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TREC

Traversing European Coastlines

An expedition to study coastal ecosystems and their response to the environment, from molecules to communities

TREC Public Engagement Events

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Location

9 - 15 October 2023 | Bilbao, SPAIN | Venue

TREC in the City

A travelling exhibition stand that offers hands-on, “wow-science!” experiences on microscopy, and information.

Timings & locations:

  • On Monday 9 October 2023 from 9.30 to 13.30 at the UPV/EHU in Leioa.
  • On Tuesday 10 October 2023 from 9.30 to 11.30 at the UPV/EHU in San Sebastian and at the Aquarium at 12.30.
  • On Wednesday 11 October 2023 from 9.30 to 12.30 at the UPV/EHU in Vitoria Gastéiz.
  • On Friday 13 October all day at a location still to be confirmed.
  • On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October 2023 from 11.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 18.00 at the Maritime museum in Bilbao.

5 - 16 October 2023 | Bilbao, SPAIN | Venue

Nexus Island

Hands-on, game-based workshop focused on human & planetary health.

Workshop timings & locations:

  • On Thursday 5 October 2023 workshops will be organised in Plentzia at the EHU/UPV PiE, for schools in the morning and for the public in the late afternoon.
  • On Tuesday 10 October 2023 at 12.30 one workshop will be organised at the Aquarium in San Sebastian.
  • On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October 2023 workshops will potentially be organised for the public, at the Maritime museum in Bilbao.
  • On Monday 16 October 2023 workshops will be organised for schools at the UPV/EHU in Leioa.

4 October 2023, 19:30 | Bilbao, SPAIN | Venue

Science on Tour

Interactive science talks for and with the public in your local bar or café. Come and interact with our scientists!


29 September 2023, 17:00 | Bilbao, SPAIN

European Researcher’s Night

During European Researcher’s Night in Bilbao TREC Public Engagement will run in the centre of Bilbao!

Exact activity, time and location to be confirmed.


12 - 14 September 2023 | Galway, IRELAND | Venue

School visits & workshops

Take a tour on Tara‘s deck at the Port of Galway with some of our crew members and scientists and join our educational science workshops at the Galway City Museum! This event is free and open to all schools, please note registration is required!

Timings of visits & workshops:

  • Tuesday, 12 September 2023: 9.30 – 12.00 local time
  • Thursday, 14 September 2023: 9.30 – 11.30 local time

11 September 2023, 17:30 - 19:30 CET | Galway, IRELAND | Venue

Art & Science: the emotion of discovery

Scientific and artistic processes have more in common than one might imagine. What happens when artists take on residencies among scientists? Join our panel of artists and scientists as they share their experiences and vision about art, science and emotion. This event is free and open to all (targeted at 18+), no registration required. 


10 September 2023 | Galway, IRELAND | Venue

Tara guided tours

Interactive guided tour that offers participants the opportunity to directly explore the world of the Schooner’s scientific expeditions. This event is free and open to all (kids all ages welcome), please note registration is required!

Timings of guided tours:

  • Sunday, 10 September 2023: 10.00 – 12.00 & 14.00 – 18.00 local time

10 September 2023, 09:00 - 17:00 CET | Galway, IRELAND | Venue

The ocean, key to life on Earth

An exhibition, designed as a journey, illustrated by an artist to carry a key message: the ocean is the central ecosystem of our planet. This event is free and open to all (kids all ages welcome), no registration required.


9 - 12 September 2023 | Galway, IRELAND | Venue

Nexus Island

Hands-on, game-based workshop focused on human & planetary health. This workshop is for school groups only (young learners ages 14-16), registration is arranged directly with the libraries.

Workshop locations & timings:


9 - 13 September 2023 | Galway, IRELAND

TREC in the City

At this travelling exhibition stand members of the public can try out a microscope and observe things that are invisible to the naked eye. They can take photos or videos with marine organism and maybe even go home with a small prize. This event is free and open to all (kids all ages welcome), no registration required.

