A Network of more than 350 Members

Renowed Northern German companies cooperate across state boundaries and benefit from the cross-industry network.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany

The platform of the maritime industry in Northern Germany.

Maritime Expertise in the MCN Specialist Groups

Intensive exchange between the economy and science across different industries.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany: the network for the maritime industry

Five Northern German countries – one maritime cluster! The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) promotes and develops cooperation in the Northern German maritime industry. MCN creates dialogue platforms for stakeholders, so they can interact with each other, and it promotes interfaces with other industries.

Universität zu Lübeck, Institut für Technische Informatik

Ratzeburger Allee 160
23562 Lübeck

The Institute of Computer Engineering at the University of Lübeck conducts research in the area of autonomous mobile robots, in particular AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles). A main focus is on swarms of inexpensive, small underwater robots which communicate and cooperate via acoustic modems. Depending on the mission, various sensors (e.g. CTD probes, sonars, cameras) can be integrated. Typical applications are underwater inspection and monitoring e.g. in harbours or on coasts.

Main Objectives

  •  AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles)
  •  Navigation
  •  Acoustic Underwater Communication
  •  Sensor Integration
  •  ROS (Robot Operating System)

Research and Development in the area of AUVs and AUV software (navigation, communication, sensor systems).


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Cross-state network of the maritime industry

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany promotes and consolidates collaboration in the industry. We combine forces across federal state boundaries. We promote cooperation across various industries.

A maritime network

More than 350 companies and institutions in the maritime industry are already MCN members. The members.

Input and exchange on topics that concern you

Benefit from valuable information and professional exchange in our interdisciplinary specialist groups.

Maritime calendar

Whether specialist congresses, workshops or participation in trade fairs - our event programme is comprehensive and versatile.

Become a member

We advise our members on project ideas, funding programmes and help them find the right project partners. More information on membership.

Serving Northern Germany and the maritime industry

We have regional offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. Contact us.

Our newsletter

News, projects and events from the maritime industry and MCN with our newsletter (in German).

Transnationally Cooperations

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