Projects organized by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the Science Year 2016*17 – Seas and Oceans

  • Exhibition Sea of Knowledge (St. Remigius Church cloister Bonn)

(The German Marine Research Consortium)
Duration: 6-17 November 2017
Monday to Saturday 09.00-22.00, Sunday 10.00-22.00

The exhibition showcases the achievements and prospects of German marine research by presenting select, true-to-detail models of German research ships, complemented by multimedia formats like virtual tours in 3D. The exhibition traces the beginnings of German marine research and follows through to the prospects and challenges it faces in the future. It underscores Germany's role in cutting-edge research with high-tech vessels whose expeditions have gained international recognition.
(In coordination with the Fundraising Department/City of Bonn)

  • Light and sound installation Glowing Seas (Facade of Postbank Finance Center / Münsterplatz Bonn)

(In cooperation with Deutsches Museum Bonn and Deutsches Museum Munich)
Duration: 3-17 November 2017
Opens at the Bonn Leuchtet event on 3 November 2017, daily 17.00-22.00

A light and sound installation with a focus on the oceans and seas. The ocean comes alive and invites reflection. The museum facade will be bathed in light from 17:00-22:00 to the sounds of the sea and whale song.
(In coordination with the Fundraising Department/City of Bonn, city-marketing bonn e.V. and the Press Office/City of Bonn)

  • Expedition Clockwork Ocean (Rheinaue Bonn)

(Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht - Centre for Materials and Coastal Research)
Duration: 6-16 November 2017
Daily 12.00-18.00

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht presents the full-dome, 30-minute film The Eddy Hunt. An international team presents images of ocean eddies taken from a zeppelin parked over the Baltic Sea. Eddies affect the migration of marine animals, algae growth and the climate.
(In coordination with the Department of International Affairs & Global Sustainability/City of Bonn)


  • Video Installation Ocean Shop Window (Kaiserpassage Bonn)

(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Duration: 3-17 November 2017
Opens at the Bonn Leuchtet event on 3 November 2017; daily 17.00-23.00

Video projections turn empty shop windows into aquariums, daily filmlets and documentaries shed light on the exploration and utilization of the oceans and the diversity of the underwater world.
Project cooperation with Wissenschaftsladen Bonn e.V.
(In coordination with the Office for Economic Development/City of Bonn and city-marketing bonn e.V.)

  • The Ocean in Depth (Kaiserpassage Bonn)

(Marum – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen)
Duration: 6-17 November 2017
Daily 10.00-18.00

Reproductions of deep-sea landscapes in a diorama are matched by models of underwater technologies used by German marine research institutions. Visitors can gather background information on the geology and biology of the deep sea with the help of interactive 3D visualization as well as take a virtual flight through underwater landscapes. The scenarios are based on real data and are accurately reflected in the underwater world portrayed in the diorama.
The module shares knowledge and inspires fascination for the natural sciences.
(In coordination with the Office for Economic Development/City of Bonn and city-marketing bonn e.V.)

  • Multitouch Table: Around the World with Research Vessel SONNE (6.–17.11.2017, Adult Education Center Bonn, Haus der Bildung)

(Project Management Juelich / Research Center Jülich GmbH)
Duration: 6-17 November 2017
Monday to Friday 10.00-21.30

Manganese nodules in the Pacific, hot springs off the coast of New Zealand and cloud patterns over the Atlantic: the research conducted on the SONNE research vessel is as diverse as its areas of operation. The multifunctional touch table displays a world map showing the route of the SONNE since its commissioning. Visitors can immerse themselves in the vessel's impressive expeditions through texts, pictures, and videos and discover first research results.