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ZMT Newsletter

Our newsletter informs about new developments at the ZMT. It is issued twice a year in English. Would you like to subscribe? more ...

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Time Preferences and Natural Resource Extraction Behavior: An Experimental Study from Artisanal Fisheries in Zanzibar

A global-scale two-layered transient groundwater model: development and application to groundwater depletion.

Anthropogenically driven habitat formation by a tube dwelling diatom on the northern Patagonian Atlantic coast.

The world karst aquifer mapping project: concept, mapping procedure and map of Europe.

SPCZ zonal events and downstream influence on surface ocean conditions in the Indonesian throughflow region.

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Science Year 2016 / 17: Seas and Oceans


Future of the oceans: International conference in Bremen from March 6 - 8

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) hosts an international conference in the framework of the EU COST Action „Ocean Governance for Sustainability“. Close to 100 participants from science and politics hailing from 24 nations will be meeting at the Bremen's Haus der Wissenschaft and at ZMT to discuss the future of the oceans. more ...

Leibniz President Matthias Kleiner visits ZMT

This week the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) welcomed the President of the Leibniz Association in Bremen. Professor Matthias Kleiner spent the afternoon at ZMT and got a wide-ranging insight into the research and the infrastructure of the institute. more ...

Deutschlandradio reports about drone project

„Drones over the coral reef“ is the title of a feature in Deutschlandradio Kultur about Elisa Casella´s, Alessio Rovere´s and Sebastian Ferse´s project. The ZMT scientists investigate the possibilities to use drones for questions regarding reef ecolgy. more ...

Book launch in Bremen: Bernhard Kegel presents his new novel "Abgrund“

Bernhard Kegel presents his new German novel "Abgrund“ on March 2, 2017 with a reading and a panel discussion at Universum® Bremen – the event is a collaboration between the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), „Fiction Meets Science“ and Kegel's publishing house "mareverlag". more ...

ZMT Newsletter 1/ 2017 out now

The tropical island of Zanzibar in Tanzania takes centre stage in our first ZMT Newsletter of 2017. Find out more about ZMT’s training of young scientists on the island, how local fishermen and scientists work together for sustainability and if a regime shift lies ahead in the region’s coral reefs. Along with ZMT’s name change we have introduced a new corporate design and given our newsletter a very different look. more ...

ZMT signs Cooperation Agreement with the University of Asia and the Pacific

In the frame of the DFG-funded project “Epistemic Mobilities and the Governance of Environmental Risks in Island Southeast Asia (EMERSA)” the ZMT and the University of Asia the Pacific signed its first Cooperation Agreement. The ceremony took place in Manila. more ...

Book launch »Faszination Meeresforschung« at ZMT on February 15

On February 15 (at 5:30pm) the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and the University of Bremen are hosting the launch of the Germna-language book »Faszination Meeresforschung« ein. The presentation at ZMT will be attnded by the book's editors, Prof. Dr. Gotthilf Hempel, Prof. Dr. Kai Bischof and Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Hagen, as well as a number of the authors. more ...

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28.2.17, The Box, Wiener Strasse 7, 10:30
Trade-offs in complexity from ecology to sociology (Dr. Jan Olaf Mirko Härter, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen)

3.3.17, ZMT seminar room, 10:00, PhD defense
Modelling coral reefs to support their local management: A case study in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia (Sara Miñarro)

15.3.17, ZMT seminar room, 12:00
Global aquaculture production and climate change adaptation (Dr. Nesar Ahmed)


6. - 8.3.17, EU COST Conference, Haus der Wissenschaft, ZMT
„Ocean Governance for Sustainabilty – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science“, Programme for download

7.3.17, Public Panel Discussion, Überseemuseum, Bremen
"Sceince meets Policy" More information...

16. - 17.5.17, Workshop, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst
The Carnian Pluvial Episode (Late Triassic): Climate Change and Evolutionary Innovations (A. Merico et al.). More information...


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Expedition nach Eilat, Israel, Januar - März 2017 more ...

Expedition to Colombia, 7.11.16 – 17.11.16 more ...

Expedition to Zanzibar, 15.9 - 15.10.16 more ...

STUAS - Symposium, Zanzibar, 18. - 23.9.16 more ...

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