The young scientists organized the program themselves, as they had previously done at the first meeting in Hamburg. There were 46 poster presentations and 32 talks, giving a good impression of current research issues. The contributions aimed at being generally comprehensible, and the range of subjects covered the interactions between the oceans, the climate and society, from the perspectives of natural and social sciences. These complementary vantage points were reflected in the contributions of two well-known guest speakers. Prof. Jürgen Scheffran from the KlimaCampus discussed the topic "Climate change and security: conflict or cooperation?". The meteorologist Prof. Mojib Latif from IfM-Geomar Kiel considered the question "Climate change - fact or fiction?".
The prize for the best poster was awarded to the PhD student Nina Wilkens from the KlimaCampus. She presented first results of her work on the ice movements of the Pine Island glacier in Antarctica, which she has simulated in a 3-D model. Jan-Hendrik Körber from MARUM received the prize for best talk for his presentation on oil and gas seepage in the Eastern Black Sea by remote sensing. "The conference at MARUM was very inspiring to me", says PhD student Oliver Kunst from Hamburg. "The talks and poster sessions gave me very good insights into the different scientific fields".