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Dr. Yann Marcon


+49 421 218-65057


+49 421 218-65099



GEO 1200

Research interests

Deployment of MARUM sonar with ROV JASON


LAPM (mosaicking tool)

PAPARA(ZZ)I (image annotation tool)

NavCleaner (navigation processing)

NavCleaner (OFOS Edition) (processing of raw USBL datagrams)

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Linse, K, Römer, M, Little, CTS, Marcon, Y and Bohrmann, G (2022) Megabenthos habitats influenced by nearby hydrothermal activity on the Sandwich Plate, Southern Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 198. 105075. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2022.105075

Marcon, Y, Römer, M, Scherwath, M, Riedel, M, Dølven, KO and Heesemann, M (2022) Variability of marine methane bubble emissions on the Clayoquot Slope, offshore Vancouver Island, between 2017 and 2021. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10. doi:10.3389/feart.2022.864809

Boehringer, L, Ramalho, SP, Marcon, Y, Boetius, A, Cuvelier, D and Purser, A (2021) Recovery of Paleodictyon patterns after simulated mining activity on Pacific nodule fields. Marine Biodiversity, 51(6). doi:10.1007/s12526-021-01237-1

Hsu, CW, Marcon, Y, Römer, M, Pape, T, Klaucke, I, Loher, M, Wintersteller, P, MacDonald, IR, dos Santos Ferreira, C and Bohrmann, G (2021) Heterogeneous hydrocarbon seepage at Mictlan asphalt knoll of the southern Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 132. 105185. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2021.105185

Marcon, Y, Kelley, D, Thornton, B, Manalang, D and Bohrmann, G (2021) Variability of natural methane bubble release at Southern Hydrate Ridge. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. doi:10.1029/2021GC009894

Schoening, T, Purser, A, Langenkämper, D, Suck, I, Taylor, J, Cuvelier, D, Lins, L, Simon-Lledó, E, Marcon, Y, Jones, DOB, Nattkemper, T, Köser, K, Zurowietz, M, Greinert, J and Gomes-Pereira, J (2020) Megafauna community assessment of polymetallic-nodule fields with cameras: platform and methodology comparison. Biogeosciences, 17(12). 3115-3133. doi:10.5194/bg-17-3115-2020

de Jonge, DSW, Stratmann, T, Lins, L, Vanreusel, A, Purser, A, Marcon, Y, Rodrigues, CF, Ravara, A, Esquete, P, Cunha, MR, Simon-Lledó, E, van Breugel, P, Sweetman, AK, Soetaert, K and van Oevelen, D (2020) Abyssal food-web model indicates faunal carbon flow recovery and impaired microbial loop 26 years after a sediment disturbance experiment. Progress in Oceanography, 189. 102446. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102446

Drazen, JC, Leitner, AB, Morningstar, S, Marcon, Y, Greinert, J and Purser, A (2019) Observations of deep-sea fishes and mobile scavengers from the abyssal DISCOL experimental mining area. Biogeosciences, 16(16). 3133-3146. doi:10.5194/bg-16-3133-2019

Rubin-Blum, M, Antony, CP, Sayavedra, L, Martinez-Perez, C, Birgel, D, Peckmann, JL, Wu, YC, Cardenas, P, MacDonald, I, Marcon, Y, Sahling, H, Hentschel, U and Dubilier, N (2019) Fueled by methane: deep-sea sponges from asphalt seeps gain their nutrition from methane-oxidizing symbionts. The ISME Journal. doi:10.1038/s41396-019-0346-7 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Saavedra-Pellitero, M, Baumann, KH, Fuertes, MÁ, Schulz, H, Marcon, Y, Vollmar, NM, Flores, JA and Lamy, F (2019) Calcification and latitudinal distribution of extant coccolithophores across the Drake Passage during late austral summer 2016. Biogeosciences, 16(19). 3679-3702. doi:10.5194/bg-16-3679-2019

Wu, T, Sahling, H, Feseker, T, Rendle-Bühring, R, Wei, J, Wintersteller, P, Marcon, Y, Pape, T, Römer, M and Bohrmann, G (2019) Morphology and activity of the Helgoland Mud Volcano in the Sorokin Trough, northern Black Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 99. 227-236. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.10.017

Dumke, I, Nornes, SM, Purser, A, Marcon, Y, Ludvigsen, M, Ellefmo, SL, Johnsen, G and Søreide, F (2018) First hyperspectral imaging survey of the deep seafloor: High-resolution mapping of manganese nodules. Remote Sensing of Environment, 209. 19-30. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.024 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Dumke, I, Purser, A, Marcon, Y, Nornes, SM, Johnsen, G, Ludvigsen, M and Søreide, F (2018) Underwater hyperspectral imaging as an in situ taxonomic tool for deep-sea megafauna. Scientific Reports, 8(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-018-31261-4

