Deciphering the ocean of opportunities: Paleoclimate Modeler Birgit Schneider

Birgit Schneider is a professor for Paleoclimate Modeling at Kiel University. In her group, they are using numerical climate models (ocean, atmosphere, sea-ice) in combination with ocean biogeochemical models, which simulate the cycling of elements (e.g. carbon, nutrients, oxygen) in the water column. They are addressing questions of past, present and future climate variability and […]

Sharing the caring: marine geologist Helena L. Filipsson

What is the nature of your work? I’m a full professor of Quaternary Geology with an emphasis on Marine Geology at Lund University, Sweden. I teach ~ 20%, service (mostly committee work) ~ 10%, and do research 70%. Career as a researcher. I defended my PhD in Oceanography, University of Gothenburg, Sweden in late 2003. […]

Being a female marine scientist Down Under: Anastasija Zaiko

Meet Anastasija Zaiko, aquatic ecologist by training. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, followed up by PhD degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Klaipeda University. Inspired by professor Sergej Olenin, she has got interest and started specializing in aquatic biological invasions – species translocated by humans (deliberately or unintentionally) to remote ecosystems. After […]

Sharing the caring: biologists Katja and Jan Dierking

What is the nature of your work? Katja Dierking: I am a staff scientist (tenured faculty member) at the Zoological institute at Kiel University. I am a molecular biologist and study host-microbe interactions in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. My work involves science, teaching, and administration. Jan Dierking: I am a scientist (relying on 3rd party […]

Being a female scientist: environmental physicist and head of Estonian space research and technology center Anu Reinart

Meet Anu Reinart, a director of Estonian Space Research and Technology Center, Tartu Observatory. Her activities include governance of the basic research in the field of astronomy, also collaboration with industry for development of the applications in remote sensing and technology of satellites. The institute is also responsible for the University of Tartu study program […]

Female Chief Officer on board: Heike Dugge

Meet Heike Dugge, the woman who works as the Chief Officer on board the German Research Ship METEOR What inspire you to pursue a career in marine technologies? In the mid 90‘ I started my studies of civil engineering at the University of Rostock and at the same time I started working on sailing ships. […]

Sharing the caring: marine biologist Helen Orav-Kotta

What is the nature of your work? I am a marine biologist, a benthologist and the centre of my research area is the northern communities, plants, animals, and everything connected with them in marine environments. Since in nature everything is interconnected, I have had the change to study sediments, chemistry, plankton communities and also fish. […]