Growing environmental problems in the tropics due to increasing urbanisation, contamination of coastal waters, unsparing use of natural resources and global climate change represent a considerable threat to tropical coastal ecosystems and their services. The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research was established in 1991 in Bremen with the aim to provide a scientific basis for the protection and sustainable use of such ecosystems as mangroves, coral reefs, estuaries, upwelling systems and shelf seas.


Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research
Fahrenheitstraße 6
28359 Bremen
T +49 421 238 00 - 21

Scientific Director:
Prof. Raimund Bleischwitz

Managing Director:
Dr Nicolas Dittert

Andrea Daschner