... Luisa Cristini
"For my first post-doctoral experience after graduating at the University of Bremen, I carried out research in ice sheet-climate modeling and future climate projections at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg (Germany) until beginning of 2011, when I moved to Honolulu (USA) to work at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
In this tropical paradise threatened in may ways by climate change, I shifted my research focus investigating climate change impacts on Hawaii’s coastal communities and economy (http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/sites/seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/files/publications/sm-climatechange-visitorindustry.pdf).
Now I conduct research on climate-related disasters and natural hazards in the Asia-Pacific region and on developing strategies to adapt to a changing climate and to enhance community preparedness and environmental resilience."
The famous Waikiki Beach, threatened by coastal erosion, is an extremely important asset for Hawaii's economy as it constitutes a major attraction for tourists from all around the world. Tourism is the largest industry in the State of Hawaii. However, as it relies on natural resources, it is very vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change, which include sea level rise, ocean acidification, sea surface and atmospheric temperature increase, change in rainfall pattern and variability.
Photo credit: Torben Stichel
... Philipp Assmy
"After having worked for almost four years as an associate scientist for GLOMAR I started a post-doctoral position at the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), Tromsø in January 2011 (http://www.npolar.no/en/people/philipp.assmy/index.html). This move above the arctic circle included both new cultural and climatic challenges and a shift in my research focus. While I was previously working in the Southern Ocean the next four years at NPI will be dedicated to research on sea ice and plankton communities in the Arctic Ocean and around Svalbard with special emphasis on phytoplankton and ice algae. My research is embedded within the new centre for Ice, Climate and Ecosystems (ICE) at NPI (http://ice.npolar.no/en/). Some impressions from my first cruise to the Arctic are depicted on the following three pictures."
Group picture of scientists, captain and crew during ICE-Cruise 2011 on RV Lance (Philipp: third row to the far right)
... Markus Eisele
"During my third year as a GLOMAR PhD student I had the opportunity to develop a Post-Doc project that would tie in with my PhD-work at MARUM Bremen. This project involved a sea going expedition on the German RV Poseidon (cruise POS 400) to the cold-water coral mounds in the Atlantic Ocean off Ireland thatwere already part of my PhD work. I am currently evaluating the sediment cores obtained on that cruise here at MARUM. The focus of the project is to investigate the relation of changes in sea water stratification and the vitality of the Irish cold-water coral ecosystems during the Holocene." more [21 July 2011]
... Uta Brathauer
Uta was the GLOMAR scientific coordinator from May 2007 until October 2010.
She is now working in Section 12 of the University of Bremen ("Research and Young Researchers") where she is responsible for information and advice on national funding, especially through the DFG, including research groups and coordinated programmes.