Event | 03. March 2020

Ceremony at FUTURIUM - House of Futures

Kick-off Ceremony of the DAM

Tuesday, 03. March 2020, 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


FUTURIUM – House of Futures, Alexanderufer 2, 10117 Berlin

01.03.2020 Breaking news:

The International Partnership Forum has been cancelled at short notice due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus and the desire to minimise the risk of international travel. The ceremony will take place as announced.


International Partnership Forum and Ceremony for invited guests only at FUTURIUM

Programme of the International Partnership Forum

(in English)

3:00 p.m. Admission

3:30 p.m. Welcoming Statements
  • Peter Herzig, Board Member, German Marine Research Alliance
  • Volker Rieke, Director General, Federal Ministry of Education and Research
4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
  • Anya Waite, CEO, Ocean Frontiers Institute, Canada
  • Sigi Gruber, Head of Unit, Healthy Oceans & Seas, European Commission
  • Peter Schlosser, Vice President, Arizona State University, United States
  • Francois Houllier, President and CEO, IFREMER, France
  • Ed Hill, CEO, National Oceanography Center, United Kingdom
  • Moderation: Karin Lochte, Board Member, German Marine Research Alliance


(German, with simultaneous interpretation in English)

5:30 p.m. Admission

6:30 p.m. Welcome Speeches

  • Michael Meister, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research
  • Björn Thümler, Minister for Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony

7:10 p.m. Live Music, “Descendo o rio” (down the river)

  • Amoy Ribas, percussion (Brazil), Tal Arditi, guitar (Israel), Tino Derado, piano (Germany)

7:20 p.m. Speech

  • Michael Schulz, Deputy Chairman of DAM

7:35 p.m. Panel Discussion, “More Sustainability: From Knowledge to Action”

  • Norbert Brackmann, Coordinator of the Federal Government for the maritime economy
  • Kim Detloff, Head of Marine Protection at the Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.
  • Nicole Dubilier, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
  • Nele Matz-Lück, Spokeswoman for the Future Ocean Network at Kiel University
  • Ulrich Schnabel, Science Editor at „DIE ZEIT“
  • Michael Schulz, Deputy Chairman of DAM

Moderation: Karsten Schwanke

8:25 p.m. Live Music, “Krumme Lanke”

  • Amoy Ribas, Tal Arditi, Tino Derado

8:30 p.m. Reception

10:00 p.m. End of the event

For invited guests only



Stephanie Uibel, DAM Team Assistant
Tel. +49 (0)30 20672923, email: uibel@deutsche-meeresforschung.de 
German Marine Research Alliance e.V.
Markgrafenstr. 37 | D-10117 Berlin

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