• An iceberg captured on camera during a 30-day mission in 2012 to map areas of the Arctic aboard the NOAA Ship Fairweather.





  • East Coast of Scotland at a spot called Pease Bay.




    Marine Protected Areas

  • Juvenile green sea turtle underneath the Midway Island Pier in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.





  • With NOAA's predicted, real-time, and forecasted currents, people can safely dock and undock ships, maneuver them in confined waterways, and safely navigate through coastal waters. This helps to avoid ship collisions or delay the arrival of goods.




    Maritime Shipping

  • Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.




    Wind Energy

  • Colorful nudibranch (Shell-less mollusk) at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctury.





  • Iron and silica rich chimneys on the summit of Giggenbach volcano are evidence of warm springs that were active at this site in the past. New Zealand, Kermadec Arc. April 18, 2005.





  • Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. White chimneys at Champagne vent site, NW Eifuku volcano. The chimneys are ~20 cm (8 in) across and ~50 cm (20 in) high, venting fluids at 103§C (217§F). Notice the bubbles in the upper left side of the image. Mariana Arc region, Western Pacific Ocean. April, 2004.




    Hydrothermal Vents

  • A map of a seamount in the Arctic Ocean created by NOAA's Office of Coast Survey by gathering data with a multibeam echo sounder.





  • Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. A close up view of tubeworms at a seafloor hot spring on Daikoku volcano. These animals only live at hydrothermal vents. Mariana Arc region, Western Pacific Ocean. April, 2004.




    Hydrothermal Vents

Privacy Policy of the Institute for the Law of the Sea and International Marine Environmental Law (ISRIM)

§ 1 Information über die Erhebung personenbezogener Daten

  1. In the following we are informing about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data, which are related to you personally, such as name, address, e-mail address, user behaviour. 
  2. Controller in accordance with article 4 paragraph 7 General Data Protection Regulation is Hugo Grotius gGmbH - non-profit society for the advancement of legal sciences, Joseph-Haydn-Str. 5, DE-28209 Bremen, E-Mail: info@hugo-grotius.de, Fon: +49 421 3339391, Fax: +49 421 3339399.
  3. When contacting us via e-mail, the data provided (your e-mail-address, where appropriate your name and your telephone number) will be retained in order to answer your questions. The data will be erased once the storage may be unnecessary, or the processing will be restricted if legal  obligation to retain data exist.

§ 2 Collection of personal data when visiting our website

  1. When you access our website www.isrim.de we only collect the personal data your browser is providing to our server. The following listed data will be collected and retained until their automatic erasure. We collect the following data which are technically necessary to view the website and to ensure the stability and the security of the website. The collection of personal data is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests and does not allow any conclusion to an individual person. Legal basis: article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point f General Data Protection Regulation:


  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • date and time of the request
  • time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • content of the request (certain website)
  • Access status/HTTP-status code
  • data volume transferred
  • website of request
  • browser
  • operating system and its interface
  • language und release of the browser software.


  1. We do not use cookies.


§ 3 Transfer of data

  1. Your personal Data are transferred to third Parties for no other purposes than mentioned hereafter in paragraph (2).
  2. We only transfer your personal data to third Parties if:


  1. you have given consent to the processing of your personal data (article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point a General Data Protection Regulation),
  2. the transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there are no grounds for supposing that you have legitimated prevailing interests for a non-disclosure of your data (article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point f General Data Protection Regulation),
  3. it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation (article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point c General Data Protection Regulation) and 
  4. it is legally permitted and necessary for the performance of a contract with you (article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point b General Data Protection Regulation).

§ 4 Social Media

  1. In addition to this website we also provide online presences in social media as further communication opportunities with users who have interest in our area of expertise. Legal basis: article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point f General Data Protection Regulation
  2. If you use our online presences in social media, personal data could be transferred to the respective provider of the social network, which go beyond the data you provided, for example information about your browser and your IP-address. We have no influence of the collected data and the process of the data , neither do we have full knowledge of the collection of data, the purposes of the processing and the period for retaining.
  3. If you visit the social networks and you are logged in with your personal user account, the social network can allocate your visit to your account. If you do not want that such an allocation happens, you have to log out from your personal social media account prior to your visit to our online presences.
  4. The purpose and extent of the collection of data and the processing and the use of data as well as your rights and setting opportunities for the protection of your privacy could you find in the data protection notices of the social networks:

Data protection notice Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

Data protection notice Google+/YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

Data protection notice LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Data protection notice flickr: https://policies.oath.com/ie/de/oath/privacy/products/flickr/index.html

Data protection notice ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/privacy-policy

§ 5 Embedding of YouTube-Videos

  1. We have embedded YouTube-Videos in our website, which are retained on www.YouTube.com and which are able to be played back on our website. The videos are embedded in a greater data protection mode, which means that no user data are transferred to YouTube, as far the videos are not played back.If the videos are played back, the personal data mentioned in § 2 will be transferred. We have no influence on this transfer of data.
  2. The visit on our website provides YouTube with information, that you accessed the corresponding website. Further the data mentioned in § 2 are transferred. This happens irrespective of the fact if YouTube provides a user account or not and irrespective of the fact if you are logged in or not. If you are logged in with Google, your data will be allocated to your user account. If you do not wish such an allocation with your YouTube profile, you have to log out prior to the activation of the button. YouTube retaines your data as user profiles and uses the data for advertising purposes, market research and/or needs-based design of your website. Such an evaluation happens (also for user who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertisement and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have a right to withdraw the formation of user profiles; for this matter you have to refer to YouTube 
  3. You can get further information about purpose and extent of the collection of data and their processing by YouTube in the privacy policy. The privacy policy does also inform about your rights and setting option for the protection of your privacy: https.//www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and submitted himself the EU-US_Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/Eu-US-Framework.

§ 6 Your rights

  1. You shall have the following rights with regard to personal data concerning you:


  • Right of access by the data subject (article 15 General Data Protection Regulation),
  • Right to rectification (article 16 General Data Protection Regulation) or erasure (article 17 General Data Protection Regulation) ,
  • Right to restriction of processing (article 18 General Data Protection Regulation),
  • Right to object (article 21 General Data Protection Regulation),
  • Right of data portability (article 20 General Data Protection Regulation).

(2) Further, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority about us regarding the processing of personal data relating to you (article 77 General Data Protection Regulation).

§ 7 Objection or withdrawal to the processing of your data

  1. If your consent to the processing of your data is given, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (article 7 paragraph 3 General Data Protection Regulation). The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. 
  2. If the processing of your personal data ist based on the balancing of interests (article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point f General Data Protection Regulation), you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data (article 21 General Data Protection Regulation) on grounds relating to your particular situation or where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes. Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time.
  3. In case you would like to make use of your right of objection and your right of withdrawal, it is sufficient here to send an e-mail to info@isrim.de.

§ 8 Update and Changes of this privacy policy

Due to improvements of our website and services or due to amended legal and/or official requirements it may be necessary that we have to update this privacy policy. The newest version is always accessible on our website www.isrim.de/Privacy-Policy.802.0.html.