Interactive Science Posters

Science Communication Lab (DE)

Dynamic Planet

Our earth never stands still, it is permanently shaken by earthquakes. These vibrations are measured by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and for the fi rst time, the data are dynamically visualized in real time on an interactive science poster in the exhibition. As soon as an earthquake occurs anywhere in the world, it is displayed on the 3D globe of the interactive poster. The viewer is given a direct impression, can witness current measurements and research, and gain a deep insight into the core of our planet.

Credits: A project by Science Communication Lab (scicom-lab.com), on behalf of Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam – Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ.
Courtesy of the artist und Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam – Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ.

Marine Microbiology

The renowned Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen researches the smallest inhabitants of the ocean: microorganisms. Scientists are looking for answers to the questions: Who lives where? What are the properties of microorganisms and how diverse are their species? What do they mean for our environment and our climate? Interdisciplinary teams explore the places where microorganisms live, from the coast to the deep sea. This scientific diversity, as well as that of the different habitats, is presented in this interactive science poster. Viewers can dive into remote and inaccessible habitats and discover the magnificent diversity and relevance of the microbiology of our oceans.

Credits: A project by Science Communication Lab (scicom-lab.com), on behalf of the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen. Courtesy of the artist und Max Planck Institute or Marine Microbiology in Bremen.

Tsunami

Despite intensive analyses, it is difficult to predict earthquakes and potential tsunamis. The Cluster of Excellence “Future Ocean” in Kiel is a consortium of Kiel University and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and consists of interdisciplinary research teams that investigate ocean change holistically. The ocean sometimes poses a threat – for example through submarine landslides that can trigger tsunamis. The data visualization on the interactive 3D globe of this science poster is based on 5,000 tsunami events dating back to 2000 BC.

Credits: A project by Science Communication Lab (scicom-lab.com), on behalf of the Exzellenzcluster „Ozean der Zukunft“. Courtesy of the artist und dem Excellenzcluster „Ozean der Zukunft“.