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The information below contains the legal information regarding the website of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (, on whose servers the website of the HMC metadata hub ( is being hosted as well as the following social media channels

In the legal sense, the provider of this website ( is GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel.

GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Wischhofstr. 1-324148 Kiel
Phone: 0431 600 – 0

Telefax: 0431 600 – 2805

E-Mail: info(at)

Legal information on the organizational form:
The foundation "GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel" is a legal foundation under public law of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, domiciled in Kiel, Germany.

Official Representative of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel:
The legal representatives of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel are its Director, Prof. Dr. Katja Matthes and the Administrative Director, Frank Spiekermann. 

Communication and Media
Email: media(at)

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Person responsible for editorial:
Dr. Constanze Curdt

HMC Office

GEOMAR Helmholtz Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel

Wischhofstr. 1-3

24148 Kiel

E-Mail: info(at)

EU dispute resolution:
The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (ODR): 
Our e-mail address can be found above in the site notice.

Dispute resolution proceedings in front of a consumer arbitration board:
We are not willing or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings in front of a consumer arbitration board.

Copyright Statement:
All texts, pictures and other works published on our Internet page are subject to the copyright of GEOMAR, Kiel - unless otherwise identified. Duplication, distribution, storage, transmission, mailing and reproduction or circulation of contents is specifically prohibited without written authorization of GEOMAR.

The layout and graphics used and any other contents are copyrighted. © GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. All rights reserved.

References for the images and graphics used:
The website uses imagery from various sources, such as images created by project members. In addition, images from the photo platform Unsplash are used.

Privacy Policy
Information on the privacy policy of GEOMAR with respect to the use of the GEOMAR website can be found here.

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