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1st Graduate Symposium 'Career Paths in Marine and Climate Sciences' 2014

Date and Time

23 May 2014
09.00 - 17.00 h


The graduate symposium aimed at introducing different job perspectives in marine and climate sciences in their widest sense. These included jobs in industry, administration, consulting and journalism (see programme).

Target group

The symposium addressed PhD students and early career postdocs. Master students and other interested people were welcome to attend.

Organisers / Contact

The Graduate Symposium was organised by the coordinators and by PhD students of the following graduate schools / programmes:
Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR)Dr. Christina Klose - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Antje Buß - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Nadine Goldenstein - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 51 'Roseobacter'Dr. Ferdinand Esser - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Graduate School 'Science and Technology', University of OldenburgDr. Klaudia Hettwer - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research (POLMAR)Dr. Claudia Sprengel - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Katharina Klein - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Antje Stahl - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology (MarMic)Dr. Christiane Glöckner - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Anita Tingberg - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Leibniz Graduate School Sustainable Use of Tropical Aquatic Systems (SUTAS)Corinna Harms - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Elke Kasper - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]


Haus der Wissenschaft
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen

tram 4, 5, 6, 8 and bus 24 or 25 from central station; get off at "Schuesselkorb" station

If you need to travel by car, you can use the car park Violenstrasse


The programme included 15-20 min lectures by invited professionals followed by 10 min for questions and discussion. Speakers were asked to speak about their job and about the career steps they took to get this position.
Further time for discussion with the professionals was given during the coffee and lunch breaks.

In addition, there were "round-table" discussions for groups with a limited number of 10 participants with 1-2 professionals for indepth discussions on specific topics.

The full programme was held in English.

Fee / Sponsorship

Most of the costs of the graduate symposium were covered by the graduate schools and PhD programmes and through sponsorship.

A fee of 5 EUR had to be paid upon arrival at the symposium. The fee covered some of the expenses for lunch and coffee breaks.

The symposium was kindly co-sponsored by

Nordwest-Verbund Meeresforschung