05/08/2021 | The Klimahaus Bremerhaven has put on a special event: Seven researchers from different institutes will be present on the journey along the eighth degree of longitude next Friday, 6 August. The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research ( ZMT) is also taking part in the events. Karl Schrader from the Mangrove Ecology WG provides information on mangroves, while Dr Sebastian Ferse from Future Earth Coast shares his expertise on coral reefs.

"Well recognisable, equipped with an inflatable globe, the experts stand at a high table and answer questions from the inquisitive visitors about the respective country. With short impulse lectures and illustrative materials, the researchers want to explain the diversity and similarities of the countries on the 8th degree of longitude, especially thematically. For this purpose, they will be at the exhibition for one hour each at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with their expertise in biology, mangroves, polar regions and corals, among other things.

Nicolas Stoll represents the Alfred Wegener Institute in the "Antarctic" travel station and can explain the climate history of the polar regions to visitors there. In addition to the AWI, other institutes will be represented at the Klimahaus Bremerhaven on this day, such as the Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen, MARUM for short, and the Senckenberg am Meer in Wilhelmshaven.

"We'd like to give our visitors the opportunity to talk to people from the world of science," says Klimahaus Science Communication Officer Dr Neele Meyer, explaining the event. "In doing so, we also want to show that we are so broadly positioned scientifically up here in the northwest that we can map research topics that are relevant along the entire 8th degree of longitude." The event was planned by marine geoscientist Dr Neele Meyer and Klimahaus meteorologist Annika Brieber. Both will also be sharing their expertise at the individual stations.