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.

Preceded by the annual meeting of the German Society of Marine Research (DGM) and the DGM-Forum, Youmares 7 was again a great success where we could enjoy the various talks and workshops as well as spending time together. Many ideas and contacts were exchanged which is the main idea – and it was truly inspiring.

Around 110 participants joined Youmares 7 at the University of Hamburg. Eleven sessions gave an insight into the research fields of young researchers and students. It is one of the charming aspects of Youmares that also Bachelor and Master students have an audience to present their work. Young scientists organised everything informally, always a hand to give and a hand to receive help, that in the end everyone was sitting with an ‘UR-Knall’- beer philosophising about how we can really manage EU-fisheries or dancing their PhDs in the Volt-Bar… Thanks for that experience!

And if you want: download the conference proceedings of YOUMARES 7, including all abstracts, proceedings articles and the programme

 

Support for Youmares 8
As every year, we need your help to realize our oncoming conference and network meeting. Youmares is non-profit oriented, still we need money and resources to make it happen. Take advantage and present your company or institution and become a sponsor of Youmares or participate in our exhibition in order to support the young marine researcher community. Contact info@youmares.org

Also, we welcome your hands for organizing Youmares 8. If you are interested in joining as a volunteer and in getting involved with tasks beforehand or at the conference itself please contact us under info@youmares.org

 

Oceanphilosophers
Lisa Hentschel presented the working group Oceanphilosophers founded after the Youmares conference in 2015 and invited participants to join. The platform is now being set up, see: www.oceanphilosophers.com

Are you interested to participate? Then contribute to newsletters and join our Oceanphilosophers meetings!
Send a mail to: hello@oceanphilosophers.com

 

Let’s see each other in Kiel – we keep in touch; follow us on twitter or facebook.

Best wishes,
Viola Liebich (on behalf of the Youmares organization team)