International Conference for Young Marine Researchers Save the date, Bremerhaven 13 – 16 September 2022 Even though travelling restrictions may still be in place I am excited to participate in this year’s ICYMARE again. More details about the variety of exciting sessions are to come!
Virtual Lab for the Ocean Decade 11th March 2022 from 2 – 4pm NZST This event is part of the First International Ocean Decade Conference, an international event that’s being run by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Co-creation of knowledge is important for meaningful change and science alone is not enough. … More Ecosystem-based management in Aotearoa New Zealand
Starting a new chapter in life is always challenging and exciting, this time it is particularly so because I am throwing myself into a new area of research: soft-sediment habitats in the estuarine intertidal zone. What are estuaries? They lie on the ecotone – the interface – between land and sea. As a coastal area … More Into the Intertidal
This year the Conference ICYMARE stepped up to a new level, a state-of-the-art that is not only good for connecting early career scientists from all over the world but also good for the planet! We met on the 26th & 27th of August 2020 in a virtual conference. Offering a range of very interesting online … More First virtual ICYMARE 2020
Have you ever done something that you thought was way too hard to manage? That made you ask yourself “Why am I actually doing this?!” I hadn’t, and I can say that for sure, because now I have. The training to become a certified European Scientific Diver (ESD) was one of the toughest and most … More European Scientific Diver
Between August and December 2018 I was allowed to dive into the life of a student at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Diving can be taken quite literal, as the adjacent Red Sea is worthy every second that you can spend in it!! The copious amounts of coral … More 130 days at KAUST in Saudi Arabia
Posponed to 2021!!! Corals are not only to be found in tropical reefs but also in the deep sea and in higher latitudes. They are the foundation for a variety of biological networks, ecosystems and not only beautiful to look at but really important to be conserved! In 2020 the 14th ICRS was planned in … More International Coral Reef Symposium 2021
The Ocean Plastics Lab is an extremely lavish and elaborate – and most amazingly free! – exhibition showcasing what science is doing to understand and combat the problem of plastics in the ocean. IT CONCERNS US ALL! This international travelling exhibition opened its doors daily to the Brussels public on the Esplanade Solidarność 1980, in … More Ocean Plastic Lab Exhibition