Exhibition locations & timings:


9 - 10 September 2023, 12:00 - 15:30 CET | Galway, IRELAND | Venue

Observing the invisible inhabitants of the ocean

A workshop to discover a world essential to life on Earth: the marine microbiome. This event is free and open to all (kids all ages welcome), no registration required.


9 - 10 September 2023, 12:00 - 15:30 CET | Galway, IRELAND | Venue

Plastic at sea, the solutions are on land

A workshop to go back to the source of plastic pollution, and associated chemical pollutants, and find solutions upstream. This event is free and open to all (kids all ages welcome), no registration required.


8 September 2023, 17:00 - 18:00 CET | Galway, IRELAND | Venue

Science on Tour

Interactive science talks for and with the public in your local bar or café. Come and interact with our scientists! This event is free and open to all (targeted at 18+), no registration required.


17 August 2023, 10:00 - 16:00 CET | Southampton, ENGLAND | Venue

TREC in the City

A travelling exhibition stand that offers hands-on, “wow-science!” experiences on microscopy, and information.


17 August 2023, 18:00 - 19:00 CET | Southampton, ENGLAND | Venue

Science On Tour

Interactive science talks for and with the public in your local bar or café. Come and interact with our scientists!


16 August 2023, 09:30 - 15:45 CET | Southampton, ENGLAND | Venue

Nexus Island

Hands-on, game-based workshop focused on human & planetary health.

Workshop timings: 9.45 – 12.30 & 13.00 – 15.45 local time.


9 August 2023, 09:00 - 16:00 CET | Kristineberg, SWEDEN | Venue

TREC in the City

A travelling exhibition stand that offers hands-on, “wow-science!” experiences on microscopy, and information.


9 August 2023, 11:45 - 16:00 CET | Kristineberg, SWEDEN | Venue

Nexus Island

Hands-on, game-based workshop focused on human & planetary health.

Workshop timings: 11.45, 13.15 & 15.00 local time


9 August 2023, 10:00 - 15:30 CET | Kristineberg, SWEDEN | Venue

Mobile Lab Guided Tours

Interactive guided tour that offers participants the opportunity to directly explore the Advanced Mobile Lab!

Timings of tours: 10.00, 11.00, 11.45, 13.00, 14.00 & 15.00 local time.


5 - 6 August 2023, 10:00 - 17:00 CET | Bergen, NORWAY | Venue

TREC in the City

A travelling exhibition stand that offers hands-on, “wow-science!” experiences on microscopy, and information.


13 July 2023, 18:00 - 20:00 CET | Turku, FINLAND | Venue

Science On Tour

Interactive science talks for and with the public in your local bar or café. Come and interact with our scientists!


11 - 13 July 2023 | Turku, FINLAND | Venue

Nexus Island

Hands-on, game-based workshop focused on human & planetary health.

Workshop timings:

  • Tuesday, 11 July 2023: workshops at 9.30 and 11.00
  • Thursday, 13 July 2023: workshops at 9.30 and 11.00

11 - 13 July 2023 | Turku, FINLAND | Venue

TREC in the City

A travelling exhibition stand that offers hands-on, “wow-science!” experiences on microscopy, and information.

Exhibition timings:

  • 11 & 13 July from 13.30 to 16.30 local time
  • 12 July from 10.00 to 15.00 local time

8 July 2023, 12:00 - 18:00 CET | Liepaja, LATVIA | Venue

TREC in the City

A travelling exhibition stand that offers hands-on, “wow-science!” experiences on microscopy, and information.


30 Jun - 5 July 2023 | Tallinn, ESTONIA

TREC in the City

A travelling exhibition stand that offers hands-on, “wow-science!” experiences on microscopy, and information.


29 June 2023, 18:00 | Tallinn, ESTONIA | Venue

Science On Tour

Interactive science talks for and with the public in your local bar or café. Come and interact with our scientists!


