March 2, 2017 

Event: Information day on academic career paths in Germany.

Details on the program you find here.

Place: Muhrmann Lecture Hall, CAU in Kiel starts at 9:00 h.

February  01, 2017:

Defense of the PhD Thesis

Stéphanie Céline Michl: ""Adaptive potential of aquaculture species for various feeding strategies"

Supervisor: Prof. Carsten Schulz (CAU),  Co-supervisor: Prof. Jeff Hutchings (Dalhousie University, Canada)


December 15, 2016:

Defense of the PhD Thesis

Annika Drews: "Correcting the path of the North Atlantic Current in a coupled model and its impact on the simulation of the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability"

Supervisor: Prof. Richard Greatbach (GEOMAR),  Co-supervisor: Prof. Jinyu Sheng (Dalhousie University, Canada)


November 30, 2016:

Defense of the PhD Thesis

Sascha Filippova: "Late Quaternary water mass circulation in the Labrador Sea"

Supervisor: Prof. Martin Frank (GEOMAR),  Prof. Markus Kienast (Dalhousie University, Canada)


October 20, 2016:

Defense of the PhD Thesis

Swaantje Bennecke: Deep-water corals: Studies of distribution, abundance and growth in a conservation area

Supervisor: Prof. Christian Cullo (GEOMAR),  Dr. Ana Metaxas (Dalhousie University, Canada)


September 25, to October 7, 2016:

HOSST-TOSST Summer School in Halifax, Canada





September 20, 2016:

Helmholtz Doktorandenpreis goes to Dr. Corinna Breusing.


Corinna received the HGF-Doktorandenpreis for  the best PhD-Thesis within the Forschungsbereich "Erde und Umwelt" in 2016.

She will be awarded the prize during the Helmholtz- Jahresversammlung on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Berlin.

More information:


July 04, 2016:

Defense of the PhD Thesis

Judith Elger: Studies of submarine slope failures in the North Atlantic: Causes, timing and consequences

Supervisor: Prof. Sebastian Krastel (CAU), Prof. Christian Berndt (CAU), Dr. David Piper (Dalhousie University, Canada)


June 01-03, 2016

1st Joint HOSST & ArcTrain Retreat

Peterhof bei Itzehoe


April 04, 2016:

Defense of the PhD Thesis:

Corinna Breusing: Population genetics and contemporaneous connectivity in deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussels of the genus Bathymodiolus 

Supervisor: Prof. Torsten Reusch (GEOMAR), Dr. Anna Metaxas (Dalhousie University, Canada)


March 11, 2016:

TOSST PhD Student Kristina Boerder involved in Science Publication:

Ending hide and seek at sea

<cite>Science </cite> 11 Mar 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6278, pp. 1148-1150
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad5686 


March 04, 2016:

Defense of the PhD Thesis:

Arne Johanson: Model-Driven Software Engineering for Computational Science Applied to a Marine Ecosystem Model 

Supervisor: Prof. Wilhelm Hasselbring (CAU), Prof. Andreas Oschlies (GEOMAR), Prof. Boris Worm (Dalhousie University, Canada)


January 26, 2016:

Corinna Breusing submitted her PhD Thesis - Congratulations!


January 1, 2016:

Six new HOSST PhD-Candidates take up their studies.


December, 2015:

Arne Johanson submitted his PhD Thesis - Congratulations!


December 1, 2015:

Four new HOSST PhD-Candidates take up their studies.


November 1, 2015:

Two newly selected HOSST PhD-Candidates start their fellowship.


October 1/2, 2015:

Selection Symposium  in Kiel


September 4, 2015:

Invitation letters have been sent out to successful applicants. The Selection Symposium will take place in Kiel, on October 1st-2nd, 2015.


July 15, 2015:

The call  is closed. Applicants will be informed after  September 7, 2015.



June 5, 2015:

The call for 11 PhD fellows is open from June 5 to July 15, 2015. 

Register for more information....


April 15, 2015:

The call for PhD fellows in the partner programm TOSST is open.

See for more information….



Helmholtz Research School for Ocean System Science and Technology (HOSST)
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel  (GEOMAR)
Wischhofstr. 1-3
D-24148 Kiel

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Christian Dullo
email: cdullo(at) 

Dr. Christel van den Bogaard
Tel.: (49) 431-600-2647
Tel.: (49) 431-600-2960
email: hosst(at)