Frankfurt Special Colloquium

January 26, 2017: “Seas and Oceans – Appreciated, Used and Threatened”

The first GDCh anniversary event took place on January 26, 2017: the 26th Frankfurt special colloquium ?Seas and oceans ? valued, used and threatened?. On the occasion of the anniversary year, the GDCh took over the program planning of the event. Kurt Wagemann, Executive Director DECHEMA, Peter Nagler, Board Member of the GDCh, and Moderator Karin J. Schmitz, GDCh public relations, welcomed the visitors. The four invited experts then had their say. In front of well-filled rows, they spoke about microplastics in the sea, monitoring chemical pollutants on the high seas, pollutants in fish and how solar fuel and drinking water can be obtained from seawater. The lively discussions after the lectures and during the coffee break showed how topical and true to life the topics were.

Frankfurt Special Colloquium, Thursday, January 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Frankfurt am Main, on the BMBF Science Year 2016/2017 "Seas and Oceans"

A joint event by DECHEMA, DBG, DVS, GDCh, VDI-BV Frankfurt, Physikalischer Verein Frankfurt, Senckenberg Society for Nature Research. Seas and oceans cover around 70 percent of the earth and provide habitat for countless plants and animals. Humans are also closely connected to the sea. In large regions of the world, fish and marine animals are an important source of food. For many, the sea is part of a perfect vacation. But we have to ask ourselves - are we doing justice to the sea as a ?resource?? Plastic waste is increasingly threatening living beings and seabirds, and other pollutants also pollute the oceans. And when we eat fish or other seafood, all of these things end up with the polluter - the human being. How bad is the sea? How can we use the sea without harming it? Can fish still be on our menu? Four experts from different fields will discuss these and other exciting questions about the sea as a resource.

Program (subject to change)

Prof. Dr. Kurt Wagemann, Dechema
Dr. Peter Nagler, GDCh

The fine line between hype and danger: microplastics in the ocean
Dr. Sebastian Primpke, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helgoland Biological Institute

Marine chemist at sea - monitoring chemical pollutants
Prof. Dr. Detlef Schulz-Bull, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Rostock

"From sea water to solar fuel to drinking water"
Dipl.-Chem. Sören Dresp, Institute for Chemistry / Technical Chemistry, Technical University Berlin

"New pollutants in marine mammals and fish - naturally halogenated!"
Prof. Dr. Walter Vetter, Institute for Food Chemistry, University of Hohenheim

Dr. Karin J. Schmitz, German Chemical Society eV, Frankfurt am Main


Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main

The event is free.

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