Loher, M, Marcon, Y, Pape, T, Römer, M, Wintersteller, P, dos Santos Ferreira, C, Praeg, D, Torres, M, Sahling, H and Bohrmann, G (2018) Seafloor sealing, doming, and collapse associated with gas seeps and authigenic carbonate structures at Venere mud volcano, Central Mediterranean. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 137. 76-96. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2018.04.006 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Loher, M, Pape, T, Marcon, Y, Römer, M, Wintersteller, P, Praeg, D, Torres, M, Sahling, H and Bohrmann, G (2018) Mud extrusion and ring-fault gas seepage – upward branching fluid discharge at a deep-sea mud volcano. Scientific Reports, 8(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24689-1 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Marcon, Y, Sahling, H, MacDonald, I, Wintersteller, P, dos Santos Ferreira, C and Bohrmann, G (2018) Slow volcanoes: The intriguing similarities between marine asphalt and basalt lavas. Oceanography, 31(2). 194-205. doi:10.5670/oceanog.2018.202 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Purser, A, Marcon, Y, Dreutter, S, Hoge, U, Sablotny, B, Hehemann, L, Lemburg, J, Dorschel, B, Biebow, H and Boetius, A (2018) Ocean floor observation and bathymetry system (OFOBS): A new towed camera/sonar system for deep-sea habitat surveys. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. 1-13. doi:10.1109/JOE.2018.2794095

Ruff, SE, Felden, J, Gruber-Vodicka, HR, Marcon, Y, Knittel, K, Ramette, A and Boetius, A (2018) In situ development of a methanotrophic microbiome in deep-sea sediments. The ISME Journal. doi:10.1038/s41396-018-0263-1 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Stratmann, T, Voorsmit, I, Gebruk, A, Brown, A, Purser, A, Marcon, Y, Sweetman, AK, Jones, DOB and van Oevelen, D (2018) Recovery of Holothuroidea population density, community composition, and respiration activity after a deep-sea disturbance experiment. Limnology and Oceanography. doi:10.1002/lno.10929

Gollner, S, Kaiser, S, Menzel, L, Jones, DOB, Brown, A, Mestre, NC, van Oevelen, D, Menot, L, Colaço, A, Canals, M, Cuvelier, D, Durden, JM, Gebruk, A, Egho, GA, Haeckel, M, Marcon, Y, Mevenkamp, L, Morato, T, Pham, CK, Purser, A, Sanchez-Vidal, A, Vanreusel, A, Vink, A and Martínez Arbizu, P (2017) Resilience of benthic deep-sea fauna to mining activities. Marine Environmental Research, 129. 76-101. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.04.010

Marcon, Y and Purser, A (2017) PAPARA(ZZ)I : An open-source software interface for annotating photographs of the deep-sea. SoftwareX, 6. 69-80. doi:10.1016/j.softx.2017.02.002

Purser, A, Marcon, Y, Hoving, HJT, Vecchione, M, Piatkowski, U, Eason, D, Bluhm, H and Boetius, A (2016) Association of deep-sea incirrate octopods with manganese crusts and nodule fields in the Pacific Ocean. Current Biology, 26(24). R1268-R1269. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.052 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Sahling, H, Borowski, C, Escobar-Briones, E, Gaytán-Caballero, A, Hsu, CW, Loher, M, MacDonald, I, Marcon, Y, Pape, T, Römer, M, Rubin-Blum, M, Schubotz, F, Smrzka, D, Wegener, G and Bohrmann, G (2016) Massive asphalt deposits, oil seepage, and gas venting support abundant chemosynthetic communities at the Campeche Knolls, southern Gulf of Mexico. Biogeosciences, 13(15). 4491-4512. doi:10.5194/bg-13-4491-2016 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Sen, A, Ondréas, H, Gaillot, A, Marcon, Y, Augustin, JM and Olu, K (2016) The use of multibeam backscatter and bathymetry as a means of identifying faunal assemblages in a deep-sea cold seep. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 110. 33-49. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2016.01.005

