A floating classroom: Deep-sea science in action towards a clean ocean
Thursday 18 November, 17:00-19:00 CET
Join the IceDivA2 mission team live from the RV Sonne in the NW Atlantic this Thursday, 18 November, for a special event convened as part of the UN Ocean Decade’s Laboratory on ‘A Clean Ocean’.
This satellite event – titled “A floating classroom: Deep-sea science in action towards a clean ocean” – is a joint activity between the IceDivA2 team, iAtlantic, DOSI, Challenger 150, PLASTISEA and the Hotmic projects, and will live-link from the RV Sonne via the Senckenberg Museum. The event focuses on marine litter and plastic pollution, and will include live interviews with iAtlantic scientists and Fellows on the ship, as well as in-person panellist discussion at the Museum and remote presentations from scientists via Zoom.
Waste, chemicals, noise, overfishing, and climate change are damaging the oceans. The deep sea, the largest habitat on our planet, is now also at risk. The United Nations (UN) has therefore proclaimed the UN Decade of Marine Research for Sustainable Development until 2030 and named seven goals under the motto “The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want”. One of the goals is “a clean ocean”. We want to take you with us and introduce you to our science and the people doing it and with whom we are collaborating. In doing so, we invite you to a digital visit on RV Sonne in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean during the ongoing IceDivA2 expedition (SO286) and interact directly with our experts on the vessel, digitally worldwide on Zoom as well as inside the Green Lecture Hall at Senckenberg Museum.
How to join
Please see details on how to join the event at www.senckenberg.de/en/athome/sgn-live/a-floating-classroom/.
You can also follow the IceDivA2 expedition blog
> Download the full event programme including QR codes for the Sli.Do session (PDF)