Science Sips on Marine Biodiviersity in the Science Year 2016*17 – Seas and Oceans
Ever tried by-catch curry, or discussed ocean sustainability while sipping seaweed cocktails? The third Science Sips event takes place on 21 June 2017 at the Berlin Museum for Natural History and features talks on marine biodiversity. Additionally, the winners of the recipe contest "Klug gefischt/Smart fishing" will be honored during this event. The recipe contest was conceived as part of the Science Year 2016*17 – Seas and Oceans, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, together with EDEKA and WWF, in an aim to sensitize sustainable fishing within the framework of marine science.
The oceans and seas provide habitats to around one million animal and plant species, as well as over a billion species of microbes. However, we consume only a limited amount of these million species. Human activities have an ever greater impact on the seas and the biodiversity they sustain. Meanwhile, we still know less about our oceans than we know about the surface of Mars.
The project "Taste of the Future of the Seas" is part of the Science Year 2016*17 – Seas and Oceans, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, and addresses the fascinating biodiversity of our oceans and seas. Experts will give short, energetic presentations on topics on marine biodiversity, followed by interactive discussion rounds on sustainable consumption. Participants can enjoy street food and drinks made from sustainable seafood, like by-catch curry and seaweed cocktails. The third Science Sips will address what we already know about marine biodiversity and what remains to be explored, the impact of fisheries on ocean conservation, and what options consumers have for sustainable seafood consumption.
Short, energetic presentations will be held by:
- Dr. Charles Oliver Coleman, the custodian of the collection of crustaceans (crabs) and protozoa (single-cell organisms) at the Museum of Natural History Berlin
- Dr. Daniel Carstensen, expert for sustainable fishery products at WWF
- Dr. Astrid Gärdes, head of the working group tropical marine microbiology at the Leibniz-Centre for Tropical Marine Biology
Moderator: Dr. Camilla Bausch, Ecologic Institute
At the Science Sips event, the winner of the recipe challenge "Klug gefischt" will be honored. The recipe contest was conceived as part of the Science Year 2016*17 – Seas and Oceans, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, together with EDEKA and WWF, in an aim to sensitize sustainable fishing within the framework of marine science.
We would like to extend a warm invitation to join the the Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka in honoring the winner and to subsequently attend the Science Sips event series:
- Prof. Dr. Johannes Vogel, director of the Museum of Natural History Berlin
- Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister for Education and Research
- Awarding of winnders with Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Rolf Lange, director of communications for EDEKA and Barbara Meier, WWF-ambassador for ghost fishing and topmodel
Location: Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin
Admission from 6.30 p.m., event begins at 7:00 p.m.
Entry fee: 5,-€, which includes one street food snack
To participate, please register via eMail.
All events in the project "Taste of the Future of the Seas" are in German.