On September 24, a nationwide climate strike took place on the occasion of the upcoming federal elections in Germany. In the context of the strike and the election, there was intense discussion in scientific circles about the extent to which it was now permissible to position oneself thematically politically.The election was crucial. It would determine […]
About being alone
For over a year now, I have been managing the public relations of the three ocean research projects CUSCO, EVAR and REEBUS. A lot has happened since then – Corona, lockdown, (temporary) home office. But now something new has happened that I didn’t expect.I am alone. Alone in the office, alone in the hallway, alone […]
Seit über einem Jahr betreue ich die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit der drei Projekte der Ozeanforschung CUSCO, EVAR und REEBUS. Seitdem ist viel passiert – Corona, Lockdown, (vorübergehende) Homeoffice-Pflicht. Doch nun ist etwas Neues geschehen, mit dem ich nicht gerechnet habe.Ich bin allein. Allein im Büro, allein im Flur, allein in der Abteilung. Hintergrund ist, dass meine Kolleg*innen […]
The competitive teamplayer – interview with marine biologists Allanah Paul and Kevin Becker
Working in ocean science sometimes resembles tip-toeing through a mine field. On the one hand one is supposed to be a good teamplayer, work together with others and share data to achieve progress. On the other hand one is supposed to be competitive and achieve a high number of scientific publications. Publish or perish.The competitive […]
Never ever grow up – interview with physicist Manita Chouksey and professor Ulf Riebesell
Scientists seem to remain young at heart. Sometimes it even gives the impression that they retain their inner child – along with its playfulness and curiosity. But is that true? Ocean Stories Blog interview episode with physicist Manita Chouksey from project REEBUS and professor Ulf Riebesell from project CUSCO. Author und Host: Ann Kristin Montano […]
English: Working in science – private life adieu?
Work-life balance is the defining term of our time. Like no other, it expresses the fact that fulfilling work is important and does you good. But it’s just as good to find time for yourself, for your family and for friendships. That both have to be. Both are essential – as enough cases of bore-out […]
English: SciComm – WhyComm?
Since September 2020, I have been setting up science communication for the three ocean research projects REEBUS, CUSCO and EVAR, for example via the Social Media channels Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I have noticed that science communication is not only a broad field, but also one that many scientists seem to shy away from entering. […]