Social events

The scientific symposium will contain a social program to increase the interaction and networking of the participants as well as to get more familiar with Bremerhaven, Bremen and its surroundings at the German North Sea coast.


The symposium will start with an icebreaker reception on the sailing ship “Segelschulschiff Deutschland” in the harbor of Bremerhaven next to the main venue (“Neuer Hafen”) on Sunday 4 June from 18:00 to 21:00. Please note that the reception will take place on deck of the vessel (“open air”) and dress according to the weather conditions.


The symposium banquet will be held as a barbeque at the beach of the River Weser (restaurant “Sandbank”) on Thursday 8 June starting at 18:00. The banquet will include a small program with awards ceremony.

Midweek excursions

On Wednesday 7 June, the scientific program will be paused at lunchtime. The afternoon will be used for guided excursions in and around the cities of Bremerhaven and Bremen. You will be able to select your three top choices during the general registration process. All excursions will commence at around 13:00 from the Sail City Hotel in Bremerhaven via Bus or by foot. Some excursions will have food options for dinner, but these are not included and have to be paid individually in the restaurant.

Details you find here.