As I have shown in a previous post, I started to go to the House of Science in Bremen to their regular Science Saturday Matinees to practice sketchnotes. The first time I did it, I was in such a positive mood, that I decided to talk to the coordinator of these matinees. She really liked the sketchnotes and she invited me to regularly come and try them out. She even suggested putting my sketchnotes on their website to show the sessions in a different way. So now you can click here and see them at their official website! (only in German)
The second session I listened to was the interesting talk from Niels Hollmeier, the digital curator of the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven about the exhibition they are holding with “treasures from the sea” and the importance of restoration and conservation to the maritime history. You can visit the exhibition in Bremerhaven until the 16th of December. Here is what I have got from this session:
In the next science session, the topic was still around maritime treasures, but this time in another form: Fish. More specifically about the consequences of aquaculture, taking the Philippines as an example. “The majority of the world’s aquaculture produced fish are from Asian countries where aquaculture facilities are often characterized by the heavy use of chemicals, antibiotics, overfeeding, and little environmental awareness and control” – Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research. Dr. Christiane Hassenrück is a researcher that investigates the effects of open fish cage farms on the surrounding ecosystem and she found out that it leads to problems such as a decrease in water quality, hypoxia, and an increase of microorganisms that can cause diseases both in fish and humans.