Legal and editorial notice


The service provider as defined in § 2 No. 1 of the Digital Services Act is

Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e. V.
Wexstrasse 7
20355 Hamburg, Germany

Tel.: +49 40 227019-499
Fax: +49 40 227019782

Association headquarters: Hamburg | Register of Associations, Hamburg District Court | VR 23003
VAT identification number: DE308499915

Represented by:
Prof. Bastian Gruschka, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Kerstin Broocks, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board
Frank Nicolai, Treasurer

Person responsible as defined in § 55, Section 2 of the state broadcasting treaty: Jessica Wegener,
Managing Director, Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e. V.


This legal and editorial notice also applies to the following social media channels:

Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland on Facebook
Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland on X
Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland on LinkedIn
Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland on Xing
Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland on YouTube
Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland on Spotify


Legal provisions

According to § 7, Section 1 of the Digital Services Act (“DDG”), Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e. V. is responsible for its “own content” provided on in accordance with the generally valid statutory regulations. The information provided on this website is carefully checked and updated at regular intervals. If you notice errors in our content or have suggestions for improvement to our offer, please contact References (“links”) to content provided by other website operators should be regarded as being separate from our own content. In such cases, Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e.V. makes a reference to “external content”. This external content is expressly not the property of Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e.V. The external content is checked when it is first linked to ascertain whether it infringes the rights of third parties or whether it refers to illegal activity. However, the possibility cannot be excluded that content is subsequently changed by the respective supplier. Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e. V. does not constantly check the external content to which it refers for such alterations. If you are of the opinion that the linked external sites contain material that is in infringement of the law, please inform us at

The European Commission provides a platform for the settlement of online disputes, which is available under the following link: This platform acts as a point of contact for the out-of-court settlement of disputes relating to contractual obligations arising from online consumer contracts.


Note in compliance with § 36 of the Consumer Dispute Settlement Act (VSBG)

We are neither willing nor obligated to participate in any dispute settlement procedures before a consumer arbitration board.

Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e. V. reserves all existing rights to the website and its content. Text and images are subject to copyright and may only be used in a manner relevant to copyright law following the prior written approval by Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e. V. In particular, the reprinting, incorporation into online services and the Internet and duplication on data carriers such as CD-ROM, DVD-ROM etc., including in sections, is only permitted following the prior written approval by Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e. V., unless the copyright legislation expressly permits such a use.


The data protection officer of Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e. V. is:

Lawyer Stefan Johannsen
Kanzlei Johannsen
Küterstrasse 1-3, 24103 Kiel
Tel.: +49 431 1286017


Picture rights

Slider, home page:
Ship's bow: southerlycourse / iStock
Seals with a ship: DaiMar / Fotolia
Offshore: Ems Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) / Peter Andryszak

Executive board page:
Bastian Gruschka: Bastian Gruschka private
Frank Nicolai: Frank Nicolai private
Johannes Hartwig: Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Arbeit, Technologie und Tourismus
Holger Ritter: Holger Ritter private
Torben Taeger: Torben Taeger private
Dr. Jens Tathoff: biike GmbH

Press page:
Photo Sandra Rudel: Silke Heyer Photographie

WTSH Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH

Concept, Design & Realization

Siteway Webdesign
Siteway GmbH
Poststraße 20
20354 Hamburg, Germany
Phone:040 - 839 88 242Fax:040 - 839 88


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