Introducing the Greifswald Mire Centre

We are the science-policy-practice interface for all peatland related questions – locally and globally. We are 50 peatland experts of various disciplines concentrated in one place.


We offer science-based solutions for social challenges.


We coordinate 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.


Partners in the Greifswald Mire Centre are 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.).


The Greifswald Mire Centre is founding member of the Global Peatlands Initiative.  

The main focus of our work is summarized in our our Strategy 2018-2023 and in the annual reports.