International career at SYKE

Dr. Kirsten S. Jørgensen is a Leading Research Scientist at the Marine Research Center, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Finland. She has a 30-year long international career at SYKE Inspired during my biology studies My carrier started at the University of Århus in Denmark. As I was born in Denmark I went to study biology there. […]

Sharing the caring: head of the NanoSIMS lab Dr. Angela Vogts

What is the nature of your work? I am the head of the NanoSIMS lab at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research. The NanoSIMS facility is open to all scientists and thus I am in contact with different working groups of the institute as well with national and international scientists. I supervise a technician […]

Being a female scientist: Aquatic Biogeochemist Emma Kritzberg

Meet Emma Kritzberg, an associate professor of Aquatic Ecology with an emphasis on biogeochemical cycling in freshwater, estuarine and marine systems. Her job includes teaching 15%, doing service (director of undergraduate studies and committee work) 25%, and doing research 60%. What did inspire you to pursue a career in marine sciences/technologies? I did my undergraduate […]

BEING A FEMALE SCIENTIST: PROFESSOR OF HYDROBIOLOGY TIINA NÕGES

Meet Tiina Nõges, professor of hydrobiology from the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences. Her academic career continues since 1975 when she started to study biology and microbiology at the University of Tartu. Her outstanding achievements in academic and managing areas are listed in her CV. What did inspire you […]

Sharing the caring: a marine biologist’s story*

*This time you can read an anonymous story where a marine biologist shares his experience. What is the nature of your work? I have a background in marine biology working with plankton. Career as a researcher. I finished a PhD in marine biology and continued as a postdoc. After obtaining a fellowship, I was offered […]

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 […]