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 […]

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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 […]

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Science is great again

This year a small group of passionate Doctorate Researchers (DRs) had a big role to fulfill, you may call us the DokTeam. After a long time living with Corona, a long time only knowing people from zoom meetings, a long time being at home alone, we had to make the PhD Great Again! We started […]

Pioneering nodule mining: Some words on GSR and on what we are doing

Deutsche Version siehe unten Francois Charlet, Global Sea Mineral Resources, Belgium The transition to clean energy technology, the growing population and urbanization are requiring specific metals such as nickel, cobalt, manganese, and copper. Polymetallic nodules contain these metals in a significant quantity. Intuitively, going to the deep seafloor for these metals could make a lot […]

Restoring the deep sea after mining – would it work?

Deutsche Version siehe unten Sabine Gollner, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research on Texel Many of earth’s ecosystems have undergone significant degradation in the past decades and protecting nature is the most effective tool to prevent further loss of biodiversity. On land and in shallow seas there is a growing recognization that we won’t be […]

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A take-over by Iranian colleagues./Ein Beitrag iranischer Kolleg:innen. ***German version below*** Tomorrow is Human Rights Day – an occasion to remind ourselves of the situation in Iran and that human rights are indeed fundamental rights but cannot be taken for granted.We have all heard about the protests in Iran by now. This revolution is not […]

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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 […]

Colors in the deep – an ode to deep-sea sea cucumbers

Deutsche Version siehe unten Lilian Boehringer, Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany The deep sea is generally considered that part of the ocean where little to no light penetrates the water column, approximately below 200 m depth. The average water temperature in the deep sea is about 4°C and continuously […]

Numbers of the journey – a little riddle (part 1)

Deutsche Version siehe unten Mirja Bardenhagen, Marine Resource Exploration – Federal Institute of Geoscience and Natural Resources in Hannover, Germany Hello, my name is Wilma Caffeine and I am accompanying Mirja Bardenhagen on this expedition as a lab rat. As a good rat should, I’m scurrying around in all the nooks and crannies. Thereby I […]