Where we come from
Benefit concert for DEEPWAVE e.V. with the quartet “Vektorfeld”.
Project “Ocean Books
Presentation of our favourite books about the sea in the bookstore “Tolle Geschichten”. On the Instagram account of “Tolle Geschichten” as well as on our culture blog you can find the selection of books and our reviews.
Start of the Charity Rally “Baltic Sea Circle” – main sponsor of DEEPWAVE e.V.
Berlin, World Oceans Day 2019
To publicly discuss and explain the relationship between environment and development, the implementation of the United Nations Agenda 2030 and German maritime policy, Brot für die Welt, Fair Oceans and the Forum Environment and Development organised a conference on World Ocean Day.
Hamburg: Meeting of associations
June 4th – 5th:
Participation in the Marine Environment Symposium of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) 2019
In cooperation with the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), the BSH organised an opportunity for exchange on “Current Problems of the Marine Environment” as part of the Marine Environment Symposium.
Berlin, No fish Sea
We criticise politicians’ failure to stop overfishing. Action of the German Environmental Aid (DUH), Our Fish and DEEPWAVE e.V. on the occasion of the World Day of the Seas at the Gates of the Federal Government illustrates the devastating effects of overfishing – Market criers denounce too high catches of cod, herring & Co.
Hamburg, DEEPWAVE Film Festival for the Protection of the Seas
After a break of two years we organized the DEEPWAVE Filmfestival for the first time under our own direction. Short films on the topics “Deep Sea”, “Corals” and “Man & Sea” were shown. The short film festival was accompanied by subsequent panel discussions with scientists* and filmmakers*.
We produce the film “Onno” with Claire Walka (director and editor) and Jenny Harbauer (intro).
Research on the film “Onno”. A documentary film about Onno Groß, the founder of DEEPWAVE e.V.
Selection of the films and creation of the programme for the DEEPWAVE Film Festival for the Protection of the Seas.
Hamburg, Girls` & Boys` Day 2019
Several schoolgirls* visited our office and had the chance to immerse themselves in the everyday life of a marine conservation organisation during the Girls’ & Boys’ Day. They then wrote two blog entries for DEEPWAVE.
Beach trips with bad consequences
22 kilos of plastic in the stomach of a sperm whale
Venice, Opening of the Ocean Space
A global centre for the promotion of ocean competence, research and the interplay of art and the sea. Ocean Space supports greater engagement and collective action in the most pressing threats facing the ocean today.
Comparative table of alternatives to the plastic drinking straw
Development of a current comparison table of alternative materials (macaroni, straw, glass, bioplastics, paper, bamboo, stainless steel) and their advantages and disadvantages within the BLUE STRAW campaign.
Cooperation with the organic hotel “Ifenblick” in Balderschwang.
“Fridays for Future” – Greta Thunberg in Hamburg
DEEPWAVE was there and accompanied the climate strike movement “Fridays for Future” in their protest.
The actor Frederik Götz becomes ambassador for DEEPWAVE.
The Herderschule in Rendsburg collected whole 5700 euro and donates half the money to DEEPWAVE e.V.
Relaunch of the Website.
Hamburg: Meeting of associations
The tax office’s examination has been completed and the new notice of exemption has been issued. The non-profit status is thus recognised.
The name DEEPWAVE is protected again, the DPMA certificate is available.
The public engagement for the ocean framework directive an the measures catalogue http://meeresschutz.info/ currently takes up all our focus
Meeting of the Hamburg Environmental Agency
Meeting of the Environment Minister of Niedersachsen
Supporting the Baltic Sea Rally Start
“Beneath the Waves” film festival Hamburg
Concert MS Stubnitz
Talk Baltic Sea Info Centre Eckernförde on the occasion of the Meeresfibel exhibition
CCAMLR Weddell Sea Workshop Federal Ministry, Berlin
G7 – Leopoldina symposium
Day of the Ocean at Hagenbeck, Hamburg
G7 – NGO Stakeholder forum Berlin
Climate conference H. Grassel, Hamburg
Greenpeace evening: Cold water corals (German only)
Geomar Sustainable Ocean Conference, Kiel
Meeting Antarctic Ocean Alliance, Hamburg
Talk Heldenmarkt Hamburg
Talk deep sea mining at the pacific network meeting, Bremerhaven
Publishing of the Ocean Primer.
Beginning of the Ocean Talks Series in IMM, Tim’s Fishfight. Long dive night.
Inauguration of the Palk Bay Centre in Tamil Nadu, India. Cape Rouge Day, and the legendary DEEPWAVE Fest!
Becoming an Ocean2012 Alliance member.
The first Coastal Ocean Clean Up Day takes place in Hamburg! (and has been taking place every year in September ever since, under the International Coastal Ocean Clean Up Program.)
Creating the CANDIVE project. Together with biologist Christoph Schmitt we created the CanDive initiative: the free documentation and research of species diversity and ecology of the Canary Islands. The results have been published in three research-CDs. More about this can be found at www.ocean-la-gomera.com.
Campaign for shark conservation in the Shark Alliance
Creating the MANGREEN project, Mangrove Ecology and Restoration in India
Implementing the marine protected areas FFH/Natura2000, protecting the porpoise from gravel mining, etc.