CMRS studies the interaction
of the oceans and human society. With expertise from historians,
archaeologists, ethnologists, and social anthropologists, our research
explores the interaction between humans and the sea from the earliest
times to the Present.
CMRS is located in Esbjerg, Denmark, and focuses mainly on
European studies but works with partners all over the globe to develop
a comparative framework for our research. The centre is a home to both
research and graduate studies.
Main fields of research are:
Maritime studies ‚€“ human utilisation of
the sea as a resource and highway of transportation
Regional development ‚€“ social and
economic activity in a geographic space
Maritime archaeology ‚€“ the maritime
cultural landscape, its utilisation and material culture
Tourisme and Cultural Heritage ‚€“ the
conservation and utilisation of coastal and marine resources
CMRS was established in 1994. It is a partnership of the University
of Southern Denmark and the Fisheries and Maritime Museum. On 1 January
2008, the Archives of Danish
Occupation History 1940-1945 joined CMRS as an associated
staff of CMRS at the University of Southern Denmark and the Fisheries
and Maritime Museum form one research unit. Staff members at SDU also
teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the Department of
The staff are involved in several collaborative and
individual research projects. A joint project on the Wadden Sea has
recently been started.
In addition, CMRS is involved in following external research projects:
. CMRS at SDU is home to the doctoral research school MAST (former
- CMRS is also a partner in the Danish project Consequences of Weather
and Climate Change to Aquatic Ecosystems (CONWOY).
The regional history of Western Jutland and the Schleswig-Holstein
counties is a core field of research. We maintain the web library for -
- The project Virtual Museum - living regional
history of the Danish German border region is a joint project of four
partner universities in Denmark and Germany.
to some of our partners, which one way or another have contributed to
the work of CMRS. CMRS is a non-profit research organization, so we are
depened by the support of volounteers and businesses.
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