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)