Research Vessel

Together with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the DFG maintains two research vessels, the MARIA S. MERIAN and the METEOR. They serve as support for basic research in a range of different scientific disciplines. The vessels are funded by the DFG as “central research facilities”.

Submission of Cruise Proposal

If you are a scientist at a publicly financed research institution in Germany, you can apply for ship time on Germany's large and medium-sized research vessels here:


Dr. Kristian Sudmann
Telephone: +49 (228) 885-2012