Anna Trampe 2009-03-23
Report of GLOMAR PhD student Anna Trampe about her participation in the "69. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Geophysikalischen Gesellschaft", Kiel, Germany, 23-26 March 2009
This conference covered a wide range of geophysical and geological disciplines. More than 500 national and international scientists presented their work in 400 talks and posters. The financial support of GLOMAR allowed me to participate in this meeting.
The five main topics of this year's conference were: Marine Geophysics, Geophysics for Archeology and Soil Science, Continental margins and CO2-storage. The fifth topic was The Regional Focus: Scandinavia and the Rim of Baltica. All topics focused on geophysical methods. For me, the most interesting topics were Marine Geophysics, with the related session Seismics, and the topic with the regional focus on Scandinavia and the Rim of Baltica with the related session ‘Glaciology’. The main topics as well as the mentioned sessions fit very well to my PhD project (High resolution seismic investigation of the south western Baltic Sea: Reconstruction of the quaternary depositional history). The conference offered the possibility to broaden my knowledge about a lot of important aspects of my PhD thesis, like the methods (seismics) and it’s processing, about the regional geology of my study area, as well as about glaciology. My further processing of the seismic data will benefit from the talks and poster about marine seismic and special processing techniques. Especially the poster of Prof. Dr. B. Buttkus (formally at Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover) about a new method of multiple suppression was very useful for the advanced processing of my data and also the talk of Prof. Dr. Oz Yilmaz (GeoTomo LLC, Houston, TX, USA, and Anatolian Geophysical, Istanbul, Turkey) about seismic processing. The sessions ‘Glaciology’ and ‘Scandinavia and the Rim of Baltica’ offered a lot of talks and poster which were very helpful for the interpretation of my seismic data which were collected in the glacially altered working areas in the Baltic Sea.
I gave my talk ‘Reconstruction of the Quaternary depositional history of Hanø Bay / Bornholm Basin: Results of a high resolution seismic IODP Pre-Site Survey’ in the session ‘Scandinavia and the Rim of Baltica’ at the first day of the conference. The discussions with other scientists who are also working in the area of the Baltic Sea with geophysical methods were very fruitful. The participation in this conference was a very interesting and useful experience for me. Thanks to GLOMAR for funding!