YOUMARES 5 with more than 100 partcicpants, guests, speakers, session-chairs from more than 8 nations has taken place successfully in Stralsund from 10th -12th of September, 2014). The 2 ½-day program included 33 lectures and 15 posters in the unique ambiance of our host, the OZEANEUM, directly att he harbour site of Stralsund. In workshops and field trips, the participants could besides visiting the OZEANEUM, learn from our partner Springer Media and Business all about scientific publishing, discuss with Aldebaran Marine Research & Media on knowledge transfer and visit two exhibitions offered in Stralsund about plastic pollution in the sea. As part of our poster session, the participants were also able to check company and career opportunities.


Awards! Awards! Awards!

As a long time supporter, SPRINGER sponsored awards for the three best poster and oral presentations:

Best Poster:

  1. Lindan Mlambo - Population dynamics of euphausiid species of the Benguela current off the Namibian coast
  2. Luisa Federwisch, Glass sponge environments in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica (Session: Cold water research from high latitudes coasts to deep sea trenches)
  3. Steffi Meyer - Evaluating the impact of scallop (Argopecten purpuratus) cultivation on the benthic infaunal community in Sechura Bay, Peru (Session:Aquaculture in a changing ocean)

Best Talk:

  1. Duygu Sevgi Sevilgen, - The response of subtidal microphytobenthos communities from a temperate and arctic site to rapid temperature increases (Session: Cold water research from high latitudes coasts to deep sea trenches)
  2. Isabel Richter, Changing oceans - changing seafood consumption (Session: individual engagement in environmental change)
  3. Ines Stuhldreier - Coral reef functioning in upwelling-influenced reefs at the Pacific coast of Costa Rica (Session: Coral Reef ecology, management and conservation in a rapidly changing ocean environment)


Collection of Contributions

You can download the complete abstract compilation here.
Thanks to our supporters

With great support we were able to provide and conduct YOUMARES 5:
SubCTech, EMB Fraunhofer, GMT, POLMAR, Springer Media and Business, Sea and Sun, Störtebeker Brauereimanufaktur, Kaffeerösterei Monopol, Aldebaran Research & Broadcast, Jobvector, HYDRA, Hydrobios, huddle, Das Meer – unser blaues Wunder and our host the OZEANEUM!



Next year there will be a YOUMARES again! Between September 16th and 19th 2015 the YOUMARES 6 will take place in Bremen. The conference will be framed by the conference meeting (September 14th and 16th 2015 ) of the German Society for Marine Research (DGM) eV.

YOUMARES is the only conference and network meeting, that provides a platform and access to the stage of science for young marine scientists and engineers from undergraduate level. And boosts the interaction between scientific youngsters and seniors.

Take advantage of the opportunity by sponsoring the event or participating in our exhibition to support our young researchers and alike to present your company or institution.


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Vera Golz and Johanna Wiedling