Event | 03. March 2020

Kick-off Ceremony of the DAM

Ceremony at FUTURIUM - House of Futures

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


FUTURIUM – House of Futures, Alexanderufer 2, 10117 Berlin
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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