The Corporation Center of Excellence in Marine Sciences – CEMarin is a non-profit mixed entity, created in 2009 as an academic and scientific consortium for the study of problems in the field of marine sciences and the application of the knowledge obtained to the resolution of them. In 2015 we became a corporation founded by six universities (the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, the Universidad de los Andes, the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, the Universidad de Antioquia, the Universidad del Valle and the Justus-Liebig University, in Giessen, Germany), that collectively address current problems in this field of knowledge that can not be solved by isolated individuals or institutions.
Promoted and financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through the “Foreign Science Initiative 2009" program of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany and the universities mentioned above, CEMarin is one of the four Centers of Excellence of the DAAD for research and teaching throughout the world. We have experience in the creation of networks of joint work, under research criteria of academic excellence, and we make known the results obtained by our members through shared publications and scientific articles.
Thus, thanks to the cooperation between Colombian and German researchers, our initiative contributes to the development of scientific and technological research, innovation and scientific training, both in Colombia and international scenarios. And with the generation of knowledge, we provide the necessary inputs to guide decision making and offer practical solutions to problems related to the protection and sustainability of marine biodiversity and other marine and coastal resources.