17 June 2023, 12:00 - 13:00 CET | Sopot, POLAND | Venue

Nexus Island

Hands-on, game-based workshop focused on human & planetary health.


17 June 2023, 10:00 - 16:00 CET | Sopot, POLAND | Venue

TREC in the City

A travelling exhibition stand that offers hands-on, “wow-science!” experiences on microscopy, and information.


3 - 5 June 2023, 11:00 - 15:00 CET | Aarhus, DENMARK | Venue

Nexus Island

Hands-on, game-based workshop focused on human & planetary health, everyday at the Sustainability Island at 11.00 CET and 14.00 CET.

Partners: EMBL, Aarhus University, Hovedet i Havet & The Ocean Race


3 - 5 June 2023, 10:00 - 17:00 CET | Aarhus, DENMARK | Venue

TREC in the City

A travelling exhibition stand that offers hands-on, “wow-science!” experiences on microscopy, and information.

Partners: EMBL, Aarhus University, Hovedet i Havet & The Ocean Race


29 April 2023, 09:30 - 12:30 CET | Texel, THE NETHERLANDS | Venue

Nexus Island

Hands-on, game-based workshop focused on human & planetary health.

Partners: EMBL, NIOZ & De Krim


28 April 2023, 20:30 | Texel, THE NETHERLANDS | Venue

Science on Tour

Interactive science talks for and with the public in your local bar or café. Come and interact with our scientists!

Partners: EMBL, NIOZ & De Toegift


28 Apr - 1 May 2023 | Texel, THE NETHERLANDS

TREC in the City

A travelling exhibition stand that offers hands-on, “wow-science!” experiences on microscopy, and information.

  • 28 & 30 April from 10.00 CET to 15.30 CET @ Ecomare
  • 1 May from 14.00 to 18.00 @ De Krim

Partners: EMBL, NIOZ, Ecomare & De Krim


21 April 2023, 16:00 | Oostende, BELGIUM | Venue

Public talk: Threats of a changing climate to marine biodiversity

Public talk about the threat of a changing climate to marine biodiversity and the TREC expedition by Peter Landschützer (VLIZ) and Sara Verstraeten (EMBL).


8 - 10 April 2023, 14:00 - 18:00 CET | Roscoff, FRANCE | Venue

Environmental DNA

A workshop about e-DNA: the life that inhabits the oceans leaves traces in the water, in the sediments, everywhere.

Partners: Ifremer


8 - 10 April 2023, 14:00 - 18:00 CET | Roscoff, FRANCE | Venue

TREC in the City

A travelling exhibition stand that offers hands-on, “wow-science!” experiences on microscopy, and information.

Partners: EMBL


8 - 10 April 2023, 14:00 - 18:00 CET | Roscoff, FRANCE | Venue

Nexus Island

Hands-on, game-based workshop focused on human & planetary health.

Partners: EMBL


8 - 10 April 2023, 14:00 - 18:00 CET | Roscoff, FRANCE | Venue

The ocean, this unknown

An exhibition, conceived as a journey, composed of 6 panels illustrated by an artist to convey a key message: the ocean is the central ecosystem of our planet.

Partners: FTO


8 - 10 April 2023, 14:00 - 18:00 CET | Roscoff, FRANCE | Venue

Plastic at sea, the solutions are on land

A workshop to go back to the source of plastic pollution, and associated chemical pollutants, and find solutions upstream.

Partners: FTO


8 - 10 April 2023, 14:00 - 18:00 CET | Roscoff, FRANCE | Venue

Observing the invisible inhabitants of the ocean

A workshop to discover a world essential to life on Earth: the marine microbiome.

Partners: FTO & Plankton Planet


6 April 2023, 20:00 | Roscoff, FRANCE | Venue

Science on Tour

Interactive science talks for and with the public in your local bar or café. Come and interact with our scientists!

Partners: EMBL, FTO, SBR, CNRS, Ifremer & CEA.

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