The Colloquium Fundamentale in summer semester features four lectures focusing on current marine research (Photo: Ralf Schneider)
Effects of the climate change, secrets of the deep sea, industrialization of the oceans: The oceans and their coasts are a major challenge for mankind. Under the title “Mensch und Meer: Hoffnungen und Herausforderungen” (Mankind and the sea: hopes and challenges), a series of lectures focusing on current marine research will be given during the summer semester 2017 at the Colloquium Fundamentale hosted by ZAK | Center for Cultural and General Studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The opening lecture will be held by Professor Martin Visbeck from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Redtenbacher lecture room (Engelbert-Arnold-Str. 4, Building 10.91).
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