Welcome to the Baltic Gender project

Baltic Consortium on Promoting Gender Equality

in Marine Research Organisations

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8th October, 2020

Dr. Başak Kısakürek Ibsen, the project manager of Baltic Gender has been nominated as a finalist for the Falling Walls award. You can view the video here.



4th May 2020, Woman Scientist of the Month: Katja Matthes (05/2020)

This month the European Plattform of Women Scientists (EPWS) gives the floor to Prof. Dr. Katja Matthes, GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research in Kiel and Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany, and coordinator of the Baltic Gender project.

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9th March, 2020

The "Baltic Gender" success story

The EU publishes an article on the Baltic Gender project. Click here


Final Conference 

On the 18th of June 2020, Baltic Gender held its final conference online with the participation of 200 participants from all over Europe and the rest of the world.

The presentations and links to the resources can be found here.



The latest newsletter of Baltic Gender is available: click here to download. For previous versions click here.

Marine Science and Technology is traditionally a male-dominated field, with a significant lack of women in leadership positions. Therefore, there is an urgent need for change. Baltic Gender responds to the need of harvesting the whole capacity of men and women alike at all levels of research and in the technology teams to tackle the various challenges lying ahead in the marine environment.

Baltic Gender is an EU-funded project that brings together eight scientific institutions in five countries around the Baltic Sea to work on reducing gender inequalities in Marine Science and Technology. The project has been funded for 4 years, starting on the 1st of September 2016, by the HORIZON 2020 programme under the call for promoting “Gender Equality in Research and Innovation” and the topic of “Support to research organisations to implement gender equality plans” (GERI-4-2015). This topic is funded in 2016-2017 under SwafS call.

Acting as a platform for the exchange of institutional practices and the transfer of knowledge between the consortium partners, Baltic Gender will work towards the establishment and implementation of Gender Equality Plans in its partner institutions. These plans play an important role in committing institutions to long-term approaches, realistic targets and concrete measures. The project will also establish practical schemes and innovative strategies that promote gender equality.

Specific aims of the project are as following:

  • to promote gender-balanced career advancement in Marine Science and Technology, 

  • to establish strategies for promoting a family-friendly working culture,
  • to identify meaningful and effective structural changes in the partner institutions leading to an improvement of gender equality,
  • to develop methodologies for the enactment of gender-sensitive marine research,
  • to build competence and skills in gender sensitive teaching methods, 

  • to initiate gender focused training and mentoring in or across all partner institutions,
  • to develop recommendations to guide the implementation of Gender Equality Plans.


Baltic Gender Coordination Office

Mailing Address:

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Marine Meteorology, (West Shore Campus)
Düsternbrooker Weg 20,
 Room B050

D-24105 Kiel, Germany 


Project manager: Dr. Başak Kısakürek Ibsen

phone: +49 431 600-4056