BMBF provides international funding to protect our oceans, coasts and poles
As the largest habitat on Earth, Oceans cover about two-thirds of its surface. However, the world's oceans are currently filling up with rubbish and the exploitation of marine resources together with deep-sea mining are attracting ever more interest. As research is the key to developing solutions for the above-mentioned problems, the German Federal Research Ministry is providing funding in the area of marine and polar research. In June 2015, the sustainable explotation of the Ocean's resources will be discussed at the G7 summit in Germany.
Research is the key to developing solutions for the above-mentioned problems. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing funding to international pilot programmes to protect our oceans, coasts and poles. Concerted efforts and the drawing up of international guidelines are needed in order to be able to continue to exploit the oceans sustainably.
The protection of the marine environment, marine governance and resource efficiency will be discussed at the summit of the G7 countries. Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 and has invited the heads of state and government to attend the summit at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria on 7-8 June 2015. Germany will also host the meeting of the G7 science ministers in Berlin on 8-9 October.
You can find more information on these issues under:
Controlling the pollution of the oceans
Find further Information to the G7 Summit here