BIOACID Science Portrait: Hans-Otto Pörtner (video, in German; English subtitles)

Prof. Hans-Otto Pörtner, marine biologist at Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, is both co-coordinator of BIOACID and co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The IPCC provides the scientific basis for the negotiations on climate change and the climate goals that are set to limit global climate change. Even now, the oceans play an important role in the climate change negotiations. But the more detailed information researchers from all over the world collect, the more the ocean will be considered. Results from BIOACID also contribute to this.

“We know so much about the effects by now that we do not have any reason to delay actions to limit climate change”, says Prof. Pörtner. “There is no reason for inaction anymore.”

The BIOACID science portraits complement a photo exhibition on ocean acidification is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Science Year 2016*17 – Seas and Oceans.

Further information

Filmed and edited
by Maarten van Rouveroy van Nieuwaal

Maike Nicolai

Additional Footage
Greenpeace International
Kristina Bär & Lars Grübner, Alfred-Wegener-Institut
Joachim Freitag, Bewegtbild


BIOACID (via Youtube), 7 December 2017. Video.

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