Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Karin Lochte

Senior Expert marine topics and biodiversity
PhD in marine biology

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Doctorate in Great Britain, research and teaching at GEOMAR Kiel, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Rostock, University of Bremen, 10 years director of the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research. Research on carbon and nitrogen cycles in the sea, deep sea and polar research. Member of many committees (including the Science Council, Chair of the Scientific Commission of Lower Saxony, Chair of the DFG Senate Commission for Oceanography, Vice-Chair Scientific Commission Antarctic Research, Senate of the Leibniz Association).

Currently member of the national committee of the UN Ocean Decade and central ombudsperson of the Helmholtz Association.

Top SDG: 14 – Life below Water – because a healthy sea and its creatures are fundamentally important for our future, because its enormous resources offer great economic potential, which we are only allowed to use responsibly.