We are Carmen (DE) and Sofia (FI), and together, we make up Team Finland 2022. Team Finland is working on the Åland islands at the Husö Biological Station, which belongs to Finland’s only Swedish-speaking University, Åbo Akademi University. The GAME topic of 2022 is the effect of artificial light at night (ALAN) on mussels, and […]
Team members of GAME 2022 arrive in their target countries: Hola from Vigo, Spain.
„Hola“ and Hello from Vigo, Spain. I’m Fabian and I’m the sole member of this year’s team in Spain. Saapuminen. Llegar. Koma. Chegando. Tiba. 到着. Ankommen. All these words above just mean one thing: Arrival – in a new place, a new country. Managing this task alone is difficult and nerve-wracking especially in the beginning. But since […]
Shedding more light on the effects of light pollution: GAME 2022 has started
The preparations for a new GAME project have started. On March 2nd, the GAME teams of 2022 began with a series of daily online meetings, which, as it already was the case in 2021, replace the preparatory course that usually takes place at GEOMAR in Kiel. Waiving the face-to-face event was the consequence of the […]
Alkor Cruise 563: What are we doing, and why?
It was a nice and sunny day, like most of our days on the Alkor, the research vessel of our cruise. Steady noise coming from the winch and anticipating buzz, which surrounded a group of students with safety boots and helmets, filled the air. Once the upcoming net broke the water surface and got „gehievt“ […]
Happy Holidays from the GAME teams 2021
The year 2021 is coming to an end and with it our GAME project. Since mid of October, we were at GEOMAR in Kiel to analyse the data we collected during our experiments, to attend workshops on scientific writing and other science communication skills and to present our research findings at different universities in the […]
”こんにちは” from Akkeshi in the northeast verge of Japan!
こんにちは！ is a Japanese greeting which means “Hello”. I am Chikako – this years’ GAME participant from Japan. Unfortunately, this year, I had to form a team on my own, just like my GAME colleague Leonard did in Malaysia. Due to covid restrictions, Sarah, my initial team partner from Germany, was not able to travel to […]
“Salam sejahtera” from the tropical rainforests of Penang, Malaysia.
Salam sejahtera and greetings from Malaysia. Malaysia is one of the two study sites in GAME 2021 where participants had to work alone. Team Malaysia was initially supposed to consist of two members, Leonard and Marie, but despite numerous efforts to get Marie to Malaysia, her travel was finally not possible due to Covid-19 restrictions. […]
‘Hola’ from the westernmost tip of Europe: Galicia.
Hola, ¿qué tal? We, Svea and Abel, are Team Spain. We are in the northwest of Spain in the region of Galicia, more exactly in Vigo. A city with about 300.000 inhabitants, located next to the Atlantic and surrounded by beautiful nature. Galicia is definitely an underestimated region in Spain. Very diverse, with amazing views […]
Research topic for 2022: GAME continues with investigating the effects of light pollution on marine benthic organisms
While the GAME teams of this year are still collecting data about the influence of artificial lighting at night (ALAN) on benthic grazers such as sea urchins and snails, it has now been decided that ALAN will also be the GAME research subject in 2022 and 2023. These projects will be funded by the Klaus […]
Terveisiä Suomesta! We say “Hello” from Northern Europe!
A few months ago, we didn’t know either that our team would exist nor that we would be participants in this year’s GAME project in Finland. We are a team consisting of two marine biology students from Germany: Helen Lichtenstein & Sarah-Vanessa van Dahl. Helen is studying at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel and […]