The Arctic is changing – impacting not only the four million people and more than 70 species of mammals which inhabit the region, but also global climate. Because the changes in the Arctic are relevant to everybody the conference side events and other public side events will be spreading the message of the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial in the city.
After tour stops in Turin, Paris, Brussels, Ottawa and Washington D.C., Berlin is the next port of call in October for the international “Ocean Plastics Lab” travelling exhibition – in its new form of a floating laboratory! Visitors take an interactive walking tour through four ship containers to experience the latest findings from research on ocean pollution and what they can do about it. In Berlin the containers are positioned – fittingly – on floating pontoons in the middle of the River Spree near Schiffbauerdamm (by Friedrichstraße train station).
|When:||21 - 29 October, daily from 11.00 to 19.00|
|Where:||Schiffbauerdamm, between the bridge at Friedrichstraße station and the Marschallbrücke bridge, admittance free|
Gigantic ice caves, polar lights, and the wild world of polar bears: a super-sized projection transforms the historic river facade of the Neuer Marstall into a “House of Nature”. Featured as part of the popular Festival of Lights, this installation offers the people of Berlin not only a glimpse of the beauty of the Arctic region, but also insights into the fascinating world of polar research as it explains how crucial the preservation of the Arctic environment is for our climate.
|When:||5 - 14 October, daily from 19.00 to midnight|
Neuer Marstall in Nikolaiviertel (facing the River Spree), admittance free