Press Tour 2017: Seas and Oceans
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites 16 international science journalists from all over the world on a press tour to Germany on marine research from 22 to 27 October 2017.
The seas and oceans are the origin of all life and vital to the future of humanity. How can ocean resources be used in a sustainable manner? What are the effects of rising sea temperatures and acidification? What can we do to tackle the pollution of the seas? These are only some of the questions that researchers of today are seeking to answer. The press tour picks up the topic of the German Science Year 2016*17 of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and sets out to show what marine researchers in Germany are working on.
The focus of the tour will be on three fields of action:
- Oceans as "weather kitchen" and climate machine
- Oceans as a source of food and treasure trove
- Oceans as a source of raw materials and energy
In the one-week programme we will visit the following institutions in Bremerhaven, Bremen, Hamburg and Kiel:
- Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
- Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research
- MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen
- Jacobs University Bremen
- Cluster of Excellence "Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction" (CliSAP)
- Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) at the University Hamburg
- Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
- German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)
- Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries
- Cluster of Excellence "Future Ocean" / Kiel Marine Science (KMS)
- GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
We thank all these institutes for their collaboration and look forward to our press tour 2017 about marine research in Germany.