The Ostia-Forum-Project (OFP) is sponsored by the Stiftung-Humboldt-Universität (SHU) from 2016-2022 based on a private donation. For more details, see the website of the SHU or Funding so far.

The Humboldt Ostia Forumproject from 2010-2014 was sponsored by Humboldt University, Berlin and the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

The excavations prior to 2010 were organized with the help of and in cooperation with:

  • Soprintendenza di Ostia (Anna Gallina Zevi, Angelo Pellegrino)
  • Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI), Rom
  • University of Kent, Canterbury, Great Britain (Luke Lavan)
  • the 2009 summerschool of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA

The excavations 2010-2015 are conducted with an international team supervised by Axel Gering in cooperation with:

Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma, responsible for Ostia:

  • Mariarosaria Barbera (Soprintendente)
  • Angelo Pellegrino (Director of the Scavi di Ostia, until 2013)
  • Paola Germoni (Archivi Scientifici & Depositi)
  • Cinzia Morelli (Director of the Scavi di Ostia, 2013-)

Berlin Universities and Institutes

  • Winckelmann-Institut für Klassische Archäologie der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), Prof. Stephan G. Schmid
  • Institut für Geowissenschaften der Freien Universität Berlin (FU), Hans-Peter Thamm
  • a summerschool of the Excellence Cluster TOPOI, Berlin (subproject coordination, Undine Lieberwirth)
  • the German Aerospace Center/Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., DLR Berlin-Adlershof
  • Institut für Robotik und Mechatronik, Robotersysteme, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen – Wessling
  • Berlin-Branderburgische Adademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW)


  • Illustrated Architecture (IA), Berlin
  • Eastern Atlas, Berlin

Other Universities

  • Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Until 2010/ 2011: University of Kent, Canterbury, Great Britain
  • Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem (The Catholic University of Hungary, Budapest)