Staff

Dr. Peter Linke

FB2 Marine Biogeochemie
FE Marine Geosysteme

Office:
Phone: 0431-600 2115
Fax: 0431-600 2911
E-Mail: plinke@geomar.de

Address:
Wischhofstr. 1-3
D-24148 Kiel

Education and professional experience

2015 - today Scientific head of the Technology & Logistics Centre of GEOMAR, Kiel

1993 - 2014 Senior Scientist, GEOMAR, Kiel

1989 Ph.D., Kiel University, Thesis: Linke, P. (1989): Lebendbeobachtungen und Untersuchungen des Energiestoffwechsels benthischer Foraminiferen im Europäischen Nordmeer. 

Berichte aus dem Sonderforschungsbereich 313, Nr. 18, 123pp.

1989 -1 993 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Sonderforschungsbereich 313 http://www.uni-kiel.de/

1986 Diplom Thesis in Biology, Kiel University

1986-1986 Predoctoral Research Assistant; Sonderforschungsbereich 313, Kiel University

Membership

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Academic distinctions

2001 mit O. Pfannkuche: K.E.R.N. Preis für Maritime Technologie.

2001 mit E. Suess, G. Bohrmann, J. Greinert, D. Rickert: Philip Morris Forschungspreis. Artikel (pdf), Pressemitteilung (pdf).

Scientific Interests

My present work focuses on biogeochemical investigations related to fluid and gaseous fluxes at cold seeps and gas hydrate bearing sediments on continental margins. As a biologist my interest lies in the interactions between geochemistry and chemosynthetic communities in these special environments.

I am involved in several interdisciplinary national and international projects as a principal investigator and like to work in close cooperation with engineers and technicians to design, construct and use complex video-guided instruments. These instruments are designed to perform in situ measurements at cold seeps and hydrothermal vents to understand the control parameters (i.e. tides, microseismicity, bioirrigation) and the importance of these fluid flow phenomena on a wider scale.

 

Projects

2013-2016 with Jens Greinert in MIDAS (EU)

2011-2015 with Matthias Haeckel in ECO2 WP2+WP3 (EU)

2013-2014 Cluster project in Future Ocean CP1331 (DFG)

2012Eurofleets (EU)

2011-2014 CH4-Blowout (ExxonMobil)

2011-2012 CH4-Blowout Review (DECC; UK)

2010-2013 HISEM (BMWi)

2010 Investment project MOLAB (BMBF)

2010-2014 Jeddah Transect TP1 (GTZ)

2009 – 2011Cluster project in Future Ocean CP0915 (DFG)

2008-2012 with T. Treude leading of subproject B3 in the SFB 574: Volatiles and Fluids in Subduction Zones: Climate Feedback and Trigger Mechanisms for Natural Disasters (DFG)

2007-2010: SGNS- Fluid and gas seepage in the Southern German North Sea

2005-2007:SEA_Test - Underwater technology on sea test rig and long-term observatory. 

2005-2007: Coordination of COMET, Controls on methane fluxes and their climatic relvance in marine gas hydrate-bearing environments (BMBF/DFG Sonderprogramm GEOTECHNOLOGIEN) (http://www.ifm-geomar.de/index.php?id=1252)

2004-2008 with G. Rehder leading of subproject B3 in the SFB 574: Volatiles and Fluids in Subduction Zones: Climate Feedback and Trigger Mechanisms for Natural Disasters (DFG)

2003-2004: ESONET, European Sea Floor Observatory Network. (EU, Fifth Framework Programme) (www.oceanlab.abdn.ac.uk/research/esonet.shtml)

2003-2006: CRIMEA, Contribution of high-intensity gas seeps in the Black Sea to methane emission to the atmosphere. (EU, Fifth Framework Programme

2002-2003: SO165 - OTEGA-I (BMBF) (http://www.gashydrate.de/projekte/omega/otega/index.html)

