Press Release 079/2017

The Oceans – Resource, Climate Factor, and Escape Route

Public series of lectures under the title “Mensch und Meer: Hoffnungen und Herausforderungen” at ZAK presents the ocean as a habitat.
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The Colloquium Fundamentale in summer semester features four lectures focusing on current marine research (Photo: Ralf Schneider)

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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For more information on the program and the speakers, see:

http://www.zak.kit.edu/colloquium_fundamentale

 

Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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