Room: 8A-113
Telephone: +49 431 600-1424
E-Mail: akraetschell(at)


GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Wischhofstr. 1-3

D-24148 Kiel





Dr. Anna Krätschell

Research Division 4: Dynamics of the Ocean Floor
Research Unit: Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems
Marine Mineral Resources (MMR)

Education and Career

•    since April 2014    Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)
Data management and GIS administration for Marine Mineral Resources Workgroup

•    2013    Institute of Geosciences, Kiel University (Sedimentology, Coastal and Continental Shelf Research Group)
Data preparation, analysis and GIS-integration within the SGDBALTIC project

•    2012    Institute of Geosciences, Kiel University (Sedimentology, Coastal and Continental Shelf Research Group)
Data preparation in the frame of the joint research project AufMod (hydroacoustic and sedimentological data of the German Bight) for GIS-applications

•    2009 - 2012    Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)
Data management of the PREUSSAG Archive
Planning and compilation of GIS–projects (Atlantis II Deep/ West Nile Delta)  
•    2004 - 2007    DFG-PhD Scholarship within the Research Training Group „Archaeological Analysis“, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main

•    1997 - 2003    Geography at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin


  • 2012: AL396 (AufMod) Hydroacoustic measurements and sampling of sediment cores in the coastal foreland of Sylt, North Sea, FS Alkor.
  • 2011: 64PE349 Gulf of Sirte, sampling of sediment cores and bathymetric mapping, RV Pelagia.
  • 2004/ 2005/ 2006: Field work in N-Syria to investigate the Holocene landscape development near Bronze Age settlement mound Tell Chuera.
  • 2001/ 2002:    Field work in the frame of DFG-project “Reconstruction of Late Pleistocene and Holocene hydrography in the northern Badain Jaran Shamo NW-China”.


Number of items: 14.

Articles in a Scientific Journal - peer-reviewed


Bertram, C., Krätschell, A., O’Brien, K., Brückmann, W., Proelss, A. and Rehdanz, K. (2011) Metalliferous sediments in the Atlantis II Deep—Assessing the geological and economic resource potential and legal constraints. Resources Policy, 36 (4). pp. 315-329. DOI 10.1016/j.resourpol.2011.09.001.


Hannington, M. D., Petersen, S. and Krätschell, A. (2017) Subsea mining moves closer to shore. Nature Geoscience, 10 (3). pp. 158-159. DOI 10.1038/ngeo2897.


Petersen, S. , Krätschell, A., Augustin, N. , Jamieson, J., Hein, J. R. and Hannington, M. D. (2016) News from the seabed – Geological characteristics and resource potential of deep-sea mineral resources. Marine Policy, 70 . pp. 175-187. DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.03.012.

Articles in a Scientific Journal - without review


Petersen, S. , Hannington, M. D. and Krätschell, A. (2017) Technology developments in the exploration and evaluation of deep-sea mineral resources. Annales des Mines - Responsabilite et Environnement, 85 (1). pp. 14-18.

Book chapters


Hartmann, K., Wünnemann, B., Hölz, S. , Krätschell, A. and Zhang, H. (2011) Neotectonic constraints on the Gaxun Nur inland basin in north–central China, derived from remote sensing, geomorphology and geophysical analyses. In: Growth and Collapse of the Tibetan Plateau. ; 353 , ed. by Gloaguen, R. and Ratschbacher, L.. GSL Special Publications . Geological Society Publ. House, Bath, UK, pp. 221-233. ISBN 978-1-86239-326-4

Krätschell, A., Thiemeyer, H. and Wunderlich, J. (2008) Landschaftsentwicklung im Bereich des Tell Chuera - Geomorphologisch-sedimentologische Untersuchungen in Nord-Syrien. In: Das Graduiertenkolleg Archäologische Analytik der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft . . Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, pp. 77-86.


Petersen, S. and Krätschell, A. (2018) Mineralische Rohstoffe aus der Tiefsee - wirtschaftliche Chancen, technologische Herausforderungen und ökologische Risiken. In: U-Boote: Krieg und Forschung in der Tiefe - Ausstellungskatalog. , ed. by Siebeneicker, A. and Berg, P.. Klartext-Verlag, Essen, pp. 82-97. ISBN 978-3-8375-2068-2



Brueckmann, W., Kraetschell, A. and Augustin, N. (2017) Data Mining the Red Sea Atlantis II Deep. [Talk] In: Offshore Technology Conference 2017. , 01.-04.05.2017, Houston, Texas, USA . DOI 10.4043/27764-MS.

Petersen, S. , Hannington, M. D., Hölz, S. , Krätschell, A., Klischies, M. , Graber, S., Anderson, M. O., Jamieson, J., Grant, H. and Murton, B. J. (2019) Same, same, but different: recent advances in our understanding of modern seafloor hydrothermal systems. [Talk] In: 15. Biennal SGA Meeting 2019. , 27.-30.08.2019, Glasgow, UK .


Petersen, S. , Krätschell, A. and Hannington, M. D. (2016) The Current State of Global Activities Related to Deep-sea Mineral Exploration and Mining. Open Access [Talk] In: EAGE/DGG Workshop on Deep Mineral Exploration. , 18.03.2016, Münster, Germany . DOI 10.3997/2214-4609.201600033.

Conference posters

Krätschell, A., Petersen, S. and Hannington, M. D. (2015) Marine minerals database and information system at GEOMAR. [Poster] In: GeoBerlin 2015. , 04.-07.10.2015, Berlin, Germany .

Laurila, T. E., Hannington, M. D., Petersen, S. and Krätschell, A. (2010) The Atlantis II Deep - Geochemical insights to the metal precipitation in the Red Sea. [Poster] In: Society of Economic Geologists 2010 Conference. , 03.-05.10.2010, Keystone, Colorado, USA .

Theses - not published by a publisher


Krätschell, A. (2010) Untersuchungen zur holozänen Landschaftsentwicklung im Umfeld der bronzezeitlichen Siedlung Tell Chuera, Nord-Syrien. (PhD/ Doctoral thesis), Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, 220 pp.

Reports - Cruise Reports


Kampmeier, M., Krätschell, A. and Schwarzer, K. (2012) RV Alkor AL 396 Cruise Report AufMod-F North Sea (west of the island of Sylt). . Institute of Geosciences Sedimentology, Coastal- and Continental Shelf Research Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 34 pp. DOI 10.3289/CR_AL396.

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