YOUMARES 9 Topic:The Oceans: Our Research, Our Future

About Youmares

Starting off as a national students' event, Youmares has expanded over the years to a bottom-up worldwide network and international meeting of young ocean researchers and experts.

Since 2010 YOUMARES has developed into the largest meeting for young marine scientists in Germany. It is now an excellent platform to present results in a professional atmosphere that, at the same time, still manages to avoid the sometimes overwhelming character of established scientific meetings.

YOUMARES is a scientific conference for Bachelor, Master, and PhD students, those who want to study marine sciences and those who already finished. The wide range of topics and interdisciplinary character is one of the most important aspects of YOUMARES but the easy-to-talk-to setting is what makes it special.

With this year’s theme “Oceans across boundaries: learning from each other” we look forward to a cheerful and inspiring conference with you working in various scientific fields and marine regions of the world. And as the water of the oceans just cannot be put into boundaries, we as well will try to expand our horizons.

programme & venue

Four Days in Oldenburg

We are very happy that we can meet at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg with organizational support of the “Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment” (ICBM) and welcome everyone to join us – no matter if you would like to present your work, a poster or just come and listen to the inspiring conference programme.

Book OfAbstracts

The Book of Abstracts of YOUMARES 9 is out now. So do not hesitate and download it.

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Redesign your stuff

Bring any textile (shirts, bags, etc.) and choose a motive and color for having it silk-screen printed on your stuff.

This Year's Programme

Check out the programme of this year’s YOUMARES

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Do you have any questions or would like to support us? We are happy to help you!

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Call for Coffee Mugs

Remember to bring a coffee mug for our Swap the cup-activity. To avoid using too much coffee mugs, we ask you to bring a mug of your own for your coffee and to swap during the conference. Saves quite some money and resources. And no worries: We have the possibility to wash them in between.

Now it’s up to you!

You are running a marine-related blog or you need volunteers for collecting samples?

We reserved one hour for you to present a project pitch to all conference participants. For max. 5 min, you are free to advertise your project with a speech or to prepare a maximum of three simple slides, which you please deliver upon arrival in Oldenburg at the registration desk.

Please send us your name and the title of the project pitch to us. Be quick: First come, first serve!

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