Get to know
the ocean

let's learn
more about
the ocean

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Why should
you care

What happens with our oceans immensely impacts our future quality of life. Did you know, for example, that the oceans produces at least half of the oxygen we breathe? And that’s just one of the many functions that help our species to survive on this planet. For a sustainable future economy, we need to use marine resources and still do a better job protecting and restoring this ecosystem. And that job is a lot easier if we know more about the oceans – through research, and through spreading existing knowledge to more people, like you!

How does it work?

We find an expert for your question regarding the ocean and they answer them via video.

In case we get too many questions, we cannot answer all individually. We have to group and filter the questions then.

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How does
it work?

What is
ISSS?

The Innovation Platform Sustainable Sea and Ocean Solutions ISSS combines the maritime technology research competencies of ten European Research and Technology organisations.

Our goal is to develop innovative solutions that enable a sustainable use of the oceans and help to protect and restore the marine ecosystem.

OUR
MISSION

Our mission is the responsible utilization of our oceans to harness their potential and to create more value and more jobs in the European Blue Economy.

We work towards this goal by creating innovative solutions, by combining our forces for a more efficient and effective research, and by teaching others about the importance of marine resources and ecosystems for a sutainable future of Europe.

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question

Please enter your question in English only and also make sure to formulate it openly:

This means that your question cannot be answered with either “yes” or “no”. Open questions usually contain the question words “How”, “Why”, “What”.

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About Fraunhofer

ISSS was initiated and is coordinated by Fraunhofer. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Germany, is the world’s leading applied research organization.

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Wanna become a
marine scientist?

Could you imagine learning more about the ocean for a living? Or developing new technology to help use the oceans more sustainably? Find out about careers connected to ocean science!

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