The ocean

Mat Wright

About this opportunity

We are looking for UK researchers and institutions working in the broad theme of Seas and Oceans to submit written material for promotion in Germany. This is an excellent opportunity to reach German researchers, potential university students, teachers and the general public with exciting research.

The UK is the partner country for the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s Year of Science 2016-17, and the theme is Seas and Oceans. The British Council in Germany is working with the British Embassy Science and Innovation team and other partners to bring UK research around Seas and Oceans to a German audience.

The overall aim of the Year of Science is to bring British and German young people, teachers and researchers together to focus on ocean activities. 

Content specifications


The content must be relevant to the overall theme. A few ideas of the focus of the content include:

  • Source of food and treasure (incl. Blue Biotechnology)
  • Resources and Energy
  • Arctic and Antarctic
  • Sea and Trade routes
  • Place of desire and power of nature
  • Climate machine and weather factor

text and images

These differ slightly depending on whether you are an individual or institution.


Please submit the following:

  • Text: main body to be 1,500- 3,000 characters (incl.spaces), and a short bio of the author (200 characters incl. spaces)
  • Pictures in landscape format, to include;
  1. Photo banner (for above the article): 1920x1080 Pixel
  2. Article picture (of the author or topic relevant): 877 x 493 Pixel 


Please submit the following:

  • Image: in high resolution and 630x354 px
  • Title: max 60 characters incl. spaces
  • Teaser/intro text: max 190 characters incl. spaces
  • Blog post: up to a max 1,600 words

How to submit content

Please send all content to Martin Spiess, Education Project Manager, British Council Germany: