Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius

Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute/Head of Science SILBERSALZ / Helmholtz Zentrum für Polar und Meeresforschung

Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius is Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center of Marine and Polar Research; Germany’s national polar research center. She is a deep-sea and polar researcher and an expert of marine biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, deep-sea biology and marine microbial ecology. Her research focuses on the Changing Arctic ecosystem and on extreme habitats of the oceans.

She has participated in almost 50 expeditions on international research vessels and is currently focusing on issues of climate change impacts on the biogeochemistry and biodiversity of the Arctic Ocean.

Antje Boetius has been awarded with the Medaille de la Societe d’Oceanographie de France, the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz Prize of the German Science Foundation, the Advanced Grant of the European Research Council, among many other honors. She is a member of the German National Academy Leopoldina (Section Geology), and of two European academies, as well as an elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and of the American Academy of Microbiology. She supports the strategic development of Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD, "Science in Dialogue"), an initiative of the major German scientific associations, where she has been head of the steering committee since 2014. As a nonprofit organization, WiD promotes discussion and exchange about research in Germany.



The Big Picture: Introduction to the program concept from The Robert Bosch Stiftung and Documentary Campus

This opening address will outline the program concept and highlight the collaborative goals of the day. We will bring together experts and innovators in media and science so that the two fields can continue to augment each other and evolve together...

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Blue Planet II - One Ocean

UK, 2017, 43 mins, Presented by David Attenborough

Many of us are unaware of the impact plastic is truly having on our oceans. Join Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius to learn how everyday gestures could have a positive impact on our future, and how future of humanity – and indeed all life on earth – now depends on us.

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Wrap up and Final Remarks

Concluding with a positive emphasis on collaboration, scientists and media professionals will reflect on the most important lessons learned for each industry during the program, with an outlook to the collaborative tasks awaiting them for the workshop day.