Meike Klischies

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


Room: 8A-110
Phone: +49 431 600-1430
E-Mail: mklischies(at)


GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Building 8, East Shore
Wischhofstr. 1-3
24148 Kiel


Mapping the Ocean Floor

Education and Career

  • since April 2015: Doctoral researcher at GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • Okt 2011 - März 2015: Master in Geosciences at Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (Master thesis project: "The Menez Gwen Volcano at 37°50'N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and its Associated Hydrothermal Systems: A Structural, Geochemical and Mineralogical Analysis")
  • Okt 2008 - Nov 2011: Bachelor in Geosciences at Georg-August-University Göttingen (Bachelor thesis project: "Detailed mapping and analysis of micro textures of sedimentary dykes in lower Cambrian sandstones, Vik ('Prästens Badkar'), Skåne")


Research Interests

  • Geological mapping of the seafloor
  • Multi-beam mapping, processing and analysis of bathymetry data
  • Magmatism and tectonics of slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges
  • Structural controls of hydrothermal systems
  • Formation and geochemistry of massive sulfide deposits at the seafloor


Committee work and Teaching

  • Jan 2016 - June 2018: ISOS PhD representative within the Future Ocean Excellence Cluster
  • Jan 2017 - Jan 2018: Helmholtz Junior, member of the Events group, leading organizer of the Helmholtz-wide conference for doctoral researchers NextGen@Helmholtz 2017
  • Dec 2015 - Dec 2017: elected member of Geomar's DokTeam
  • Member of the geoscience student council (Uni Göttingen, Uni Kiel, 2008-2014)

  • Supervision of several internships (high school level) and project work (Master level)
  • Project work during a Summer School for high school kids (Geomar, FE Magmatische und Hydrothermale Systeme, 2016)
  • Teaching assistant in 'Maps and Profiles' and 'Geochemistry' (Uni Göttingen, 2009-2011)



  • "INDEX2018_2" Exploration for metal sulphides and modelling of resource potential in the central Indian Ocean (2018), RV Pelagia with ROV ROPOS
  • SO259 "INDEX 2017" Exploration for metal sulphides and modelling of resource potential in the central Indian Ocean (2017), RV Sonne
  • MSM59/2 "INDEX 2016-2" Exploration for metal sulphides in the central Indian Ocean using AUV Abyss (2016), RV Maria S. Merian
  • M127 Metal fluxes and resource potential at the slow-spreading TAG mid-ocean ridge segment 26°N, MAR (2016), RV Meteor
  • POS494 HierroSeis2, El Hierro, Canary Islands (2016), RV Poseidon
  • KM15-20 Mapping of the Kingman Reef-Palmyra Atoll (2015), RV Kilo Moana
  • SO237 Vema-TRANSIT (2014/15), RV Sonne



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