Rudy the Rock

Hey, I’m Rudy… The Rock! I am willing to tell you about my first crazy contact with what is called “human” scientists (quite different to my usual rocky neighbors). The last million years, it was calm and silent since my eruption birth at Conical Seamount. We lived in a peaceful stony community at 1400m below […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

In a nutshell: OBS & OBMT

To investigate the subsurface of the seafloor, we deploy geophysical instruments, which can „look“ below the seafloor bottom through the sediment and rock layers. We have two different types of devices, which complement each other. OBS stands for Ocean Bottom Seismometer, and is used to detect earthquakes. OBMT stands for Ocean Bottom MagnetoTellurics, and it […]

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Vielfalt und Solidarität am Christopher Street Day

***English version below*** von Lilly Rosenkranz Am 8. Juli 2023 wird es in Kiel wieder eine bunte Parade anlässlich des Christopher Street Days (kurz: CSD) geben. Der Christoper Street Day ist ein Protesttag für mehr Sichtbarkeit und Akzeptanz von sexueller und geschlechtlicher Vielfalt, der von der queeren Community (Sammelbegriff: Menschen, die sich in ihrer geschlechtlichen/sexuellen […]

Building Bridges

How is one giant research vessel managed? Well, like any ship of this size, you will find the answer on what’s called the bridge. No worries, we are not trying to connect different ships between each other. That is just the main working station from which the ship is navigated. A little bit like the […]