ArtWaves: Fusion of Marine Biodiversity and Art

ArtWaves: Fusion of Marine Biodiversity and Art

ArtWaves: Fusion of Marine Biodiversity and Art 1000 540 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB) – Germany

The Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (HIFMB) and the Institute for Advanced Studies (HWK), are jointly offering annual artist-in-residence scholarships.

The art projects are intended to address aspects of marine biodiversity change and to promote public understanding and the transfer of knowledge in a changing world through art. Main objectives are to develop new formats for the transfer of science into social and/or political debates and to build new networks to promote the visibility of marine biodiversity research.

In the context of the Ocean Decade Challenges, we ask the artists to address in particular the Challenge 2: Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity. HIFMB aims for the most effective interaction and create conditions for an inspiring and creative collegial dialogue between artists and researchers. We ask the artists to involve young scientists and to show them ideas and ways of integrating new ways of thinking and working into their work.

Start Date: 01/01/2024
End Date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: Ruth Krause (

challenges: Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Sustainably feed the global population, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change
ocean_basins: All Ocean Basins
type_of_action: Contribution


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