Collection of successful measures to promote gender equality in the marine sciences now available

The electronic version of the brochure “Gender equality in marine sciences. Best practices on structural change” can be downloaded from the Baltic Gender homepage. The brochure introduces a variety of measures and actions implemented within the Baltic Gender partner institutions in order to improve gender equality and to anchor gender-fair institutional structures and practices. The examples are categorized according to their main focuses ranging from decision-making over distribution of resources, recruitment and staff development to rising awareness of gender inequalities. Each example is accompanied by recommendations for all institutions who think of implementing similar measures.

via:mento_ocean is one of the best practices in the category staff development.


Good practical example: via:mento_ocean is in the Gender Diversity Toolbox

The Gender Diversity Toolbox is a collection of practical examples of the topics gender diversity and the improvement of equal opportunities for women and men from and for research organizations.

via:mento_ocean is listed since August 2018 as a good example for career promotion of women as well as for visibility of women in science.


Awared: via:mento_ocean - an innovative measure

In December 2014, via:mento_ocean was selected as an exemplary and innovative measure to promote female postdoctoral researchers and integrated in the DFG's toolbox of gender equality measures. With its focus on marine scientists, via:mento_ocean ist the only German mentoring-programme in academia for a specific scientific field and conducted in English in order to give female postdocs the opportunity to build up a network within a very internationally oriented community.

Further news about the mentoring programme are on the  Future Ocean Webpage.


  • Dr. Marta Chiarinotti
    Gender Equality
    Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4, Room 1407a
    24118 Kiel

    Tel: 0431/880-1018


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