World Ocean Day

  • Discover, understand and protect the oceans
  • Free online for primary school pupils
  • Tuesday 8 June – 09:30 to 11:30
  • Online offer with videos and live link to school classes
  • Free for elementary school students in grades 3 and 4.

All over the world, the oceans are celebrated on 8 June. This year, in cooperation with GEOMAR (Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel), the DAI is bringing marine scientists and oceans directly into the classroom via video and livestream with participation.

One focus of the research activities at GEOMAR is the impact of climate change on the oceans. Four GEOMAR scientists talk about their work, their everyday life with the ocean and their way to their profession:

  • Silvan Goldenberg is a marine biologist and ocean diver. He studies marine life (including fish and plankton) and the impact of climate change on the ocean and its creatures.
  • Ivy Frenger is a meteorologist who studies eddies in the ocean, their influence on weather, and the effects of weather on eddies.
  • Björn Fiedler is a biogeochemist and researches the chemistry of the oceans under climate change. He organizes expeditions on research ships.
  • Mareike Kampmeier is a cartographer and marine geoscientist. Her work focuses on seabed mapping, underwater robots and the recovery of munitions in the sea.

Exciting intercuts with videos and pictures of research cruises, dives or laboratory situations visually loosen up the contributions.

Wold Ocean Day 2021 in two steps:

  • At the beginning of May, teachers will receive videos with the scientists’ contributions. They can view these with the students in class (or at home). Questions from the students will be collected and sent by email to the DAI Heidelberg by 21 May 2021 at the latest.
  • On June 8, the GEOMAR scientists will directly contact the students in a live broadcast on YouTube, answering the questions and narrating. Spontaneous questions from the students and discussions on the topic can take place in the live chat to the event.

Please register your class to attend for free by May 13, 2021 by emailing Please note the shortened timeframe for viewing videos with students in advance and submitting questions in advance due to the extended registration deadline now. Of course, we offer the possibility to ask questions spontaneously during the live-circuit.

In cooperation with GEOMARHelmholtz Centre for Ocean Research.

Admission is free.

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