from Ocean Voices Blog

When volcanoes slide into the sea…

A small mountain stands in the middle of the ocean, a hill, strictly speaking. It is called Anak Krakatau, which roughly means “Child of Krakatau”, because a much larger mountain once stood in its place. Just like its predecessor, the Anak Krakatau can spit fire because it’s a volcano. Whenever it erupts and the lava […]

from Diversity Blog

Die Bundesregierung verpflichtet sich mit dem Aktionsplan “Queer leben” zu Maßnahmen, um die Akzeptanz von LSBTIQ* zu stärken/With the action plan “Queer living”, the Federal Government commits itself to measures to strengthen the acceptance of LGBTIQ*.

***English version below*** Jeden Tag werden Menschen, die Teil der LSBTIQ* Community sind, mit Vorurteilen, Ausgrenzung und Diskriminierung konfrontiert. Eine gleichberechtigte Teilhabe am gesellschaftlichen Leben ist somit nicht möglich. Der Aktionsplan der Bundesregierung soll dieser Situation entgegenwirken und das Leben von LSBTIQ* Personen verbessern. Am 18. November wurde vom Bundeskabinett ein Aktionsplan zum Thema „Queer […]

from Cape Verde Blog

Bemvindo GEOMAR – five intense days in Cabo Verde

Team Cabo Verde meets Team GEOMAR in Mindelo. From 20 to 24 January 2023, a delegation from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel visited Cabo Verde to discuss further research cooperations with regional partners and to strengthen the role of the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM). This plattform for support and exchange was put […]

from Ocean Voices Blog

If you don’t try you can’t succeed

Youth nowadays is harder than most people would expect. To be fair not as hard as it was hundreds of years ago or even in the beginning of the 20th century. But exactly that is part of the problem. I mean who really knows what it’s like to grow up with all this rapid development […]

Numbers of the voyage – a little riddle (part 2)

Deutsche Version siehe unten Mirja Bardenhagen, Marine Resource Exploration – Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources in Hanover, Germany Hello, it’s Wilma again. And as promised with the answers. But first I would like to thank everyone who helped me to create the puzzle. Because of course I couldn’t be there for every photo […]

Dive No. 379

Deutsche Version siehe unten Marcel Rothenbeck, AUV Team – GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany We have been at sea for 40 days now. As expected, all we see around the ship is water as far as the eye can see, and every now and then a group of red-footed boobies is flying […]

The International Seabed Authority

Deutsche Version siehe unten Carsten Rühlemann, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources in Hannover, Germany I am working in the Marine Resource Exploration department at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, BGR), Germany’s geological survey in Hannover. In 2004, the federal government led by the Social Democratic […]