This is what the Science Year is about
Science Year 2016*17 focuses on six priority topics:
Source of Food and Treasure Trove, Source of Raw Materials and Energy, Arctic and Antarctic, “Weather Kitchen“ and Climate Machine, Transport and Trade Route, Place of Longing and Force of Nature.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Science in Dialogue (WiD) initiative are jointly organizing Science Year - Seas and Oceans. They are cooperating with partners in society, science and the media to encourage public dialogue on the many aspects of marine research.