Let the GAME begin

Hello! We are Isa and Feli and here comes the first GAME blog in 2017. The aim of this year’s GAME project is to investigate the impact of global warming on the consumption rates of invertebrate herbivores. After the introductory course in March in Kiel, Germany, we travelled to Menai Bridge, a small and beautiful […]

GAME alumni talk series starts this week

This year GAME celebrates its 15th anniversary and on this occasion we are starting a talk series in which programme alumni will speak about their career paths that followed their participation in GAME. Our first speaker is Sarah Piehl who participated in the first GAME project on the biological effects of microplastics in 2013. In […]

Parents of the mussels

Hi there! We are Hernán and Dea from Team Indonesia and we are going to tell you about the unique and amazing experience we have lived during the last five months, which we have entitled “The Parents of the Mussels”. The adventure started in April and the time has flown ever since. Hernán spent an […]

Things are easy when you´re big in Japan

While sitting here in front of the oxymeter, writing this blog and waiting for the next round of measuring the respiration rate of our test organisms, we, Mone and Vanessa – the Japan GAME Team 2016 – become a bit sad. We are realizing that these are already the final measurements and the last steps […]

GAME 2016 in Chile: It´s not a game!

What happened so far: 7.4.16, 12:30, Santiago de Chile, Airport, Team Chile is united again! But where are the suitcases with the most important thing: our microplastic material? Regrettably, we were so sleepy because of the long trip that we got confused about the luggage belts and lost one hour looking for our bags. In […]

New GAME topic: Grazing in a warmer world. Apply now for 2017!

The project in 2017 will focus on possible interactive effects between warming and grazing in marine benthic systems. Will invertebrate grazers such as isopods, sea urchins and snails consume more algal biomass when water temperatures will rise in the course of global warming? If yes, will this effect be consistent across climate zones? Furthermore, can […]

News from Wales – here comes the first team blog in 2016

  Our GAME journey, which started with an introductory course in Kiel, Germany, in March led us, Kyra and Nadine, to the small but beautiful Wales. After we started in the early-morning hours in Kiel, our train trip took us to Hamburg, Cologne, Brussels, London and finally to Bangor – or Gwynedd in Welsh. Not […]

GAME movie is now online!

During the GAME project in 2014, the student teams and professional camerapeople captured GAME research on the effects of microplastics on benthic invertebrates. By this they gave insights into the daily work of the GAME participants in Brazil, Indonesia, Wales, on Madeira Island, Portugal, and at GEOMAR in Kiel. In addition to this, the students […]

The new project starts in a week!

On Tuesday March 1st, the participants of the new GAME project will for the first time meet at GEOMAR. For the following 4 weeks, they will discuss about the scientific background of their study and will develop a methodology for the upcoming project. The preparative course, which is always held in March, is an essential […]