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 picked up the topic of the German Science Year 2016*17 of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and set out to show what marine researchers in Germany are working on.

This was the itinerary of the one-week programme:

Monday, 23 October | Bremerhaven:

  • Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

Tuesday, 24 October | Bremen:

  • Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)
  • Marum - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen
  • Jacobs University Bremen

Wednesday, 25 October | Hamburg:
Climate Research in Hamburg:

  • German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)
  • Cluster of Excellence "Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction" (CliSAP)
  • Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) at Universität Hamburg
  • Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Thursday, 26 October | Hamburg, Kiel:

  • Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries
  • Cluster of Excellence "Future Ocean", Kiel Marine Science (KMS)
  • GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (west shore campus)

Friday, 27 October | Kiel:

  • GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (east shore campus)

We thank all these institutes for their kind collaboration!



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