Future Ocean at International Trade Fairs

In 2017 the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" exhibited for the fifth time at the OI Oceanology International. This year, for the first time, the Oceanology International took place in North America, in San Diego from the 14th to 16th of February. More than 150 exhibitors presented new products and services from all areas of marine technology at the leading trade fair for marine technologies. In addition to the exhibition, visitors were offered an interesting conference and lecture program.


The Cluster of Excellence presented together with the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel and other companies at the Northern Germany Community Stand organized by the WTSH, the Business Development and Technology Transfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH. In addition to technology transfer and knowledge exchange, the focus was on newly developed technologies, which were presented to entrepreneurs and interested parties (see Technology Marketing). This program draws attention to the unique knowledge pool generated by more than 250 interdisciplinary scientists in the cluster and supports young scientists in their career development. By integrating politics, business and society, the transdisciplinarity in the cluster is increased, discussions are stimulated and dialogue platforms are initiated.