The purpose of the association is to increase the competitiveness and innovative strength of the entire German maritime location and to strengthen know-how and career prospects in the maritime economy.
This also includes addressing and coordinating cross-cutting maritime issues that require a cross-sectoral approach. The German Maritime Centre sees itself as a point of connection between industry, science and public authorities.
We receive federal funding from the budget of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI; since December 2021: Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport/BMDV) for the establishment of the German Maritime Centre (until the end of 2020). From 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023, we will receive funding for the further expansion of the German Maritime Centre until it becomes operational, and will continue to receive funding from the budget of the BMVI. In addition, we receive member contributions.
In the first three years, the focus was on building up the personnel and technical infrastructure and defining fields of work.
The organs of the association are the General Assembly, the Executive Board and the Advisory Board. The General Assembly is the supreme body of the association. It consists of all members.