National Maritime Conference Germany

The Deutsche Meeresstiftung and the Bodensee Ship Operators organize an event that takes place on the ship “MS Lindau” on the Bodensee (Lake Constance, Germany).
Based on the topic: Into the Future: For our oceans and waters, the goal is to bring people and institutions together to share missions and visions on the subject of marine conservation in Germany, just before the National Maritime Conference starts.

Germany maritime global – smart – green” – under this motto, the Chancellor Angela Merkel, Federal Minister of Economics Mr Altmaier and Maritime Coordinator Mr Brackmann, together with representatives of the maritime industry, discuss the global, European and national key challenges for shipping, shipbuilding, ports, marine technology and offshore wind.

17:00 – 18:00

Interactive stations by:

Electric Motors
Boat point Ditoma GmbH
Filter Cascade | First automatic microplastic analyzer for waters
GlobalGreen InnoTech, 4HJena, University of Bayreuth, Nägele Mechanics, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
Microplastic Extractor | The world’s first microplastic seperator
from sediments
Werkzeugbau und Feinwerktechnik Meiningen GmbH, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Sustainable woods for boat building
Wolz Nautic

Keynote presentations by:

The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic ?!
Nicole Loeser | Institute for Art and Innovation, Berlin
The project is driving forward solutions to combat the plastic epidemic in the waters, building a strong network of innovators and leaders for environmental change.
Where are we going to Arcadia?
S.E. Peter Kees | Artist, Munich
Arcadia as a poetic counterpart to the over-refined and corrupt civilization corresponds to the dream of elemental happiness.
Telling as a strategy: Camilla Plastic Ocean Plan
Prof. Angelica Böhm, Prof. Dr. Stefan Winter | Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Institute for Artistic Research, Potsdam
An artistic research project of the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in cooperation with the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research.

18:00 – 19:30


Ministerial Director Reinhard Klingen | Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
WONDERS OF THE SEA 3D – from the autumn in the cinema
Trailer and first specials | KINOSTAR and fechnerMEDIA
In fascinating photographs, WONDERS OF THE SEA with oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau and Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger takes the audience on a breathtaking journey to the mysteries and wonders of the oceans.
Future projects, ecology and sustainability of shipping at Lake Constance | Use of fuel cells in recreational boating
Christoph Witte and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Richard Leiner i.R. | Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe GmbH
Gas engines for the first time – The drive concept for the new ferry from Stadtwerke Konstanz
Dr. Daniel Chaterjee | MTU Onsite Energy
Biodiversity in our seas
Dr. Iris Ziegler | SHARKPROJECT Germany e.V.
Fuel of the future from the desert | CO2 binding through afforestation
Frithjof Finkbeiner | Desertec Foundation | Plant-For-The-Planet Foundation
Plastic waste in the seas
Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch | University of Bayreuth

19:30 – 21:30


Featured image by J Henry Fair