Introducing the Greifswald Mire Centre

The Greifswald Mire Centre (GMC) is a cooperation of the University of Greifswald, the Michael Succow Foundation and the Institute of Sustainable Development of Landscapes of the Earth (German: Institut für Dauerhaft Umweltgerechte Entwicklung von Naturräumen der Erde, DUENE e.V.), which are all based in Greifswald, Germany.

As a science-policy-practice interface, the GMC works on all peatland related questions – locally and globally – with 50 peatland experts of various disciplines concentrated in one place. They offer science-based solutions for social challenges.

The GMC coordinates the "Global Peatland Database", the largest database of distribution and status of peatlands worldwide. The extensive library "Peatland and Nature Conservation International Library“ (PeNCIL) is part of the GMC. The Greifswald Mire Centre is also a founding member of the Global Peatlands Initiative.  

MoorWissen summarizes fundamental knowledge about peatlands and presents sustainable land use strategies for bogs and fens of Central Europe. Research projects and best practice examples of the GMC and its partners report on experiences and possibilities of sustainable peatland utilisation.


Further links

Greifswald Mire Centre

Greifswald Moor Centrum
Website of the Greifswald Mire Center

University of Greifswald
Website of the University of Greifswald

Michael Succow Stiftung
Website for the Michael Succow Foundation

Institut DUENE e.V.
Website for the Institute DUENE e.V.

Research group Peatland Studies and Palaeoecology
Website of the research group Peatland Studies and Palaeoecology

Peatland and Nature Conservation International Library (PeNCIL)


Society of Wetland Scientists
Website of the Society of Wetland Scientists

International Mire Conservation Group
Website of the International Mire Conservation Group

International Peatland Society
Website of the International Peatland Society

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Website for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Wetlands International
Website of Wetlands International

International Union for Conservation of Nature
Website of the International Union for Conservation of Nature


Mires and Peat
Website for the Journal Mires and Peat