influences of mass tourism
reducing marine pollution for biodiversity
Our scientists, together with the Citizen Scientists on board, are conducting research on the impact of tourism and cruise tourism on the environment and the population in general. Further studies are also needed on how cruise tourism affects certain coastal cities. The influences of mass tourism have also not been researched a great deal until now.
We are convinced that environmentally benign and sustainable tourism, unlike conventional cruises, will contribute to the conservation of marine biodiversity, reducing marine pollution, and a better intercultural understanding.
Gentle tourism is sustainable
minimal impact on and damage to flora and fauna
Gentle (environmentally benign) or sustainable tourism is a form of sea and ship travel that involves several key aspects:
- A minimal impact on and damage to flora and fauna
- Emission-free ship propulsion, no use of heavy oils
- An experiencing of nature and sea up-close, pure and authentically
- An improved understanding of the culture of the local population when on shore
Gentle tourism is sustainable because it preserves natural assets and resources.
Protecting natural assets
Environmental & climate protection
Citizen Science is diverse
Our research projects provide new knowledge on environmental and climate protection. We cater for citizen research on marine biodiversity, marine pollution and the impact of travel on climate change.
On citizen science cruises, citizens create knowledge. As early as a hundred years ago, American scientists made it possible for laypeople to participate in research during bird counts. Today, more and more researchers around the world are counting on the support of citizen scientists who collect data, jointly evaluate research results, or remove plastic waste from beaches.
Citizen Science is very diverse. From watching turtles lay their eggs, counting animal populations, documenting research results, mapping archaeological shipwrecks, and observing the weather in Antarctica.
Why not become a researcher?