Staff

Prof. Dr. Jens Greinert

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Forschungsbereich 2: Marine Biogeochemie
FE Marine Geosysteme
Head of the Research Unit "Deep Sea Monitoring"

Office:
Room: 8A-103
Phone: +49 431 600-2590
Fax: +49 431 600-2928
E-Mail: jgreinert(at)geomar.de

Address:
East shore campus
Wischhofstraße 1-3
D-24148 Kiel
Germany

Education

Studies
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

Professional Appointments

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:
                              PERGAMON’.
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)

Teaching

Official Teaching
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
                        envisaged.

Student Supervision
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
                        Wadden Sea’.
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
                        lacustrine environments'.
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
                        budget'.
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,
                         Belgium
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

Research Cruises

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

Publications

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