Current global problems like climate change, the shortage of resources and the decline in biodiversity call for innovative, sustainable solutions that conserve resources. The initiative launched by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research on the topic of bio-economics is designed to draw attention to this fact during the 20/21 science year. The “MS Wissenschaft“ exhibition vessel toured through parts of Germany last year to show the general public that a bio-based, sustainable way of doing business is possible.
The LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (TBG) was also on board in 2020 with an exhibit on the subject of weaving – attractively explained and organised in the form of a scientific comic. It shows how scientists are trying the understand the production of natural substances by analysing genetic material from living creatures so as to be able to recreate this process “artificially”. The aim is to obtain natural ingredients for business products without contaminating the environment. The TBG LOEWE Centre is on board this time too, when the vessel tours Germany on its new route!
The “MS Wissenschaft” set off on 5 June 2021 and will travel through Germany and Austria. The ship is starting its journey in Hamburg, will travel to several cities in the north and then head for the Rhineland region, Bavaria and Austria. The exhibition tour will end in Nuremberg on 26 October 2021.
The “MS Wissenschaft” is sailing on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. “Wissenschaft im Dialog” (“Science in Dialogue”) has initiated and organised the exhibition in conjunction with project partners.