The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is the entity charged with environmental policy and environmental protection in Germany. Our Unit for Cooperation with Central and Eastern European Countries and Newly Independent States is highly engaged in joint initiatives to improve the Baltic Sea Region environmental conditions. We represent Germany in Helcom and Baltic21 and act as coordinator of Priority 2 of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (“to preserve natural zones and biodiversity, including fisheries”). The BMU is also engaged in other INTERREG projects in the Baltic Sea Region and Central Europe (e.g. EcoRegion, 4BioMass, SPIN, Act Clean, Baltadapt).
GEOMAR is one of the leading institutions of marine science worldwide. Its Centre for Marine Natural Products (KiWiZ) focuses on identification, production and promotion of new natural products from marine sources. With the support of partners from academia and industry this knowledge is transfered into commercial applications for cosmetics, food additives, pharmaceuticals and plant protection.
BioCon Valley is the initiative for Life Science and Health Economy of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. As one of the German BioRegions, BioCon Valley supports the commercial use of modern life sciences and bio- and medical technologies in the region. BioCon Valley´s tasks are networking, managing life science start-up centers (bioincubators), project management and coordination, and life science specific public relation. BioCon Valley collaborates in strategic partnership to the life science initiatives at the Baltic Sea (ScanBalt), Japan and Vietnam.
The Institute for Constitutional and Administrative Law, Environmental Law and Public Economic Law is located at the Faculty of Law at Rostock University. Prof. Czybulka started his work in 1993 and focused his research on topics of administrative law, environmental law and public business law. Within environmental law the institute is working on marine as well as terrestrial nature conservation law. In recent years, marine conservation has become a general interest in the work of Prof. Czybulka and graduate students.
Norgenta North German Life Science Agency GmbH is the project and service company of the federal states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. We support life science activities across North Germany. As part of Life Science North, Norgenta combines, networks and coordinates the life science activities to develop an internationally competitive cluster. The agency networks the skills of businesses, universities, research institutes and hospitals. We initiate and supports innovative projects that help sharpen the region's business and scientific profile. In this way, the know-how of North German universities and research institutes is selectively harnessed to develop and market products.