Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Press Release 169/2016

Science in the City: Window Shopping with Ocean View

“Ocean Shop Window“ Video Project of KIT to Start on December 19 in Karlsruhe – Contribution to the Science Year 2016*17 Is Funded by the Federal Ministry of Research
From December 17, the video project will provide insights into the colorful underwater world first in Karlsruhe and then in other German cities. (Photo: Nils Pickert)

Seas and oceans are gigantic habitats, but not everybody has the opportunity to marvel at them in front of own homes or on travels. Now, they will be brought into German pedestrian areas by short films and documentations in the “Ocean Shop Window” organized by the Science Communication Unit of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The “Ocean Shop Window” will start at bspace on Kronenplatz (Fritz-Erler-Straße 7) in Karlsruhe, where the installation will be presented from December 17 to 23, 2016 from 4.30 pm to 9 pm. The official opening party will take place on December 19, 2016, 6.30 pm. Representatives of the media and interested citizens are cordially invited. 




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