Marcon, Y, Ondreas, H, Sahling, H, Bohrmann, G and Olu, K (2014) Fluid flow regimes and growth of a giant pockmark. Geology, 42(1). 63-66. doi:10.1130/G34801.1 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Marcon, Y, Sahling, H, Allais, AG, Bohrmann, G and Olu, K (2014) Distribution and temporal variation of mega-fauna at the Regab pockmark (Northern Congo Fan), based on a comparison of videomosaics and geographic information systems analyses. Marine Ecology, 35. 77-95. doi:10.1111/maec.12056 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Römer, M, Torres, M, Kasten, S, Kuhn, G, Graham, AGC, Mau, S, Little, CTS, Linse, K, Pape, T, Geprägs, P, Fischer, D, Wintersteller, P, Marcon, Y, Rethemeyer, J and Bohrmann, G (2014) First evidence of widespread active methane seepage in the Southern Ocean, off the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 403. 166-177. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.06.036 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Marcon, Y, Sahling, H and Bohrmann, G (2013) LAPM: a tool for underwater large-area photo-mosaicking. Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, 2(2). 189-198. doi:10.5194/gi-2-189-2013 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Marcon, Y, Sahling, H, Borowski, C, dos Santos Ferreira, C, Thal, J and Bohrmann, G (2013) Megafaunal distribution and assessment of total methane and sulfide consumption by mussel beds at Menez Gwen hydrothermal vent, based on geo-referenced photomosaics. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 75. 93-109. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2013.01.008 PANGAEA Supplementary Data


Marcon, Y, Kopiske, E, Leymann, T, Spiesecke, U, Vittori, V, von Wahl, T, Wintersteller, P, Waldmann, C and Bohrmann, G (2019) A rotary sonar for long-term acoustic monitoring of deep-sea gas emissions. OCEANS 2019 - Marseille. 1-8. doi:10.1109/OCEANSE.2019.8867218

Sahling, H, Ahrlich, F, Bohrmann, G, Borowski, C, Breitzke, M, Buchheister, S, Büttner, H, Ferreira, C, Gaytán-Caballero, A, Geprägs, P, Groeneveld, J, Hsu, CW, Jiménez Guadarrama, E, Klar, S, Klaucke, I, Klüber, S, Leymann, T, Loher, M, Mai, HA, Mau, S, MacDonald, IR, Marcon, Y, Meinecke, G, Melcher, AC, Morales Dominguez, E, Raeke, A, Rehage, R, Renken, J, Reuter, M, Rohleder, C, Römer, M, Rubin-Blum, M, Schade, T, Schubotz, F, Seiter, C, Smrzka, D, Spiesecke, U, Torres, M, Vittori, V, Von Neuhoff, S, von Wahl, T, Wegener, G, Wiebe, M, Wintersteller, P, Zarrouk, M and Zwicker, J (2017) R/V METEOR Cruise Report M114, Natural hydrocarbon seepage in the southern Gulf of Mexico, Kingston - Kingston, 12 February - 28 March 2015. Berichte, MARUM – Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften, Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, Universität Bremen, 315. 1-214. urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00105897-18

Bohrmann, G, Alvarez, R, Biller, T, Buchheister, S, Büttner, H, Canoni, O, Dehning, K, Ferreira, C, Geprägs, P, Heinken, S, Hüttich, D, Johansen, C, Klar, S, Klüber, S, Leymann, T, Mai, HA, Marcon, Y, Mary, F, Meinecke, G, Menapace, W, Nowald, N, Pape, T, Präg, D, Raeke, A, Rehage, R, Renken, J, Reuter, C, Rohleder, C, Römer, M, Sahling, H, Sans i Coll, C, Schade, T, Seiter, C, Spalek, P, Spiesecke, U, Tamborrino, L, Torres, M, von Wahl, T, Wiebe, M, Wintersteller, P and Zarrouk, M (2015) Report and preliminary results of R/V METEOR cruise M112, Dynamic of Mud Volcanoes and Seeps in the Calabrian Accretionary Prism, Ionian Sea, Catania (Italy) – Catania (Italy), November 6 – December 15, 2014. Berichte, MARUM – Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften, Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, Universität Bremen, 306. urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00104282-14

Marcon, Y, Kottmann, R, Ratmeyer, V and Boetius, A (2015) A participative tool for sharing, annotating and archiving submarine video data. Proceedings of the OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington Conference. 1-7.

Wefer, G, Strasser, M, Besuden, E, Büttner, H, Diekamp, V, Dinten, D, dos Santos Ferreira, C, Fink, HG, Franke, P, Fujiwara, T, Geprägs, P, Ikehara, K, Ishitsuka, K, Kanamatsu, T, Kawamura, K, Kimura, T, Kioka, A, Kitada, K, Klar, S, Kölling, M, Kopiske, E, Mai, HA, Marcon, Y, Meinecke, G, Meyer, P, Osada, Y, Podszun, L, Ratmeyer, V, Renken, J, Römer, M, Sato, T, Schmidt, W, Seiter, C, Wangenheim, L and Zarrouk, M (2014) Report and preliminary results of R/V SONNE Cruise SO219A, Tohoku-Oki Earthquake - Japan Trench, Yokohama - Yokohama, 08.03.2012 - 06.04.2012. Berichte, MARUM – Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften, Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, Universität Bremen, 301. urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00103574-16