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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Messung von pH-Wert-Änderungen im Meerwasser

Der benthische Lander des MPI für Marine Mikrobiologie auf dem Arbeitsdeck der POSEIDON. Foto: Allison Schaap.

Dies ist bereits der 11. Tag unserer Forschungsreise in die Nordsee. Hier wollen wir die Chemie der Wassersäule sowie die Biogeochemie und Ökologie des Meeresbodens an einem Ort untersuchen, an dem wir im nächsten Jahr experimentell Kohlendioxid unter dem Meeresboden freisetzen werden. Kohlendioxid experminentell freisetzen — das klingt nach einem merkwürdigen wissenschaftlichen Ziel. Aber es […]

Expedition POS527 ist unterwegs

Absetzen des MPI Landers. Photo: Allison Schaap

Die Expedition POS527 mit dem Forschungsschiff POSEIDON zur Goldeneye Region in der Nordsee ist ein wichtiger Bestandteil des STEMM-CCS Projektes. Ausrüstung und Abreise Startpunkt für die Expedition war am 14. August 2018 in Kiel. Die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer reisten vom Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK), vom National Oceanography Centre Southampton (UK), vom MPI Marine Microbiology (Bremen), […]

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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 […]