APOC final assembly

22-23 May, 2023, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Geesthacht

The APOC final assembly is just around the corner!

On 14 May, we cordially invite you to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. In the afternoon from 1 pm we will present the highlights from the 3-year project, before inviting you to an evening expert discussion on the topic of "Natural climate protection on the seabed: mud matters" from 7 pm.

In the expert discussion (in German), we will discuss the following questions: What are the latest research findings? How do we move from knowledge to action? What further research is needed? Do we need climate protection areas in the future? How can they be implemented? How can the transfer from science to politics be improved?

Programme APOC closing event

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Blue Carbon Session at EGU 2024

14-19 April 2024, Vienna

"Blue Carbon" expert briefing at the EU parliament

28 June 2023, EU parliament, Brussels, Belgium

APOC annual meeting 2023

22-23 May, 2023, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Geesthacht

In May 2023, the APOC family gathered in person for only the second time since the start of the project, and everyone was greatly looking forward to it. This year, our annual meeting led a total of 25 project members to the prestigious Helmholtz Centre Hereon in Geesthacht. It's truly remarkable to witness how, with each passing day, more pieces of the puzzle fall into place, and our initial project goals transform into realities. Beyond the professional enrichment we all experienced, we seized the opportunity to continue the process of bringing our findings to the political level and reach the relevant decision-makers who can drive meaningful change. We were honoured to welcome Dr. Tobias Höfig from Project Management Jülich (PtJ) on-site, whose input we greatly appreciate. As we approach the final stretch of project APOC, we are excited about the forthcoming developments. The dedication and hard work of our entire team are poised to bear fruit, which we are happy to share with all of you.

APOC annual meeting 2022

1 - 2 September, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst

Finally, the time had come: the second annual APOC project meeting could take place in person for the first time from September 1-2, 2022 - of course in compliance with the current Corona rules. To the delight of all 20 participants, the APOC community had the opportunity to get to know each other personally for the first time since the beginning of the project, to listen to presentations and to engage in fruitful discussions. The new project manager from the Projektträger Jülich (PTJ), Mr. Tobias Höfig, had also joined online.
An excellent venue for the APOC annual meeting was provided by the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) in Delmenhorst. In addition to great organizational support, the scientific exchange could also be continued during the breaks and at dinner with the best culinary care and beautiful sunshine.
Especially for our APOC PhD students and the other young scientists this exchange was substantial - but it also strengthens the cooperation between the different work packages and the collaborative partners. We are looking forward to the upcoming research months!

UN Ocean Conference, a missed opportunity – individual initiatives give hopeful impulses

27 June - 1 July 2022, Contribution: Nadja Ziebarth, Dr. Bettina Taylor, Dr. Jannis Kuhlmann

APOC Newsletter #3

The seafloor, a climate miracle - Newsletter on cutting-edge research and policy developments


BUND Factsheet "Ocean & Climate" - Part 3

Mud Matters! The Climate Treasure at the Seafloor

BUND Factsheet "Ocean & Climate" - Part 2

Fish: Secret Heroes in the Climate Crisis

BUND Factsheet "Ocean & Climate" - Part 1

The Blue Climate Miracle in Crisis