A Network of around 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: By members for members

Five Northern German countries – one maritime cluster! The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) promotes and develops cooperations in the Northern German maritime industry. It creates platforms so that stakeholders are able to interact with each other and it also promotes interfaces with other industries.

DVS – Deutscher Verband für Schweißen und verwandte Verfahren e. V.

DVS – Deutscher Verband für Schweißen und verwandte Verfahren e. V.
(German Welding Society)
Johanniskirchhof 1-7
24937 Flensburg

The DVS is a non-profit association that has been working for more than a hundred years to promote the interests of all those who are involved in joining technology. The head office of the DVS is in Düsseldorf, while regional representation is done throughout Germany by 79 district branches (BVs) and 14 state branches (LVs). All the activities of the DVS revolve around the interests of the approximately 19,000 members, but also aim at strengthening Germany as a location for business, at securing jobs and creating new ones

Main Objectives

  • Research
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Certification
  • Joining, Cutting, Coating


DVS are the specialists in joining processes: the focus is on more than 250 joining procedures.

Key tasks

The core of all DVS activities is the joint technical and scientific work of the research, technical and educational sectors.


Imparting the current state of the art of technical knowledge in the more than 350 training facilities that have been approved by the DVS throughout Germany.

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Cross-state Network of the Maritime Industry

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

A Maritime Network

Around 350 companies and institutions in the maritime industry are already members of the MCN. The members.

Input and Exchange on Topics That Concern You

Receive 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 finding 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 the MCN with our newsletter (in German).

Transnationally Cooperations

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