The FZK was accepted into the German Marine Research Alliance (DAM) on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The aim of the DAM is to strengthen the sustainable use of coasts, seas and oceans - through research, data management and digitization, infrastructures and knowledge transfer. “For Lower Saxony as a coastal state, a deeper scientific understanding of the role of the seas and oceans for climate change and biodiversity is more important than ever. Because from this, concrete action knowledge for politics, economy and society can be derived. With the addition of the Coastal Research Center, the German Marine Research Alliance, which bundles the expertise of universities and research institutions under one roof, will be expanded by an important component. This makes the strength of marine research in Lower Saxony even more visible nationally and internationally, ” says Björn Thümler, Lower Saxony's Minister for Science and Culture.