Oceans amidst Science, Innovation and Society


YOUMARES 2 successfully took place in Bremerhaven from 7th – 9th of September, 2011 at the wonderful location of our co-operation partner Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum. It was a great success: about 130 participants from 11 nations took part and enjoyed different conference sessions and various workshops and most of all: for the first time the network meeting had it official name: YOUMARES = YOUng MArine RESearchers. Prod. Dr. Dr. Hempel and Cornelia Nauen fascinated with great keynote talks.


As a long time supporter, SPRINGER sponsored awards for the three best poster and oral presentations:

Best Posters

  1. international: Antje Funcke, Universität Utrecht
  1. German: Annette Bombosch, AWI, Bremerhaven
  2. German: Posterpreis: Alexander Wolf, ZMT, Bremen
  3. German: Posterpreis: Sebastian Grashorn, ICBM, Oldenburg

Best Oral Presentations of each Session

  1. Session: Marlene Wall, Bremerhaven
  2. Session: Meike Demgen, Hamburg
  3. Session: Kathleen Schwerdtner-Manez, Bremen
  4. Session: Debtanu Barman, Belgien
  5. Session: Björn Suckow, Bremerhaven
  6. Session: Ruth Flerus, Bremerhaven

The winners were awarded book vouchers and small gifts from Springer.

YOUMARES 2 Sessions:

  1. DSM Human impacts on the oceans and subsequent environmental responses
    Session chairs: Hannah Brocke (ZMT Bremen) and Claudia Frey (IO-Warnemünde)
  2. Remote Sensing: Higher orbits for deeper understanding
    Session chair: Grit Freiwald (AWI)
  3. Aquaculture: Main research priorities to fulfill our need for sustainable seafood
    Session chair: Stefan Meyer (GMA Büsum), sponsored by Evonik Degussa GmbH
  4. Living with the Sea: Coastal livelihoods and management
    Session chair: Sebastian Ferse (ZMT)
  5. Marine Technologies – The art of engineering in synergy with natural sciences
    Session chair: chaired by Sebastian Rakers (EMB Fraunhofer), sponsored by SubCTech
  6. DSM Ocean of diversity: From micro scales to macro results
    Session chairs: Paul Beyersmann (ICBM Oldenburg) and Oliver Lechtenfeld (AWI)