03/06/2021 | The University of Bremen is 50 years old this year. One of the birthday events is the traditional Open Campus of the university and its partners. From June 7 to 11, 2021, it will take place for the first time as a digital Open Campus Week. Under the motto "OPEN WORLDS - SHARE KNOWLEDGE", departments, institutes and other facilities will present themselves for five days.

From Monday to Thursday, each day will be dedicated to one topic area: from start-ups to careers, international affairs to sports and health.

Click here for the theme days...

On Friday, June 11, the Open Campus Week will reach its climax. A virtual pagoda exhibition will provide insights into the main topics of various institutes and departments. The ZMT is represented here with the topic "Food from the Sea", which can be explored in pictures, videos and an interactive presentation.

Click here for the interactive map of the pagoda exhibition...

An interactive map of the University Campus and Technology Park allows virtual visits and digital tours of the University of Bremen and its partner institutes. An online presentation of the ZMT can also be visited here - just click on the ZMT building.

Click here for the interactive map with the institutes and departments...

All Open Campus Week content will remain available online until the end of the year!

On Friday, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., there will also be an exciting live programme with very different formats, such as lectures or discussion rounds. At the format "Meet the Expert", ZMT scientists present a current research topic in a short talk and are then available to the audience for questions and discussions for half an hour. Interested parties, even without any prior knowledge, are welcome, but places are unfortunately limited. Register quickly!

Here you can find the programme and the registration (at the respective date)...

ZMT at Meet the Expert on 11.6.2021 (in German)

3:30 p.m. | Length: 30 minutes | Max. 10 participants
Prof. Dr. Martin Zimmer: When trees are up to their necks in water: using, protecting, planting mangroves

Mangrove forests will be affected by global environmental changes such as climate warming, sea level rise or fluctuations in salinity in brackish water. In addition, there are local pressures from human use. How do these factors affect this tropical ecosystem and its services? Martin Zimmer is looking for an answer in the interaction of the individual system components, in food webs and material flows in mangroves and their neighbouring ecosystems. He is currently focusing on the new concept of ecosystem design. What is behind it?

15:00 and 16:30 | Length: 30 minutes | Max. 20 participants
Prof. Dr. Nils Moodorf: Everything is connected to everything else: The earth as a complex system

In the ecosystems of the Earth there are many connections that seem surprising at first glance. Some interventions cause changes at a far distance in space and time. Nils Moosdorf talks about the Earth system and tries to bring you its complexity a little closer, especially in relation to the water cycles.

16.30 and 17.30 hrs | Length: 30 minutes | Max. 20 participants
Dr. Holger Kühnhold: Future food from the sea

The world's population is growing, but key resources such as fertile land, water and mineral fertilizers are becoming scarcer. From an ecological and sustainability perspective, it makes sense to source more food from the sea. Holger Kühnhold discusses the opportunities for sustainable aquaculture and the possibilities of using unfamiliar but nutrient-rich food from the sea, such as jellyfish, sea cucumbers or "green caviar".

15:30 and 17:00 o'clock | Length: 30 minutes | Max. 10 participants
Lara Stuthmann: Green caviar - a delicacy from the sea

The consumption of algae is an integral part of the diet in Asia. There is a type of algae called green caviar (Caulerpa lentillifera). These are green macroalgae characterized by their special texture, high nutritional value and antioxidant potential. These algae are in high demand in Japan, Singapore and China and could contribute to food security if grown sustainably.

3:00 p.m. | Length: 30 minutes | Max. 20 participants
Dr. Tim Jennerjahn: What actually is 'blue carbon' and can it save our climate?

Coined a decade ago, the term 'blue carbon' has become a magic word in climate change mitigation and in the search for solutions to our climate problem. It has brought coastal ecosystems, which are important natural carbon sinks, to global attention in science, politics and society. Research efforts have multiplied and 'blue carbon' is nowadays, in a sense, a currency in politics and society. But what actually is this mysterious 'blue carbon' and can it really save our climate?