Marine Sciences in Germany: The Restart in Kiel After World War II

Siedler, Gerold, Thiede, Jörn and Zenk, Walter (2018) Marine Sciences in Germany: The Restart in Kiel After World War II Oceanography, 31 (4). pp. 180-181. DOI 10.5670/oceanog.2018.422.

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The first German paper on oceanography was published in Kiel in 1697 (Kortum, 1994) at the beginning of the country’s long history in ocean science. Following successful development during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, culminating in the Atlantic Ocean Expedition of the first research vessel Meteor from 1925 to 1927 (Spiess, 1928), marine sciences almost disappeared from the defeated nation at the end of World War II. Because the country was mostly landlocked, it was not obvious to occupation authorities and German politicians that the country should again develop a strong marine science capacity. Nevertheless, the restart began, mostly at Kiel University and at the newly founded German Hydrographic Office in Hamburg.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Institut für Meereskunde Kiel; IFM Kiel; history
Research affiliation: OceanRep > Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.5670/oceanog.2018.422
ISSN: 1042-8275
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 09:32
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2019 09:32

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