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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Being a female scientist: polar marine biologist Iris Werner

Dr. Iris Werner is the central equal opportunities commissioner of Kiel University and head of the central Office for Gender Equality, Diversity and Family. Being a marine biologist by education, she worked more than 20 years in marine and polar ecological research before changing to science management in 2008.  What are the main things you […]