YES! Team Lernwerft Kiel



We, Benjamin, Chris, Hanna, Henrieke, Julica and Lisa are the Team from the Lernwerft – Club of Rome School Kiel for the Young Economic Summit 2016.


YES! 2016 Team Lernwerft Kiel

Being part of the Club of Rome network, sustainability is very important to our school and us individually. Because our building is directly located at the Kieler Förde, we can see the ocean every day from our classroom window. Therefore we are very aware of the problems and changes concerning the ocean and its future.


Last year we had the opportunity to experience the ocean further trough a 10-day sailing class trip and got to know our “neighbour” better.


With our participation in the Young Economic Summit we have the chance to actually change something and take part in a project that takes us seriously. We want to share our experiences and raise attention for the ocean and its problems, because we believe that it needs to be preserved. Our mission: the sustainable Ocean!


Fisch Schutzzonen eFISHient System der Lernwerft Kiel


Our YES! – Young Economic Summit 2016 winning solution proposal:

Summary in the YES! Blog: eFISHient – In order to save the oceans something has to change!

The full YES! 16 presentation and discussion can be found here.

New: Our petition to save the oceans.


If you are interested in our work, feel free to stay in touch with us through our social media or directly contact us via email.


YES!-Team Lernwerft | We create solutions, like other shipyards build boats. | #YESforOceans

YES! Team Lernwerft Kiel Hanna

Hanna, 18


What does the ocean mean to you?


For me, ocean is home. I’m a Kiel born and raised and because of that, the ocean has always been part of my life. The Baltic Sea by itself is fascinating and needs to be cared about. I wish, that it could be preserved the way it is or used to be, since most of our culture in Schleswig-Holstein is based on the ocean and its resources. For me, the ocean is part of my identity.

YES! Team Lernwerft Benjamin

Benjamin, 18


What does the ocean mean to you?


The ocean is the silent hero of our Earth. It’s just too complex for us.

YES! Team Lernwerft Julica

Julica, 18


What does the ocean mean to you?


Those, who come from the coast and grew up near the sea, beach and boats, will probably know this feeling. The rationally not explainable relaxing sound of water, waves and sea spray and the soothing in the soft rocking of a boat. Nowhere I calm down better as at the beach, when looking at the constantly changing and in all shades shining water. The incredible diversity of the sea and the life in it fascinates me as much as our great ignorance about it. The sea has always been my great miracle, but it is also one of the last great miracles and unsolved riddles of this world and at the same time, the foundation of all life!

YES! Team Lernwerft Henny

Henny, 18


What does the ocean mean to you?


Because of my home town Kiel the sea will always symbolize home for me. I have always felt comfortable in cities close to the sea. And last but not least I find the world in the oceans fascinating and therefore more than worth to be preserved.

YES! Team Lernwerft Lisa

Lisa, 18


What does the ocean mean to you?


It means so much to me, not a 1000 words could describe my feelings towards the ocean, but one thing is clear: Without the ocean, I couldn’t live.

YES! 2016 Topic

Your Environment

Implementing the SDGs – Measuring the Sustainable Ocean


In continuation and expansion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), the United Nations agreed on 17 „Sustainable Development Goals“. During the next 15 years, countries are supposed to put in a lot of effort to end all forms of poverty, overcome inequalities and tackle climate change.


Goal #14 reads: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development


The oceans are essential for life on earth as we know it. They oceans driven global eco-systems and were always important for trade and commerce. The problem of competing utilization, a public use on the one hand (security of life) and a commercial use on the other hand (as a pollutant sink, source of resources and transport), is concentrated here. A long term balance must be established between those competing utilizations. Therefore, a prudent management of oceans and marine resources is key to a sustainable future.


How to ensure a sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources? How to quantify and measure a sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources? Which measures must be taken to achieve the goals formulated by the UN and what can each and every one of us do to play his/her part?

Bilder: (c) Lisa Autzen, (c) Lernwerft Kiel, (c) / P. Chinnapong