Federal Environment Competition 2012
The Kiel Cluster of Excellence "Future Ocean" offers a special prize with the title "Future Ocean - Too Warm, Too High, Too Acidic?" for the BundesUmweltWettbewerb (Federal Enviroment Competition) 2011/2012. The prizes awarded are: 750 Euro for the age group 13 to 16 and 500 Euro for those 17 to 21.
The deadline for proposals for the next round of the competiton is 15th March 2012.
More and more sceintists are pointing out that climate change will cause changes and damage to the marine environment and the coasts, which may have enormous consequences for humans. Not only the great oceans are affected but also the seas at our doorstep (North and Baltic Seas) as well as the coasts, the islands and the entire water cycle. In 2011/2012 the special prize aims at motivating young people to grapple with the varied environmental problems in the field of marine science and to demonstrate the connection between changes in the climate changes in the oceans. We want to give young people the possibility to contribute with small steps to solutions to environmental problems in the field of marine science.
General information about the BundesUmweltWettbewerb (Rules for participation, deadlines, etc.) can be found (in German) at http://www.buw-home.de.
The investigation of the oceans with the most modern methods of marine science is the central task of the Kiel Cluster of Excellence "Future Ocean". More information is available at www.futureocean.org