14. May 2012 Future Ocean at Expo 2012 in Korea

German Pavilion with exhibits on overfishing and ocean observation

On May 12th the World Expo will open its doors in the South Korean city of Yesou. The numerous country pavilions of the Expo will provide information on the “Living Ocean and the Coasts,” the theme of this year’s exposition. Kiel Marine Scientists have provided information and exhibits for the “Habitat” area of the German pavilion.


The global ocean observation network ARGO demonstrates the challenge of gathering comprehensive data in the world’s oceans. The exhibit is displaying one of the probes as an interactive model and provides information about the role of long-term observatories. EcoOcean, the computer game of the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”, is meant to motivate Expo visitors to fish sustainably.

Press contact German pavilion:

Frank Bumann, press@expo2012-germany.com