Oceans Past VII

Bremerhaven, 22 - 26 October 2018

Tracing human interactions with marine ecosystems through deep time: implications for policy and management

Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) & the German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven, Germany

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Deadline 31. March 2018

Please provide the following information (in a single doc file):

Title of presentation

Full name(s) of all author(s)

Affiliation (of all authors; institute, town and country)

Abstract (max 200 words)

Preferred session (please select one from the list below):

Oceans prior to contemporary exploitation

Drivers of environmental use and change across historical time-frames

The significance of marine resources for human societies over time

Factors that have encouraged societies to exploit or leave the oceans

Development of indicators

Implications of past and present human ocean activities for coastal and marine policy development

Preferred presentation type (oral or poster):

Please send the information to info@oceanspast.org

Registration Fee

150 Euros, which will include:

- Lunch on each day of the conference

- Welcome reception/ice breaker on day one

Final conference three course meal and beverages at the German Emigration Museum and private tour of the museum dah-bremerhaven.de/ENG/en.museum.php

Conference Venue

AWI – Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany (www.awi.de)

DSM – German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven, Germany (www.dsm.museum)

Bremerhaven is a port city on Germany’s North Sea coast. The city is conveniently located approx. 40 minutes by train from Bremen. Trains depart every hour at least. If you cannot get a direct flight into Bremen, you can fly to Hamburg or Hanover and use the train network to get to Bremerhaven.  A train from either of these cities will take approx. 1 hour 45 minutes to arrive in Bremerhaven.

Did you know?

The port of Bremerhaven is the sixteenth-largest container port in the world and the fourth-largest in Europe.

79% of the city was destroyed in the Allied air bombing of Bremen in World War II.

It has a population of about 114,000.

Places to visit

Klimahaus Bremerhaven: http://www.klimahaus-bremerhaven.de

Schaufenster Fischereihafen: https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g187326-d2286821-Reviews-Schaufenster_Fischereihafen-Bremerhaven.html

Die Alte Bürger: Restaurant and bar area with frequent culture and art events http://www.diealtebuerger.de/

Zoo am Meer Bremerhaven: https://zoo-am-meer-bremerhaven.de/en/

German Emigration Museum: http://dah-bremerhaven.de/ENG/en.museum.php


Hotel and Restaurant Haverkamp

Please ask for the AWI rate for Ocean’s Past VII conference (Ref Jo D’Arcy)
Standard room 83.50 p. n.
Superior room 112 p. n.
***** Rooms at these rates include breakfast and are limited (prices Dec 2017) *****


Im Jaich Hotel
Please ask for the Ocean’s Past VII conference (Ref. Jo D’Arcy)
Single room 81.00 € p.n. (breakfast incl.)
Double room 100 € p.n. (breakfast incl.)


Im Jaich Boarding house

Please ask for the Ocean’s Past VII conference (Ref. Jo D’Arcy)
Apartment for one person 82.00 € p.n.
Apartment for two persons 93.00 € p.n.
Junior suite one person 97.00 € p.n.
Junior suite two persons 109.00 € p.n.
Captains suite one person 107.00 € p.n.
Captains suite two persons 119.00 € p.n.
***** Rooms at these rates include breakfast and are limited (prices Dec 2017) *****

Other options, located near the conference venues but without conference rate: