Giving Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics a new spin

oder: Man muss einfach vielmehr spielen! After teaching atmosphere and ocean dynamics (AOD) for a couple of years I wanted to introduce something new to this course, which is part of the BSc program Physik des Erdsystems (Physics of the Earth system) at Kiel University. The course is kind of a tutorial accompanying the lecture. […]

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What is a CTD?

The first day on a ship is always very exciting. So many new things to see, explore and learn. One of the main instruments that we will be using on the expedition is the CTD. CTD stands for Conductivity, Temperature and Depth and refers to some of the sensors that the CTD-Rosette System carries. At […]

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Safety first …

Shortly after leaving port we have to get acquainted with the safety procedures on board of METEOR. We gather in the seminar room and … listen to the officer’s presentation about safety, fire, man-over-board, alarms and many more topics. So much to remember on the first day. But luckily we can browse the same information […]

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Departure from Recife

On Tuesday, October 29 2019 at 10:00 the pilot boards METEOR to guide us outside the port. The sun is already shining very strong and we are excited to finally reach the Atlantic Ocean. The views from the observations deck on METEOR is excellent and a perfect place to watch all the port operations. The […]

Hello world!

(für die deutsche Version bitte nach unten scrollen) Welcome to this blog, where we will be writing about teaching and learning of ocean, atmosphere and climate sciences in Kiel. We are, for now, Dr. Torge Martin and Dr. Mirjam Glessmer, but we are hoping to inspire other people to join us! This blog begins as […]

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Boarding METEOR

On Monday, October 28, we finally were able to board RV METEOR. She will be our home for the next good three weeks. From the oceanographic seminar at the university we were transported by bus to the port of Recife. From the bus we walk over the gangway on to the ship and are greeted […]

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Seminar in Recife prior to boarding METEOR

On Monday, October 28, the scientific crew of M159 and M158 met with our oceanography colleagues from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in Recife for a half day long seminar. The topics covered the first results from the M158 expedition, recent papers by some of the participants and student presentation from UFPE colleagues. Our […]

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Kiel im Ausnahmezustand

Foto: Jan Steffen/GEOMAR

An den vergangenen zwei Tagen wurden in Kiel die alljährlichen Feierlichkeiten zum Tag der deutschen Einheit ausgerichtet. Quasi die Kieler Woche in etwas kleiner, dachten alle. Doch da wurden alle eines Besseren belehrt. Eine Bundesländermeile, drei Bühnen und unzählige Aussteller reihten sich durch die Kieler Innenstadt und bereiteten sich auf viele Menschen vor. Der Aufbau […]

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Sharing the caring: marine ecologist Karolin Teeveer

What is the nature of your work? Lab technician – mainly the job involves benthic and pelagic sample analysis. The job is rather stationary and due to the nature of the analysis also rather restrictive in consideration of the working environment and workplace since speciality equipment is necessary. A career as a researcher. I have […]

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Der Tag der deutschen Einheit kommt zur Meereswissenschaft nach Kiel

Foto: Jan Steffen/GEOMAR

Und schon steht dem GEOMAR das nächste große Ereignis bevor. Am 2. und 3. Oktober finden die alljährlichen Feierlichkeiten zum Tag der deutschen Einheit in diesem Jahr in Kiel statt. In den vergangenen Jahren waren Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler für euch deutschlandweit unterwegs, um die Meeresforschung aus Schleswig-Holstein zum Tag der Einheitsfeier in andere Bundesländer zu […]