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First >>World Ocean Review<< Now Available in English

HAMBURG, Germany January 27, 2011

WOR’s declared aim is to mobilize science in order to create an understanding of the state of the world’s oceans, thus generating awareness of ocean concerns among the international public.

Our oceans are changing: climate change is driving temperatures and sea levels upwards, and is rapidly acidifying seawater. Our over-exploitation and pollution of the oceans will have drastic and sustained impacts on the planet’s largest ecosystem – yet the consequences are still largely unknown. Scientists all over the world are therefore engaged in an urgent quest to better understand the opportunities and risks that our oceans hold for the future.

Nikolaus Gelpke

The Cluster of Excellence >>The Future Ocean<< – a research alliance involving more than 250 scientists investigating climate and ocean change at diverse institutes in the German city of Kiel – emerged as the key partner. Drawing on the alliance’s outstanding expertise and applying an interdisciplinary approach, more than 40 scientists within the Cluster have authored this first World Ocean Review. Cooperation with the mareverlag publishing house has delivered a text written in a clear and accessible style.

Elisabeth Mann Borgese

Nikolaus Gelpke

Martin Visbeck

The World Ocean Review is not sold, but distributed free of charge. There is no commercial intent. The review is available at Beside the English-language version, there is also one in German. The entire review will be published simultaneously online at and can be used without restriction for non-commercial purposes.



     Contact maribus gGmbH:     maribus gGmbH     Stephanie Haack     Publicity     Pickhuben 2     20457 Hamburg / Germany     Phone: +49-40-368076-22     E-Mail: [email protected]      Contact >>The Future Ocean<<:     Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel     Exzellenzcluster >>The Future Ocean<<:     Dr. Anke Feiler-Kramer     PR-Management     Phone: +49-431-880-3032     E-Mail: [email protected]   

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