ocean Governance for Sustainable Marine Ecosystems«

by the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and the International Ocean Institute (IOI) Germany

WHEN: February 16 to 21, 2020

WHERE: Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) | Bremen | Germany


The interdisciplinary ZMT/IOI Winter School will train around 25 international scholars to develop solutions for a sustainable governance of the Ocean to sustain our marine ecosystems.

With a 5 day intensive academic program it will enable young scholars to engage in marine governance issues by providing an scientific basis from different disciplinary perspectives. This approach allows a thorough and holistic understanding of the topic. Practitioners from the GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH), WWF and the BSH (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) will contribute their perspective. The aim is to equip the participants with a reflected understanding of ocean ecosystem issues and governance and have developed a network of experts. The Winter school is one of ZMT´s contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Who is the Winter School for

The aim is to bring together visionary international early-career scientists from various disciplines in the field of marine research and young professionals who want to learn more about “Ocean governance” and discuss frontier questions on future sustainable development.

The Winter School is generously supported by the Joachim Herz Stiftung and the IOI.


You can find the programme under this link.


The application deadline is over. We have received more than 400 applications and are currently selecting participants. We thank all applicants for your great interest in the winter school and for your patience!

Participants can get a scholarship that covers the academic program, travel costs plus room and board.

Please sumbit the following documents

- Register with the application form under this link 

- Attach your Motivational Statement to the application form according to this template

- Your current CV (not more than 2 pages!)

 For any questions you can contact Dr. Janine Reinhard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Deadline: Oktober 27, 2019

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