The four GLOMAR associate scientists organize monthly research seminars for the students within each of the GLOMAR research themes. Participation in these meetings is a mandatory component of the GLOMAR curriculum for PhD students.
The seminars offer an exceptional opportunity to exchange research experiences, discuss with PhD students with different backgrounds and train professional skills. Moreover, PhD students are very welcome to contribute their own ideas to the seminars.
Examples of topics addressed during past seminars:
- Introduction of new GLOMAR PhD students
- Reports form PhD students about their participation in conferences
- Evaluation/discussion of recent GLOMAR and external courses
- Rehearsals for presentations at conferences and PhD defences
- How to state a scientific hypothesis
- How to answer questions following my presentation
- The non-linear presentation: An introduction to PREZI
- How to establish and chair a conference session
- Definition of hypothesis, theory, scientific methodology, and scientific objectives
- Heinrich Events
- Ice and ocean, and the effects of climate change in these two compartments of the Earth System
- Funding opportunities for PhD students
- How to give good talks
- Global phytoplankton decline
- Should science be slowed down?
- What makes a good title / abstract for a presentation?
- The regulatory process regarding ocean fertilization
- Career planning for the time after GLOMAR
In regular intervals, the monthly seminars of each research area are combined for a Joint Seminar. The joint seminar is an interdisciplinary event bringing together the PhD students of all research areas.
Examples of topics addressed during past joint seminars:
- Marine Sediment Cores - Secrets of Sedimentary Archives (08.01.2013)
- Introduction to and visit of the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) in Bremen (20.06.2012)
- Introduction to the Research Centre for European Environmental Law (23.08.2011)
- Group work on personal annual work plans
- Introduction of the GLOMAR ombudswoman Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall
- The BONUS Science Plan
- The legal perspective of marine sciences