It is day of the hiking expedition around the Baltic Sea!

Marine science day in Warnemünde, Germany

Feb. 29, 2024
Date: April 12, 2024

Save The Baltic Sea is inviting you to join a marine science day with the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW), Coastal Union Germany (EUCC-D), and Landesamt für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Geologie (LUNG).

The beaches on the Baltic Sea are affected by the effects of climate change, such as sea level rise, erosion and changes in water temperature. The quality of the beach is also deteriorating due to plastic waste, which is mainly deposited by beach users.

On April 12th, you will not only hear the Save The Baltic Sea team’s live experiences from their journey around the Baltic Sea on foot, but also learn about marine litter research and the impacts of climate change on German beaches from local marine scientists and environmental experts. Methods for recording the problems and measures for adaptation and improvement will be presented and discussed with the public and various stakeholders.

Main event language: German

Date: April 12th, 2024

Time: 9:00 – 13:30

Location: Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW), Seestr. 15, 18119 Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany


9:00 Welcome word by the director of IOW (Oliver Zielinski)

9:15 Save The Baltic Sea expedition: a talk by the hiker team

9:25 Introduction „Interreg Baltic“ Roland Lieske

9:30 Introduction EUCC-D (Nardine Stybel)

9:40 Introduction LUNG (IOW-Saal)

9:50 Introduction to marine litter research (Mirco Haseler (IOW) / Dennis Gräwe (LUNG))

10:05 Expert input on climate change impacts on the Baltic Coast (IOW-Saal) Dr. Christine Nam / Anke Schlünsen-Rico (GERICS)

Continuation of he program in subgroups A and B until 12:30pm

Group A:
10:25 Beach clean up and marine litter evaluation (public)

Group B:
10:30 Climate change impacts on beaches workshop (by invitation)

12:30 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 13:30 Workshop conclusions and feedback
13:30 Farewell to the Save the Baltic Sea delegation!


The activities of this event are implemented with the support of the EU4Ocean Coalition funded by the European Commission. 

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