13. June 2012 “Future Ocean” at the Kiel Week 2012

Experience Kiel’s marine research live at the Kiellinie, at the Kiel Week talks, on the MS Wissenschaft, and at Open Ship on the Alkor

The Cluster of Excellence “Future Ocean” is once again asking the public’s attention during the Kiel Week: On the Uni-Live stage at the Kiellinie, scientists will explain, within the framework of the Children’s University, whether black holes really exist and how polar bears are adjusting to their melting habitat.


A stand on the Kiellinie passersby can learn about the Cluster’s research and, through the computer game ecoOcean, about the importance of sustainable fisheries. Here visitors become fishermen themselves and learn how much they can fish without endangering fish stocks in the world’s oceans. Comfortable seating provide old and young explorers a chance to rest their feet. Multimedia monitors guide the audience along past the journeys of research vessels which can be followed by touch on the relief globe. The converted freighter MS Wissenschaft will make a stop-over on the eastern bank in front of GEOMAR from the 21st until the 24th of June. On board, visitors can test if the fish they have caught are big enough. The fish length game is an exhibit developed by scientists in the Cluster of Excellence. The exhibit is appropriate for young researchers from the age of 10 and up.

Cluster Activities during the Kiel Week:

Kiel Week Lecture Series, 18th to 22nd of June
Scientists will talk about and discuss socially significant topics on sustainable concepts to protect the oceans, such as sustainable fisheries, shipping, emergency operations against climate change or marine mining. The talks will be held in German. (Link to pdf)

Lectures of the Kids’ and Students’ University, CAU tent on the Kiellinie (in German)
Sunday, 17th  June
2:00 pm: "What Happens to our Skin with Tatoos or Piercings” Prof. Regina Fölster-Holst, Clinic of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, University Clinic Schleswig-Holstein 2:30 pm: "Black Holes - Science-Fiction or are They Really Real?" Prof. Wolfgang Duschl, Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, CAU

Thursday, 21st June
2:00 pm: "Hurricanes and Tornados – Twisters with Great Destructive Power " Prof. Mojib Latif, GEOMAR I Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

2:30 pm: "The Ice in the Arctic is Melting – What will the Polar Bears Do?" Prof. Dieter Piepenburg, Institute of Polar Ecology, CAU “

Future Ocean” on the MS “Wissenschaft”, 21st to 24th June
The exhibition takes visitors through the city of tomorrow and is suitable for ages 10 and up. Opening hours: Thursday, 21st  June to Sunday, 24th  June, daily from 10 am to 7 pm, free admission, Location: East bank, Wischhofstraße/Am Seefischmarkt

Friday, 22nd June, Open Ship Sealife live and close up and information about the Baltic Sea. Research ship ALKOR, 10 am -5 pm, at the research ship pier of GEOMAR on the Kiellinie, Free admission.