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.

Forschungszentrum Küste (FZK)

Forschungszentrum Küste
Merkurstraße 11
30419 Hannover

FZK is a joint cenral institution of Leibniz Universität Hannover and Technische Universität Braunschweig and runs the Large Wave Flume (Großer Wellenkanal, GWK), wich is one of the largest experimental facilities of its kind world wide. With 300 m length, 5 m width, 7 m depth and wave heights up to more than 2 m GWK offers optimal test conditions for applied and basic research in the fields of coastal engineering and maritime technologies.

Main Objectives

  • Large scale model tests with waves
  • Use of high-end measurement equipment
  • Scientific background
  • International activities
  • Numerical simulations

Large Wave Flume

With its scientific expertise and the uniqu facility Large Wave Flume (Großer Wellenkanal, GWK) FZK is an outstanding partner for companies and scientific institutes, who are active in the coastal and maritime sector.


The membership in the cluster shall help to further disseminate the competences of FZK and to generate new opportunities for cooperation.

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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.

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