Maritime Safety and Security

Issues of civil maritime safety and security are becoming increasingly significant. This does not only concern vessels, traffic routes, ports and transported goods or passengers, but also the people employed in these areas. Those involved are already reacting very sensitively to these challenges with new safety and security concepts, improved standards, innovative products and digital solutions in all areas, such as shipbuilding, the maritime supply industry, or shipping.

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany founded the specialist group Maritime Safety and Security in January 2018. The aim is to identify issues and future hot spots in the field of maritime safety and security as well as to initiate innovative projects. The specialist group thus complements existing programmes and projects from other institutions and associations and is willing to promote collaboration and cooperation between the individual players.

Key points of the specialist group Maritime Safety and Security include integrated land and sea operations, human-machine interaction, the protection of the maritime infrastructure, damage management, acute and emergency care, as well as qualification and training concepts.


Dr.-Ing. Carsten Hilgenfeld

KPLER Germany GmbH

Direction of specialist group

+49 381 3676500

Thoralf Noack

DLR Program Directorate Transport

Direction of specialist group

+49 3981 480136

Prof. Dr. Falk von Seck

Jade Hochschule Elsfleth, Fachbereich Seefahrt und Logistik

Direction of specialist group

+49 4404 92884324

Holger Klindt


Direction of specialist group

+49 151 11106273

Egbert Schwarz

DLR Deutsches Fernerkundungsdatenzentrum

Direction of specialist group

+49 3981 480149

Robert Wirth

Reederei F. Laeisz G.m.b.H.

Direction of specialist group

+49 152 54519721

Supervising MCN Branch Offices

Ines Jahnke

Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e. V.
Branch Office Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

+49 381 4031-770

Andreas Born

Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland
Branche Office Bremen
+49 421 361-32171