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. […]

GAME in the time of the coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus situation in Germany, the GAME preparation course at GEOMAR was stopped on Monday March 16th. So, instead of going on the Baltic Sea excursion, which was scheduled for Monday to Wednesday of the same week, the GAME participants stopped their activities and prepared for their journey home. By now, all external […]

Last but not least in 2019: The blog from Team South Africa

“Wyneberg, Wyneberg” – a hooting Minibus taxi is racing past us on the way to the upper campus of the University of Cape Town (UCT), a man hangs half out the front-passengers window, smiling and whistling at us. Us being Matthew and Silja, Team South Africa, in short: Team SA, ready to revive the GAME […]

Single but not solitary

Since I learned that the biological effects of microplastics would be the focus of the GAME project in 2019, I was enthusiastic to participate. The effects of microplastics are a subject that I have been studying already in the last years during my undergraduate course in Marine Biology at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) in Niterói, […]

“Olá” from Team Madeira!

Photo by Ana Viotti/Aleste

We would like to first introduce ourselves: So, Ana is 23 years old, from Madeira, but living in the mainland of Portugal for 4 years now, currently doing her Master’s degree in Marine Biology at the University of Aveiro. Marilena is 26 years old and is studying Nutrition, Spanish and Biology to become a teacher […]

Jerusalem prays. Tel Aviv plays. Haifa works…

Good Morning and ma nishma everyone! We are Team Israel and would like to introduce ourselves to you on this issue of the monthly blog about our experiences in the GAME project. We are Anna and Lukas and unlike the other teams, ours consist of two German students. But even though both of us are […]