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.

OFFIS is a research institution of Lower Saxony. OFFIS does research and development of innovative information technology in the fields of energy, health and transportation. OFFIS designs innovative solutions for maritime transport systems from eNavigation to logistics integration. Key aspects are architectures for maritime transport systems, maritime safety and human machine interfaces. OFFIS operates the eMaritime Integrated Reference Platform (eMIR) as a test field in the North Sea.

Main Objectives

  • Safety
  • Information technology
  • eNavigation
  • Traffic management
  • Human machine interfaces

eNavigation und integrated traffic management

ensure safety at sea and at our coasts.

new solutions for safe and efficient maritime transport systems

OFFIS does research and development.

highly automated assistance systems


new human machine interfaces

innovative microelectronic circuits for tomorrow's seafaring.

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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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