ARM Kiosk Joins International Science Exhibit in Germany

Published: 15 July 2010

Outdoor pavilions on the Isle of Mainau in Germany feature energy-related science and technology exhibits from May through August 2010. The ARM kiosk is included in the U.S. Department of Energy exhibit. Joining prestigious company overseas, the ARM kiosk is on display at the Isle of Mainau in Germany as part of an international exhibit of science and technology from May 20 through August 29. The exhibit was featured during the 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which took place June 27 to July 2, 2010, in Lindau, Germany. The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provide a globally recognized forum for the exchange of knowledge between Nobel Laureates and young researchers from around the globe in the fields of physiology or medicine, physics, and chemistry.

A solar-powered ship brought the laureates to the island on July 2 for a tour of the exhibits, contained in numerous outdoor pavilions. Participating countries provided interactive displays that communicate research and scientific discoveries that tie into the overarching theme of energy and the environment. The ARM kiosk, selected to participate with the U.S. Department of Energy exhibit, is a menu-driven multimedia program that provides an overview of the ARM Climate Research Facility, including its sites, instruments, data, field campaigns, and outreach components. With design and content updated in spring 2010, the virtual ARM kiosk is now available through the ARM website.

The exhibition, “Discoveries 2010: Energy,” charts the course of human energy use and showcases future methods for sustainable energy production. The show is part of “Science Year 2010—The Future of Energy,” initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and jointly organized by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.