German Oceanographic Museum

Consortium name  
German Consortium: Association of German Natural History Museums in the North Sea and Baltic Sea Region (NORe)
Institution (Original name) 
Deutsches Meeresmuseum
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Katharinenberg 14-20
Postal code 
18439
City 
Straslund
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Germany
Phone 

(+49) 3831 2650 210

TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
Museum
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
No
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Dr. H. Benke, Director, Marine Mammals, Cetacea, phone: +49 +3831-2650 200, fax: -209 Harald.Benke@meeresmuseum.de,

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
OTHER STAFF MEMBERS WITH CONNECTIONS TO CETAF
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field + Working Group or Project involved in 

Dr. G.-B. Reinicke, Kurator, Dep. Head Marine Biology Deptm., ++49 3831 2650 300, Taxonomy of Octocorallia, Coral Reef Ecology, 2nd Chairman of the NORe-Konsortium.

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

Dr. Harald Benke, +49 +3831-2650 200, Harald.Benke@meeresmuseum.de, Marine Mammals, Cetacea Mr Andreas Tanschus, +49 +3831-2650 500, Andreas.Tanschus@meeresmuseum.de, Historical Building

Organigram 

The museum is organised into five departments: Science, Aquarium, External facilities, Technical support, Administration

Governing and executive bodies 

The Foundation Deutsches Meeresmuseum is governed by an administrative council with members of the Fed. Government, the fed. State and the local community.

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff40
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections60
c) Post-docs / PhD students02
d) Others (Associates, etc.)25
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)127
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions 60
f) Collection Managers / technicians20
g) Others 3610
TOTAL (e+f+g) 4410
Total permanent staff 
56
Total non-permanent staff 
17
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
73
Male (%) 
44
Female (%) 
56
R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
9
List of laboratories 
  1. 2 wetrooms for sample processing: exhaust,
  2. 3 drylabs/working rooms with microscopes + digital documentation equipment
  3. 2 taxidermy workshops: exhaust, alkaline cleaning station s-m and xxxl, PEG devices
  4. 1 dissection lab for marine mammals, …
  5. 1 aquaculture systems (partly large scale) for keeping aquatic animals (in Ozeaneum)
Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
4
List of permanent exhibitions  
Name 
DMM
Name 
OZ'M
Name 
NDO
Name 
NDS
Number of recent exhibitions 
8
Number of current exhibitions 
3
Number of future exhibitions 
5
RESEARCH FIELDS
RESEARCH FIELD 
Research Field 
Marine mammal monitoring, special field: UW acoustics
Scientific publications
Number of peer-reviewed publications per year 
5
Annual journals/series 

MEER UND MUSEUM, Yearbook of Historical Oceanography

EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1Palaeontology1500100
1.2Mineralogy50020
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Botany600010
2.2Zoology3000070
Total specimens (all collections) 
38,000
Heritage sciences (art, manuscripts, maps, photographs...) 
  • Type(s) of objects: science and popular science, focus marine biology
  • No. of objects (of each type) 40 000 units (books, journals, digital media)
Other information regarding heritage collections 
  • Marine mammal skeletons from the North and Baltic Sea
  • Ichthyologic collection with focus on morphology
  • Mollusca from the Mediterranean region
  • Scleractinian coral collection (H. Schuhmacher) from Red Sea, Indo-Pacific, Caribbean
  • Octocoral collection from Red Sea, Indian Ocean
Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
Yes
Number of DNA samples 
1 100
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
No
COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
1-5
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
1000-2000
Number of scientific visitors per year 
5
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Pisces
Cnidaria: Octocorallia, Alcyonacea; Scleractinia
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Main activities of communication and outreach 

Press releases, printed media (various flyer), promotion tours, adverts, posters, outdoor advertising, sales promotion (e.g. coupons), monthly email newsletter, lectures, information events, trade fairs… Online marketing: Podcasts: www.kindermeer.de/spiele-wissen/medienbox/jaques-entdeckt.html Web pages: www.deutsches-meeresmuseum.de/, www.365entdeckungen.de/, www.kindermeer.de/

Logo 
Own editions 
Contact person at your institution for communications / press / external relations (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Dr. Götz-B. Reinicke / Mrs Diana Quade

Visitors
Last year:  
831 000
Trends (past and future) 

2009: 1 262 000; 2010: 1 099 000; 2011: 1 008 000; 2012: 964 Future: stagnant, but stable

Website visitors
Last year  
188 977
Institution news
If your institution is involved with non-university-based teaching or education programmes, please describe them & the partners 

Goethe-Institute Kopenhagen

If your institution is involved with universities in teaching or education programmes, please name and describe them 

Museum scientists lecture at the universities in Rostock, Greifswald, Tübingen, Jena, Kiel (ISOS)

If your institution is involved in online courses, please describe them and the partners 

No

Other relevant information on education and / or training carried out 

Yes, see program of museum education department at https://www.kindermeer.de/

Contact person at your institution for education / teaching / training (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Mrs. B. Kadach (phone +49 (0)3831 2650350, E-Mail: brigit.kadach@meeresmuseum.de

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

1. Systematic research in Octocorallia

2. Euteleostean phylogeny

3. Marine mammals (of the Baltic)

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF FUTURE INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

Systematic research in Octocorallia

Euteleostean phylogeny

Marine mammals (of the Baltic)

Last update 
10.13.17