Heinrich Böll Foundation

Fostering democracy and upholding human rights, taking action to prevent the destruction of the global ecosystem, advancing equality between women and men, securing peace through conflict prevention in crisis zones, and defending the freedom of individuals against excessive state and economic power—these are the objectives that drive the ideas and actions of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. While the foundation maintains close ties to the German Green Party, it works independently and nurtures a spirit of intellectual openness. The foundation maintains a worldwide network with 32 international offices at present. It works together with its state foundations in all the German federal states, supports socially and politically engaged students and academicians in Germany and abroad, and seeks to facilitate social and political participation for immigrants.

Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Heinrich Böll Foundation

The Heinrich Böll Foundation Schleswig-Holstein conducts political education projects, primarily in northern Germany. As Schleswig-Holstein is located between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, ocean politics is an important topic for us and is part of our focus on climate politics and sustainability. We see publishing the Ocean Atlas as a stimulus for cooperation with relevant actors like the University of Kiel’s Future Ocean Cluster of Excellence in order to share Schleswig-Holstein’s competence in matters relating to the sea and the ocean crisis beyond national borders. Following the motto “If not us, then who?”, the goal is to lay the foundation for building a competence center for ocean politics in Schleswig-Holstein.

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Schleswig-Holstein
Heiligendammer Straße 15, 24106 Kiel, Germany

Cluster of Excellence
“The Future Ocean”

The future of humanity depends to a great extent on the development of the ocean and its coasts. In the Kiel Cluster of Excellence, “The Future Ocean”, more than 200 scientists are exploring how protection and use can be reconciled and what concepts are in place to ensure the sustainable development of the ocean along with its coasts. Experts from the marine, geological, economic, social and legal sciences, medicine, computer science, mathematics and environmental science are working together on integrative and solution-oriented questions. The Cluster of Excellence is supported by Kiel University, the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the Institute for the World Economy and the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design.

Exzellenzcluster „Ozean der Zukunft“
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU)
Olshausenstraße 40, 24118 Kiel, Germany

Heinrich Böll Foundation Schleswig-Holstein
Heinrich Böll Foundation
The Future Ocean