Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)

Since 1991 the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) has dedicated its research and training to the better understanding of coastal ecosystems in the tropics. The ZMT focuses on the structure and functioning of these habitats, their response to anthropogenic and natural influences and the use of resources. In close cooperation with partners in the tropics, the ZMT leads interdisciplinary projects combining natural and social sciences. Scientists at the ZMT also support the development of expertise and structures in its partner countries to allow for sustainable coastal zone management.

In collaboration with the University of Bremen, Jacobs University and the University of Oldenburg the institute trains students and young scientists from all over the world in marine tropical ecology. More than 200 members of staff, students and guest researchers are currently working at the ZMT.

Diver measuring corals under water
© Leyla Knittweis/ZMTResearchers of the ZMT examine tropical coastal ecosystems like coral reefs in Thailand.
Mangrove area with boat
© Ulrich Saint-Paul/ZMTThe researchers of the ZMT also work in tropic coastal ecosystems like the mangrve forests in Brasil.


Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) GmbH
Fahrenheitstraße 6
28359 Bremen