The Cluster’s Kiel Marine Organism Culture Centre (KIMOCC) provides advanced culturing techniques for experiment with marine organisms like e.g. deep-sea bivalves, ctenophores, microalgae or cnidaria (pictures on the left by Hiebenthal, Jaspers, Schulz and Weiland-Bräuer).
Kiel Marine Organism Culture Centre (KIMOCC) provides a platform that develops, implements and publishes state-of-the-art marine organism culture methods.
KIMOCC serves CAU and GEOMAR by supporting complex experiments in the framework of the main topics of the cluster of excellence "The Future Ocean". A KIMOCC steering board decides which projects are supported.
Main foci of KIMOCC:
- acclimatization and adaptation of organisms to climate change
- interaction of microbial communities and multicellular organisms
KIMOCC develops and provides:
- Development and implementation of state-of-the-art culture methods
- Development and implementation of systems for continuous supply with feeding organisms (living zoo- and phytoplankton)
- Cultivation of challenging marine species through several generations
- Systematical supply with recent marine environmental data
- Quality management of the Cluster ‘s Kiel CO2 manipulation experimental facility (KICO2) at GEOMAR
- Advice of CAU and GEOMAR scientists and students in planning and conducting culture experiments