Deutsches Meeresmuseum at Kulturkirche St. Jakobi
20 May – 21 October 2014
The German Oceanographic Museum in Stralsund has dedicated itself to protecting the oceans for over 60 years. In addition to conducting scientific research, the museum emphasises the need to protect marine ecosystems in various permanent exhibitions. The museum has developed excellent long-term collaborations with all large nature conservation groups, and actively supports the public awareness initiatives of these organizations.
Increasing public awareness concerning plastic debris in the world‘s oceans is of particular importance to the museum. For this reason, the German Oceanographic Museum has designated „Oceans of Waste” as a special theme for the year 2014.
The exhibition „Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project“ by the Drosos Foundation and the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich is currently being shown in the St. Jacob Culture Church in cooperation with the Kreisdiakonischen Werk Stralsund e.V..
Tuesday 20 May 2014, European Maritime Day, marks not only the opening of the exhibition but also the launch of the annual theme under the motto „No More Plastics“. Throughout the coming year, the museum, together with the German Federal Environment Agency, WWF, NABU and archaeomare e.V., will mount public education initiatives concerning marine conservation and threats to the marine ecosystem.
Further exhibits concerning ocean plastics can be viewed in the MEERESMUSEUM in the St. Catherinine‘s Monastery and in the OZEANEUM. The exhibition „Ghost Nets – Deadly Traps“, sponsored by the Drosos Foundation, documents the fate of abandoned fishing nets and introduces the MARLISCO-Project of the Coastal Union Germany.