Last Friday, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the GAME program. It was a day full of joy, words of gratitude, memories and positive intentions for the future. But let’s start from the beginning. In the afternoon, German GAME alumni were invited to participate in a networking workshop. It provided the chance to get to […]
This is a Japanese greeting that is used when Japanese meet someone for the first time and introduce themselves. We are team Japan from the Akkeshi Marine Station (AMS). Akkeshi is a small town that is located in the east part of Hokkaido. It has a port and is surrounded by a unique wetland terrain and a brackish lagoon that […]
Spotlight on and greetings from the southeastern Pacific coast!
The GAME team in Chile is composed of Dario and Javier. We are currently conducting the main experiment that seeks to elucidate how artificial light at night (ALAN) affects the behavior of blue mussels. In Chile, we are working with the endemic and commercially important species Mytilus chilensis. However, our project also considers the effects of […]
66° North – Between light pollution & midnight sun
Sæl og blessuð! Velkomin tíl Ísafjarða. Happy and blessed! Welcome to Ísafjörður. That’s the formal greeting you hear in Iceland, the land of fire and ice. GAME is more than happy to finally cooperate with the partner institution in the Westfjords, incorporating a sub-arctic environment into the Global Approach by Modular Experiments. And what an […]
A slow start & sunny days in Husö, Finland.
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 […]
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. […]