1995 – 1998
PhD studies in marine geology; Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany, and GEOMAR Research Centre, Kiel, Germany. Degree: Dr. rer. nat. (PhD)
1988 – 1995
Geology and palaeontology; Technical University Carolo Wilhelmina, Braunschweig, Germany. Degree: Diplom
2013 - today
Professor for ‘Deep Sea Monitoring’ at Christian-Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany working at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany
2014 – 2017
Visiting Professor at Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrates, Environment and Climate –CAGE, Tromsoe University, Norway
2013 - 2014
Associated research scientist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Texel, Netherlands
2010 – 2012
Head of the Marine Geology Department at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
2009 – 2017
Guest Professor at Ghent University at the Department of Geology and Soil Sciences, Ghent, Belgium. Texel, Netherlands
2009 – 2013
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’.
2008 – 2012
Senior Scientist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Texel, Netherlands
2007 – 2008
Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship at RCMG, Ghent University, Belgium: Working at RCMG, Ghent University, Belgium
2005 – 2007
Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship at GNS Sciences, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
2002 – 2005
Research Scientist at Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel (Germany), Department of Marine Environmental Geology
1998 – 2002
Post-doctoral fellow at GEOMAR Research Centre, Kiel (Germany), Department of Marine Environmental Geology
1995 – 1998
PhD student at GEOMAR Research Centre, Kiel (Germany), Department of Marine Environmental Geology
2019 - today
Introduction to Marine Geology: CAU Kiel, Germany.
2018 - today
Practical Course, …CAU Kiel, Germany
2014 - today
Processing of geophysical data, multibeam: CAU Kiel, Germany. Practical course with introduction to various software packages for multibeam data processing. 3 ECTS (NGP-02f-Bathymetry). Masters in Marine Sciences, Masters in Geophysics.
2010 - 2017
‘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.
2009 - 2012
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.
Since 1996 participation in more than 40 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