DLR site Bremerhaven

At its Bremerhaven site, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is dedicated to protecting infrastructure such as the ports and offshore wind farms necessary for the energy transition, digitalisation, innovative mobility and global networking, from accidents and attacks. Founded in 2017, the DLR Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures is the first of its kind in Europe.

The main tasks of DLR in Bremerhaven include assessing the level of safety and protection of maritime infrastructure and ensuring their capabilities in the long term. Offshore wind farms, for example, are an essential element in implementing the energy transition and the phase-out of nuclear and fossil energy supplies. From the outset, the Institute has been home to a research group focussed on the Institute's social and ethical responsibilities in this security-related field and on the societal acceptance of new technologies. DLR in Bremerhaven works closely with authorities and organisations with security-related tasks (Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben; BOS), but also with non-governmental organisations such as the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS) and industry.

DLR site Bremerhaven

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Fischkai 1
27572 Bremerhaven

Institutes and facilities






Jana Hoidis

Corporate Communications Bremen, Bremerhaven, Hamburg and Oldenburg
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Corporate Communications
Am Fallturm 9, 28359 Bremen
Tel: +49 421 24420-1908

Lars-Christian Schanz

Sitemanagement Bremen, Bremerhaven, Hamburg and Oldenburg
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Robert-Hooke-Straße 7, 28359 Bremen