This Year's Topic:Oceans across boundaries – Learning from each other

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

Three Days in Kiel


We are very happy that we can meet at Kiel University, place of the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” with organizational support of the “Integrated School of Ocean Sciences” (ISOS) 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.

Register Yourself

Registration for YOUMARES 8 is now open. So do not hesitate and sign up for it.

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This Year's Sessions

Have a look at all the sessions we are glad to announce this year

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Youmares Award

Win a prize for best presentation or best poster!

Keynote Speaker

Enjoy the talk of Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel) as keynote speaker on 14th September

Sustainability is Fun


Bring your own cup to swap! Get a “new” mug from a different place and maybe discover its background story. Keep it for the conference time and take it home with you!

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Any Questions?

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

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