The MEERESMUSEUM in Stralsund's old town is currently undergoing extensive modernisation.
Alongside classic specimens and aquariums, digital modules form exciting contrasts to the historical ambience and bring lived history and modernity into harmony.
"Together with the German Aerospace Centre, we are compiling the latest satellite data to teach future museum guests more about the >Network Ocean< in a light-and-sound production," says project manager Dr Dorit Liebers-Helbig. "On a globe with a diameter of two metres, the oceanography and ocean currents of our water planet are presented."
Additional topics include the ocean as a climate driver and human impacts on the ocean habitat, taking into account the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Two further digital exhibition modules show prehistoric aquariums – original fossils combined with holograms – and a look into the future of aquariums. Information on the origins of aquarium animals and on current breeding and reintroduction programmes is presented, but also "digital spaces under water" are designed.