Prof. Dr. Jens Greinert
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
04. 95 – 11. 98 PhD studies in marine geology; Christian-Albrechts-Universität,
Kiel, Germany, and GEOMAR Research Centre, Kiel, Germany.
Degree: Dr. rer. nat. (PhD)
10. 88 – 02. 95 Geology and palaeontology; Technical University Carolo
Wilhelmina, Braunschweig, Germany. Degree: Diplom
01. 13 - Professor for ‘Deep Sea Monitoring’ at Christian-Albrecht
University, Kiel, Germany working at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre
for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany
01. 13 - Associated research scientist at the Royal Netherlands Institute
for Sea Research (NIOZ), Texel, Netherlands
01. 10 – 10. 12 Head of the Marine Geology Department at the Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Texel, Netherlands
11. 09 – 11. 13 Chair of the COST Action PERGAMON (ESF) ‘Permafrost and gas
hydrate related methane release in the Arctic and impact on
climate change: European cooperation for long-term monitoring:
05. 09 – 09. 14 Guest Professor at Ghent University at the Department of Geology
and Soil Sciences, Ghent, Belgium.
10. 08 – 12. 12 Senior Scientist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea
Research (NIOZ), Texel, Netherlands
10. 07 – 10. 08 Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship at RCMG, Ghent
University, Belgium: Working at RCMG, Ghent University, Belgium
(Prof. Dr. Marc De Batist).
10. 05 – 09. 07 Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship at RCMG, Ghent
University, Belgium: Working at GNS Sciences, Lower Hutt, New
Zealand (Dr. Ingo Pecher).
07. 02 – 09. 05 Research Scientist at Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences
IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel (Germany), Department of Marine
Environmental Geology (Prof. Dr. Erwin Suess)
12. 98 – 06. 02 Post-doctoral fellow at GEOMAR Research Centre, Kiel
(Germany), Department of Marine Environmental Geology (Prof.
Dr. Erwin Suess)
04. 95 – 11. 98 PhD student at GEOMAR Research Centre: Research on
authigenic cold vent precipitates (carbonate and barite) and gas
hydrates at the Aleutian and Cascadia Margins (Pacific Ocean)
(Prof. Dr. Erwin Suess)
since 2010 ‘Advanced Marine Surveying for Science and Industry’, Ghent
University, Belgium: Block course as part of an integrated course in
Marine and Lacustrine Sciences. The course deals with general and
specific issues of multibeam surveying, data processing and map
creation. Practical parts include the installation of a multibeam system
and data processing with different software packages. The theoretical
part explains acoustic wave propagation, multibeam systems and their
functioning as well as survey techniques and calibration. 40 hours of
teaching; 6 ECTS are awarded for the complete course.
since 2009 FOKUZ course ‘Exploring the Wadden Sea’. Within the framework of
FOKUZ (Fundamental Research on Seas and Coasts), the NIOZ
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Texel) offers a
multidisciplinary oceanography course for Master students. The course
has a comprehensive programme covering all main disciplines of
oceanography: physics – chemistry – biology – geology. The course is
takes two weeks and yields 3.75 to 4 ECTS depending on the
university the students come from.
22-26 Nov. 2010 ‘Fluid Flow Systems’: Guest lecturer at Tromsø University, one-week
block course with lectures on fluid flow and methane release at cold
seeps with a special focus on Arctic seep systems (invited by Prof. Dr.
Jürgen Mienert); ‘GEO-3145/8145 Workshop in Arctic Marine Geology
and Geophysics’, 5 ECTS for the complete course. Repeat courses
2010 – 2011 Supervising internship student Peter Urban (Rostock University,
Germany) for processing of hydroacoustic water column multibeam
data and processing software development.
2010 – 2013 Supervising ERASMUS PhD student Mario Enrique Veloso Anarcon
(RCMG at Ghent University, Belgium). Working Title of thesis:
‘Hydroacoustic investigations in the water column and at the seafloor
around methane seeps in the Arctic’.
2010 – 2012 Co-supervising PhD student Catarina Leote (Royal NIOZ, The
Netherlands). Thesis title: ‘Phosphate remobilization in the Dutch
2004 – 2010 Co-supervising PhD student Lieven Naudts (RCMG at Ghent
University, Belgium). Thesis: 'Geophysical and visual mapping of
methane-related and gas hydrate associated seeps in marine and
2005 – 2009 Supervising PhD student Jens Schneider von Deimling (Kiel
University, Germany). Thesis: 'Hydroacoustic detection and
quantification of free gas fluxes at seep sites'.
2003 – 2006 Co-supervising PhD student Oliver Schmale (Kiel University,
Germany). Thesis: 'Submarine methane seepage in the Paleo Dnepr
area and Sorokin Trough and its influence on the Black Sea methane
2004 Supervising geology masters student Jasmin Floss (University of
Cologne, Germany) for a 4-months practical. Task: 'Multibeam
mapping and 3D visualisation'.
2001 – 2002 Co-supervising geology Master’s student Thomas Nadler (Kiel
University, Germany). Diploma thesis' Active seepage in the Yaquina
Basin, Peruvian continental margin: Seafloor mapping and
geochemical/isotopic studies on seep carbonates'.
Member of PhD Committees
01. June 2009 Davy Depreiter, Topic: ‘Sources, modes and effects of seabed fluid
flow’. Faculty of Science, Department of Geology and Soil Science,
University of Ghent, Belgium
10. July 2009 Peter Staelens, Topic: ‘Defining and modeling the limits of
high-resolution underwater acoustic imaging’. Faculty of Science,
Department of Geology and Soil Science, University of Ghent,
26. April 2010 Lieven Naudts, Topic: ‘Manifestations and geological characterisation
of bubble-releasing methane seeps in the Black Sea, in the SW
Pacific Ocean and in Lake Baikal’. Faculty of Science, Department of
Geology and Soil Science, University of Ghent, Belgium
Since 1996 participation in 33 marine research expeditions (including ship, submersible, ROV, mapping and drilling cruises) in the Pacific, Atlantic,Black Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea and Arctic Ocean.
Participation in Scientific Cruises