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Challenges and opportunities
"Challenges for Business & Science: Sustainable Use and Protection of the Seas in the North and Baltic Seas"

We live by the sea. With the sea. And from the sea. The oceans have always been used economically by humans as a source of food and transport. In addition, they have long been used as a source of resources such as oil, gas, sand and gravel or, more recently, as a location for wind turbines to produce wind energy.

What new challenges and opportunities does the EC Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSF) provide for Business & Science? As part of the event, we would like to identify topics together with you, analyze needs, generate project ideas, develop concrete innovation projects, and new business models for the protection and sustainable use of the North and Baltic Sea.

We heartily invite you:
On June 15, 2018 at 9.30 am in the Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel
Invitation and program (PDF 448KB, file is not barrier-free)
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Organizers are: The Ministry of Economy, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism of Schleswig-Holstein with the state initiative "Zukunft Meer", the Cluster of Excellence "Future Ocean" of the Christian Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel and the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany - Branch Office Schleswig -Holstein.

Beacon Projects

Back in 2004 the State Government of Schleswig-Holstein set-up the initiative "sea our future" which laid the foundations for what is now known as "maritime governance". The objective of this government activity was and is to make intelligent decisions for the state through improved information and communication with the various maritime stakeholders. At the same time the intention is to improve the level of information and transparency for stakeholders and the public in Schleswig-Holstein, and the promotion of Schleswig-Holstein as a maritime location throughout Europe.

The Cluster of Excellence has created an impetus for the entire German research landscape, which demonstrates how social and scientific research can work together in discourse with actors from business and politics to solve pressing future questions in a solution-oriented manner. In order to ensure the continuity of this process, various formats and platforms have been created by science, business and politics, e.g. the Schleswig-Holstein Innovation and Technology Forum, Industrial Policy Congress, Fishing Talks, "Algenstammtisch", Future Congress, "Kieler Marktplatz", "Forschung Erforschen".

More informationen:
Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Schleswig-Holstein
Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland
Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Verkehr und Technologie, Schleswig-Holstein
Landesinitiative Zukunft Meer