sub:marine

Together with our partner Science Year 2016*17, we initiated the “sub:marine” track at re:publica 2017 which had a focus on exciting questions regarding ocean habitats and the sustainable use of our natural resources. We looked at fascinating technologies being implemented in our planet's seas and discuss topics of Open Sea Data and the Internet of Things of the Ocean. We also focused on how we can make science even more exciting and aesthetically accessible.

The world's oceans contain unexplored secrets and potentials. What has long been the stuff of pop-culture stories is already being implemented in the fields of biology, medicine, and mobility and being tested for the demands of the future. While we still can't call the sea our home we can be witnesses to the first steps on our way to transforming more of it into a place for life and creation. These experiments range from food production, harvesting raw materials needed for medication, to aquiring materials for fuel production. The fashion industry has also shown an interest in what our oceans have to offer. But how can we ensure that our planet's waters can be used sustainably and without endangering them?

Increasing human intervention into ocean habitats is causing growing pollution and exploitation, severely disrupting the balance of their ecosystems. Rising sea temperatures, coral bleaching, and the enormous fields of plastics in the oceans are worrying side-effects of our intensive use of the seas. How do scientists and researchers tackle these problems? We have to face these challenges head on and use the Science Year 2016*17 to facilitate exciting dialogue on controversial topics from the field of sea and ocean research.

About the topic of Science Year 2016*17

Sea and ocean research is the core topic of Science Year 2016*17. Seas and oceans cover nearly 70 percent of our planet. They act as climate regulators, food sources, economic spaces – and are habitats for many plant and animal life. Scientists have been studying the oceans for decades; yet they remain mysterious and largely unexplored. Science Year 2016*17 focuses on the exploration of the seas and oceans, their preservation, and their sustainable use. The Science Years are an initiative by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) together with Wissenschaft im Dialog (Science in Dialogue, WiD). Together they are a key instrument of scientific communication in bringing current research to the wider population and support dialogue between research and society. Science Year 2016*17 is supported by their consultant partners German Marine Research Consortium (KDM).

 

 

Image credit: re:publica (CC BY 2.0)

re:connecting Europe 2017

Contributions #rpEurope17

06/22/2017

How can we sustainably make use of the oceans without endangering them? How can we protect the seas, coral reefs and their inhabitants? Researchers probed for answers to these questions in numerous talks within the framework of the sub:marine topic.

News #rpEurope17

06/01/2017

Our media partner dctp.tv was busy at the re:publica. Over the course of the three days, they produced 26 video interviews on-location in their #rp17 studio. Marine biologist and #rp17 speaker Antje Boetius was among the people who stopped by for a talk. 

re:publica 2017

News #rp17

05/15/2017

We hope that you were able to gather all sorts of new insights, meet old friends and left with armfuls of inspiration! Our look back at the #rp17, including all the important facts, and forward to the next re:publicas.

05/01/2017

We’ve got our very own personal “March for Science” at the re:publica this year with sub:marine, the sub-conference organised in cooperation with the Science Year 2016*17 – Seas and Oceans.

04/24/2017

French director and designer Nelly Ben Hayoun is the latest addition to our mainstage programme. She’s on a mission to bring chaos and subversion into the worlds of science and design.

03/29/2017

14 tracks, 500 hours, 700 speakers – keeping an overview with this much on offer isn’t easy, but we’ll be taking you through it, bit by bit. In this second edition, the programme team presents you more from the #rp17.

 

Contributions #rp17

05/10/2017

Humans and corals are more similar than previously thought; and for humans, food is a vital but underestimated resource. Two projects, one artist.

05/09/2017

Designer and filmmaker Nelly Ben Hayoun is on a mission to bring chaos and subversion into the tidy and hierarchical world of science and design. She offers a new form of hyperrealistic experience with her two doppelgangers Aglaé and Anaïs Zebrowski.

Sessions #rp17

04/20/2017
sub:marine
Stage 1
05/08/2017 - 18:30 to 19:00
English
Talk
Everyone
04/19/2017
sub:marine
Stage L2
05/09/2017 - 16:45 to 17:15
German
Talk
Everyone
04/13/2017
sub:marine
Stage L2
05/09/2017 - 17:30 to 18:00
English
Talk
Everyone
04/10/2017
re:publica
05/08/2017 - 10:00 to 05/10/2017 - 20:00
German
Action
Beginner
04/04/2017
Politics & Society
Stage 3
05/09/2017 - 18:45 to 19:45
English
Talk
Everyone
03/29/2017
sub:marine
Stage 4
05/10/2017 - 14:15 to 14:45
English
Talk
Everyone
03/28/2017
sub:marine
Stage L1
05/08/2017 - 16:30 to 17:00
English
Action
Everyone
03/19/2017
sub:marine
Maker Space
05/09/2017 - 17:30 to 18:30
English
Workshop
Everyone
03/18/2017
sub:marine
Stage 3
05/08/2017 - 15:15 to 15:45
German
Talk
Everyone
03/14/2017
sub:marine
Stage 4
05/10/2017 - 13:45 to 14:15
English
Talk
Everyone
03/06/2017
sub:marine
Maker Space
05/09/2017 - 10:30 to 12:15
English
Workshop
Everyone
03/06/2017
sub:marine
Stage 3
05/08/2017 - 14:45 to 15:15
German
Talk
Everyone
02/11/2017
sub:marine
Stage 8
05/08/2017 - 18:30 to 19:00
English
Talk
Beginner
01/31/2017
Fashiontech Lab Berlin
Maker Space
05/10/2017 - 11:15 to 12:15
English
Action
Everyone
01/31/2017
sub:marine
Stage T
05/08/2017 - 18:30 to 19:00
German
Talk
Everyone
01/31/2017
sub:marine
Stage L1
05/10/2017 - 13:00 to 13:30
German
Talk
Everyone
01/30/2017
re:publica
05/08/2017 - 12:00 to 05/10/2017 - 18:00
English
Action
Everyone
01/28/2017
re:publica
05/08/2017 - 10:00 to 05/10/2017 - 20:00
English
Action
Beginner
01/08/2017
sub:marine
Stage 8
05/08/2017 - 17:15 to 17:45
English
Talk
Everyone
01/06/2017
sub:marine
Stage T
05/10/2017 - 10:30 to 11:30
German
Workshop
Beginner
01/06/2017
sub:marine
Stage T
05/10/2017 - 10:00 to 10:30
German
Talk
Beginner
01/04/2017
sub:marine
Stage 9
05/09/2017 - 14:15 to 14:45
German
Talk
Beginner
12/13/2016
sub:marine
German
Action
Everyone
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