“The Future Ocean” on the Travelling Museum Ship MS Wissenschaft 2012 – a Greater Understanding of Sustainability

In 2012 the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” joined the museum ship “MS Wissenschaft – Future Project Earth” for the fourth time. This year’s focus lies on sustainability. The voyage begins in Berlin on the 30th of May and ends in Wurzburg on the 15th of October.

This year an entire city will be floating through rivers and canals – with exhibits by the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”. Starting on the 30th of May, the museum ship MS Wissenschaft, sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research, is touring 36 cities in Germany and Austria. The journey begins in Berlin, arriving at the Kiel Fjord just in time for the Kiel Week and continuing through the Rhine, the Main and the Danube to Vienna, ending in Wurzburg on the 15th of October. In 2012, the Year of Science, the exhibition will focus on the topic of sustainability. Alongside issues such as climate change, sustainable energy supplies and water management, the Cluster’s theme of sustainable fishery will also be discussed. The exhibition in the converted cargo ship guides the visitors through an entire city. In apartments, the train station, the museum or in the supermarket, children, young people and adults can experience science and research first hand. More than 40 – mostly interactive – exhibits convey current research topics in a lively, visual way. The Cluster is represented by a game on overfishing at the fish counter in the supermarket.

The MS Wissenschaft will be in Kiel from the 21st – 24th of June (Wischhofstraße / Am Seefischmarkt).
The exhibition is open daily from 10 am – 7 pm. Entry is free.