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 […]
Living the Light: What influence can artificial lighting at night have on the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus in Madeira?
Hello, greetings from Portugal. We are Bruna and Marian, a Portuguese-German joint venture. We are based on Madeira Island in the Macaronesia region, which comprises a group of four volcanic archipelagos in the North-Atlantic Ocean (Acores, Canary Islands, Cabo Verde and Madeira). Due to its location about almost 1000 kilometers south-west of Lisbon, the climate […]
Dancing in the spotlight – Researching the effects of ALAN on sea urchins and snails
Dobar dan from Pula, Croatia! A few months ago, nobody even planned that there would be a “Team Croatia”. In fact, all three of us team members – Marie & Franz from Kiel, Germany and Anamarija from Umag, Croatia – were having different plans and never expected to spend the summer together in the wonderful […]
We have started!
Despite the challenging circumstances caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, GAME 2021 got off to a successful start and all 12 participants are now about to begin their research on the influence of artificial lighting at night (ALAN) on the food consumption and activitiy patterns of marine benthic grazers at various study sites worldwide. Following […]
Test run for GAME 2021
Although, the coronavirus situation makes all kinds of international exchange and travelling very difficult, we are about to launch a new GAME project. It will certainly be different from what GAME projects used to be in previous years, but we are trying hard to maintain the concept, the philosophy and the spirit of the programme […]
From lions and the jungle to the happiest country in the world: a story of success
Working on our Master’s projects with a view on the Table Mountain in Cape Town (South Africa) and being in the jungle of Penang (Malaysia) was what we, Annika and Luisa, expected for 2020 – until we finally ended up together in the exotic Scandinavian country of Denmark. It turned out to be one of […]
Life in plastic isn’t fantastic
“Moin” everyone from the base of GAME, the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel! We are Alisa Berning and Christin Baensch and together we form Team Kiel. As you might expect, GAME in 2020 is totally different from previous projects. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic forced us to stay in Germany and conduct our experiment […]
Slowly but surely
Hola and greetings from Vigo, Spain. My name is Jacob, and I have the somewhat unique experience of being an American student in the Biological Oceanography master’s program at GEOMAR, participating in this year’s GAME project. After months of waiting for international travel to once again be possible, I am happy to report that I […]
Wir blicken nach vorne: Jetzt für GAME 2021 bewerben
Obwohl die Corona-Krise zurzeit unser Leben bestimmt und eine vollständige Rückkehr zur Normalität noch weit entfernt scheint, sind wir optimistisch und haben mit den Planungen für das GAME-Projekt 2021 begonnen. Auch im kommenden Jahr wollen wir wieder mit internationalen Studierenden-Teams eine meeresökologische Frage bearbeiten und dafür Experimente an 8 Standorten auf der ganzen Welt durchführen. […]