Hej från Åland

This year’s Finnish GAME team is made up of two German students, Saskia and Florentin, who are studying at the universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart, respectively. Our project is based at the Husö Biologiska Station on the beautiful Åland archipelago. It consists of thousands of small islands that are located in the Baltic Sea west […]

Iceland or rather the land of endless summer day light

Hæ frá Ísafirði! We are Marlene and Julia, both from Germany and 24 years old, and together we are Team Iceland. Our adventure in this year’s GAME project unfolds in the breathtaking landscape of Iceland’s Westfjords. More specifically in the charming town of Ísafjörður – the capital of the Westfjords – with about 2.700 inhabitants. […]

No rest for the undeployed

Snorkelling through colourful coral reefs, diving into the deep unknown, and cruising through ice and snow on research vessels such as Polarstern. These are activities that most of you will probably expect if you hear that we are budding marine biologists. And honestly, this is also what we had in mind when we started pursuing […]

Hola from sunny Cádiz

This year, for the first time, a GAME project takes place at the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Marina (INMAR) in Cádiz, Spain. We’re Raquel (ES) and Chiara (DE) and together we are Team Spain 2023. Right now, we are in the middle of our experiment. Our GAME project looks at the influence of artificial light […]

Olá, manera bo ta? Welcome to warm and sunny Cabo Verde!

We are Amelie (DE) and Isia (CV) and together we make Team Cabo Verde 2023. Those foreign words above are greetings in Creole, the Cabo Verde mother tongue, meaning “Hello, how are you?”. Continuing with last year’s research topic, we will investigate how artificial light at night (ALAN) influences the settlement behaviour of sessile invertebrates […]

20th anniversary of GAME

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 […]