Science Meets Art

From November 1, 2021, the virtual exhibition “Science meets Art” presented by the Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel shows how art and science can influence each other.

Geomar employees present pieces of art, ranging from drawings, paintings, or photography to papercraft and jewelry. The exhibition also features texts by the artists, talking about their biography, inspiration, and how their work in ocean science and their artistry connect. Thus, the audience gets to know some of the diverse occupations in the sciences as well as the people in them.

Most works presented here feature ocean-related topics, drawing inspiration from life and work in ocean research. Marine wildlife is a recurring motif, as well as the nature surrounding the workplaces of the centre’s employees. And in some cases, the skills learned through art can even be applied in scientific work. After all, creativity is vital in both areas, to express an artistic mind as well as to ask new scientific questions and find new ways to answer them.

The virtual exhibition can be visited online free of charge.

Helmholtz Open Access Policy

The Helmholtz Association has published a new open access policy. It is based on the EU funding programme Horizon 2020, so that publications should be available open access within 6 months or 12 months in the humanities and social sciences.

“In addition, employees must aim to make the research data underlying the publication accessible and open for sharing.”
(Open Access Policy of the Helmholtz Association, 2016)

Das neue Magazin der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft

Helmholtz Perspektiven heißt das neue Magazin der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft. In der aktuellen ersten Ausgabe wird nicht nur ein Einblick in die Helmholtz-Forschung gewährt, auch forschungspolitische Themen wie z.B. die Sicherung wissenschaftlicher Praxis werden bleuchtet.

Die Ausgaben können als PDF heruntergeladen oder als Online-Magazin gelesen werden.

Helmholtz Open Access Newsletter

Das Open Access Koordinationsbüro der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft bringt einen Open Access Newsletter heraus, der mehrmals jährlich erscheint. Er enthält sowohl aktuelle Informationen zu Projekten in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft als auch aktuelle Informationen zu Open Access weltweit.

Der Helmholtz Open Access Newsletter kann unter folgender URL gelesen oder auch abonniert werden: