Livestream sustainMare conference on YouTube


From August 30 to September 1, 2023, the midterm conference of the research mission "Protection and Sustainable Use of Marine Areas - sustainMare" of the German Alliance for Marine Research (DAM) will take place at Kiel University.

We invite you to join the conference online and watch our live streams at the following link:


August 30, 10:00 a.m.


among others by Minister Karin Prien (Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Culture), Minister Tobias Goldschmidt (Ministry of Energy Transition, Climate Protection, Environment and Nature) and President Simone Fulda (Kiel University), followed by short presentations of Mission sustainMare and its projects.

August 30, 1:00 p.m.

Presentation of key topics of the mission

  • Impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems and coastal protection

  • Multi-use-perspectives related to the North Sea as Europe's green power plant

  • Impacts of pollution and munitions on marine ecosystems

  • Conservation of marine biodiversity and importance of protected areas

  • Future of fisheries

  • Methods for monitoring and assessment

August 31, 9:00 a.m.


  • Dieter Guldin, SeaTerra GmbH: Offshore Combatant Ordnance Disposal in Germany - Retrospect - Insight - Prospect

  • Lena Gipperth, University of Gothenburg: Towards a transformative ocean governance

  • Martin Zimmer, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology Bremen: (Blue) Carbon dynamics in coastal vegetated ecosystems: Nature based solutions for the mitigation of climate changen

Afterwards, young researchers will present their posters at a UN Ocean Decade event.

We would also like to invite you to our public event:

"The Bay of Kiel in 50 years - a look into the Baltic Sea of the future".

(public lecture on August 30 at 5:00 pm, in CAP 2, lecture hall 3)


Kai de Graaf