Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz – Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)

Since January 2022, Professor Raimund Bleischwitz has held the position of scientific director of the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen. The economist and social scientist succeeds Dr. Werner Ekau, who has been acting scientific director since July 2020.

Bleischwitz comes from University College London (UCL), one of the top 10 universities worldwide, where he held the professorship of sustainable global resources and was director of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources. A cooperative professorship in Bremen is currently planned.

Raimund Bleischwitz conducts research on the productivity of natural resources in economy and society and addresses the multidisciplinary challenges of resource use. His work emphasizes both the interaction between resources and ecosystems (“nexus”) and the opportunities of resource policies for innovation and improved livelihoods. At the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bleischwitz plans to strengthen research on “blue carbon” (sequestration of carbon in coastal and marine ecosystems) and focus on “blue economy.”

Portrait Raimund Bleischwitz
Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz