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. […]

Sharing the caring: professor for interactive media Franziska Uhing

Your career. Magister degree; a research project in media education (2 years); own business; PhD-grant, combined with teaching job in Kiel University of Applied Sciences; Professorship at Kiel University of Applied Sciences. Please describe briefly your family commitments. I have 2 children (11 and 8 years old). They are educated by me and assisted by […]

“WORK AND FAMILY: SHARING THE CARING”- marine biologist Anke Kremp

What is the nature of your work? I am a marine biologist and phytoplankton ecologist doing independent research at the Finnish Environment Institute. As a Senior Research Scientist, I lead a research group and manage and coordinate different research projects. Together with interns, Master’s and PhD students, post-docs and project scientists I perform experiments and […]