Meet the Team


I am a Geophysicist interested in seafloor geomorphology, sedimentary processes, and salt presence and activity in deep-water environments. In my research I aim to better understand how changes in sedimentation, erosion, faulting and subsidence can serve as proxy to the subsurface presence of uplifting features like diapir salts. Even though I came from Brasilia, being in the centre of Brazil, the sea is my passion. I love going on research cruises and experiencing different geophysics methods.  


I am a marine Geophysicist interested in the geomorphometry of instable and collapsing volcanic islands. I am developing and analysing a world-wide database of marine volcanos to find out what makes some volcanic edifices more likely to collapse than others. I love sharing my passion for science in writing and other media, including song writing. I am also a massive Star Wars nerd and feel comfortable in most forms of kayak.


I am a marine Geophysicist studying the structures and processes that occur within the Earth’s crust beneath island arcs and associated regions in subduction zones. Island arcs along subduction zones are considered to be the nurseries of continental crust formation. Therefore, my research aims to gain a better understanding of the involved processes and resulting structures inside island arcs. Besides work I love to swim a few laps and have a long walk along the coastline.

The ocean voices team: Allanah, Kim, Sonja, Helene, Elisa, Bruna


I am a biological Oceanographer and evolutionary Biologist working on male pregnancy in sex role-reversed fish (pipefish & seahorses). My particular interest lies in host-microbe interactions, so everything related to very small things such as bacteria and viruses. I catch fish in the Baltic Sea, run experiments in the lab and meanwhile try to unravel the role of microbiota during pregnancy. Next to my work, I am a real sports addict – I teach traditional Vietnamese Kung Fu and functional fitness, love scuba diving and cycling. 


By training, I’m a Geologist who somehow turned into a marine Biogeochemist. I’m investigating how marine water-rock interactions affect global silica and CO2 cycles and how these reactions will transform under climate change. Next to these natural processes, I’m also looking into ocean alkalinity enhancement as a potential carbon dioxide removal technique to mitigate climate change.  


I’m a marine Biogeochemist who is interested in how climate change affects the biology and chemistry of our ocean and in assessing potential ocean solutions. My current postdoctoral research project focuses on the response of microbial communities and the nitrogen cycle to the upwelling of nutrient-rich waters along the coast of Peru.