The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invited 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.