Second Bremen Ocean Day at the University of Bremen

On Bremen Ocean Day on February 13, 2019, around 500 high school students will have the opportunity to get a taste of marine research. Scientists will talk about their research and everyday scientific life.

Numerous facilities in Bremen and Bremerhaven are dedicated to marine research. “Bremen Ocean Day focuses on this topic and brings marine research to life for everyone,” says Nicole Dubilier, director at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI) in Bremen and professor at the University of Bremen. She organizes the event with a team from the MPI and the University of Bremen. “We are delighted that the new format has been so well received and that we can give young people insights into our interdisciplinary research,” said Dubilier. Bremen Ocean Day is fully booked with 500 participants.

Five Lectures

While the first Bremen Ocean Day 2018 was dedicated to the deep sea, this time the focus is on the interaction between the oceans and our climate. At the event, young people can learn firsthand how and on what our marine researchers work. In five lectures, experienced explorers talk about their expeditions into perpetual ice, the magical world in sand, the significance of the deep sea floor for the climate, invasive species, and how our actions on land influence the ocean.

Additional Information:

For Editorial Offices: It is possible to take photographs at the beginning of the event at 9:30 a.m. or during the break between 11:15 a.m. and 12 p.m. Registration is requested.

Contact: University–School Transfer Coordinator, tel.: +49 421 218-60393, e-mail: schuleprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de.

Impressions of the event will be available for download at from 2 p.m. on February 13, 2019.


University–School Transfer Coordinator
E-mail: schuleprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Phone: +49 421 218-60393

Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
E-mail: presseprotect me ?!mpi-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Phone: +49 421 2028-947

Auf der Polarstern-Expedition PS 104
At the Polarstern-Expedition PS 104
Forschungsroboter LanceALot im Einsatz
Research robot LanceALot in action