4-6 March 2015
Kiel, Germany
Europe/Berlin timezone

Understanding the ocean — sustaining our future

Future Ocean’s Mission is to use the results of multidisciplinary scientific research on the past and present ocean to predict the future of the Earth’s marine environment. This includes understanding changes to the past, on-going and future ocean as well as the interaction between society and the ocean in regard to marine resources, services and risks. This Mission carries with it an obligation to develop and assess scientifically-based global and regional ocean governance options, including their legal, economic and ethical aspects. The Cluster uses innovative and suitable means to share its findings with the international scientific community, stakeholders, decision makers, civil society and the public at large.


Scientific Committee

Professor Dr. Martin Visbeck, Speaker of the Cluster of Excellecnce 'The Future Ocean'
Professor Dr. Martin Quaas, Department of Economics, Kiel University
Professor Dr. Nassos Vafeidis, Department of Geography, Kiel University
Professor Dr. Konrad Ott, Department of Philosophy, Kiel University
Professor Dr. Nele Matz-Lück, Walther-Schücking-Institute for International Law, Kiel University
Dr. Ulrike Kronfeld-Goharani, Department of , Kiel University
Dr. Jörn Schmidt, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Kiel University
Dr. Barbara Neumann, Institute of Geography, Kiel University
Erik van Doorn, Walther-Schücking-Institute for International Law, Kiel University