About CEMarin

The Corporation Center of Excellence in Marine Sciences (CEMarin) is an international, non-profit organization under Colombian law, consisting of public and private entities. The headquarter is located in Bogotá − Colombia.

The CEMarin was founded in 2009 as a scientific and academic consortium of Colombian and German universities and research institutions (for a report of the CEMarin activities from 2009 to 2013 click herefile icon pdf). It became a legal entity in 2015.

Member institutions of the CEMarin are: Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia), Universidad de Antioquia (Medellín, Colombia), Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano (Bogotá, Colombia), Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia), and Justus Liebig University Giessen (Giessen,  Germany).

The CEMarin is funded by the member institutions. Co-funding comes from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and other external sources.

Combining the expertise of more than 90 scientists from various fields such as marine biology, chemistry, geography, oceanography, engineering, socio-economy, and environmental law, the CEMarin aims at promoting interdisciplinary research, scientific training, and outreach in marine sciences.

The specific goals of the CEMarin are:

1. To advance marine sciences through integrated research.

2. To develop and implement novel technologies for the utilization of marine resources.

3. To promote international networking in marine sciences.

4. To support problem-driven scientific training at the post-graduate level.