Maritime Campus Elsfleth

As a public-private partnership between the Jade University of Applied Sciences Wilhelmshaven / Oldenburg / Elsfleth (Department of Nautical Studies), the Elsfleth City Council, the federal state of Lower Saxony and Beluga Shipping GmbH, the Maritime Campus in Elsfleth represents a unique competence centre.

Nautic students and prospective ship mechanics, researchers and representatives of renowned companies learn, work, conduct research and live close to the river Hunte in Elsfleth on an area covering 30.000 square metres. The ship’s mechanic centre has opened in autumn 2008, the Maritime Research Centre in spring 2009. The university extension was completed in autumn 2009. From 2011 the Beluga Offshore Training Academy (BOTA) will extend the range of basic and advanced maritime training provided at the campus. With its holistic approach BOTA will combine maritime training with a modular programme of safety guidance for offshore industries and the shipping of project and heavy lift cargoes. Once nearly threatened by closure, the Maritime Campus Elsfleth therefore belongs to the most advanced and innovative maritime education, research and training sites in Germany.

Niels Stolberg, CEO of Beluga Shipping GmbH and himself a graduate of the nautical training school in Elsfleth, is especially committed to the Maritime Research Centre, making it possible to examine specific aspects of operational business as well as elaborate and further develop them on a practical basis, create a link between research and industry and further enhance the alignment of the Maritime Campus through varied forms of cross-site cooperation with renowned project partners. Work at the Maritime Research Centre focuses on maritime environmental protection and climate impact research, maritime information and communication technology, shipbuilding and maritime systems technology, maritime infrastructure and logistics and maritime qualifications.

If you would like to find out more about the Maritime Campus in Elsfleth or are interested in a research project, please contact:

Beluga Shipping GmbH / Elsflether Zentrum für Maritime Forschung GmbH
Dr. Ralf Wöstmann, Managing Director Centre of Maritime Research in Elsfleth 
Dr. Michael Beckhusen, Managing Director Centre of Maritime Research in Elsfleth 
and Project Management Maritime Campus Elsfleth
Teerhof 59, 28199 Bremen / An der Weinkaje 4, 26931 Elsfleth


+49 (0) 4404 9547 - 4190


+49 (0) 4404 9547 - 4200





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