2001-2004 with W. Brueckmann leading of subproject B2 in the SFB 574: Volatiles and Fluids in Subduction Zones: Climate Feedback and Trigger Mechanisms for Natural Disasters (DFG)

2001-2004 Coordination of LOTUS (www.gashydrate.de): Long-term observatory for the study of control mechanisms for the formation and destabilisation of gas hydrates (BMBF)

2000-2002 with E. Suess: SO148 TECFLUX-II: The methane hydrates of the Cascadia Subuction zone and their long-term impact on the deep-sea ecosystem (BMBF)

1999-2001 with E. Suess: SO 143- TECFLUX-I Methane hydrates of the Cascadia subduction zone and their long- term impact on the deep-sea ecosystem (BMBF)

1998-2000 with E. Suess: TIEFBAK: Distribution pattern, geochemical and biological characterization of hydrothermal and cold seep communities (BMBF)

1998-2000 with E. Suess: SO 139- GINCO 3: Fluid release and biogeochemical turnover (BMBF)

1998-1999 with E. Suess: MAKRAN: Fluid expulsion and biogeochemical turnover at the Makran accretionary prism/Pakistan (BMBF)

1998-2000 with E. Suess: Continuous monitoring of fluid flow at seep sites Ð subproject within SUB-G.A.T.E. (http://www.geomar.de/projekte/Sub-GATE/index.html): Submarine Groundwater-fluxes And Transport-processes from methane rich coastal sedimentary Environments (EC)

1996-1999 with O. Pfannkuche: Advanced benthic chambers Ð subproject within ALIPOR - Autonomous Lander Instrument Packages for Oceanographic Research (EC) 1996-1999 with G. Graf: Monitoring fluid fluxes and lateral export in the BBL Ð subproject within: Hydrothermal fluxes and biological production in the Aegean (EC)

1996-1997 with E. Suess: TOKAI: Fluid seepage and microseismicity in the Nankai subduction zone (BMBF)

1996-1997 with E. Suess: HYDROTRACE: Rift and subduction induced tracer at the Juan de Fuca Plate (BMBF)

Research cruises

Cruise

Vessel

Year 

Working area 

Research area 

POS469

Poseidon

2014

Mediterranean Sea   

Chief Scientist
Fluid and gas flow

AL412

Alkor

2013

North Sea

Chief Scientist
Fluid and gas flow

P438

Poseidon

2012

Stjernsund

MoLab, Cold water corals

CE12010

Celtic Explorer

2012

North Sea

Chief Scientist

P434

Poseidon

2012

Stjernsund

MoLab, Cold water corals

PE350

Pelagia

2012

Red Sea

Fluid and gas flow

 

Pathfinder

2011

North Sea

Observer

AL374

Alkor

2011

North Sea

Chief Scientist

 P408/2

Poseidon 

2011 

Jeddah Transect, Red Sea

Hydrocarbon seepage, transport processes

 SO210

Sonne 

2010 

Chilean Margin

Chief Scientist, Cold Seep Discharge Rates

 CE0913

Celtic Explorer 

2009 

North Sea 

Chief Scientist, Cold Seep Discharge Rates

 AL328

Alkor 

2008 

North Sea 

Chief Scientist, Cold Seep Discharge Rates

SO191/2+3

Sonne 

2007 

Hikurangi Margin

Chief Scientist, Cold Seep Discharge Rates

 AL290

Alkor 

2006 

North Sea

Cold Seep Discharge Rates

 MSM01/3

MS Merian 

2006 

Gulf of Cadiz 

Cold Seep Discharge Rates

 M66/2

Meteor 

2005 

Costa Rica 

Cold Seep Discharge Rates

 CRIMEA

Prof. Vodyanitskiy 

2004 

Black  Sea

Cold Seep Discharge Rates

 M61/1

Meteor 

2004

Porcupine Seabight 

Cold  Water Corals

 SO174/1

Sonne 

2003 

Gulf of Mexico 

Cold Seep Discharge Rates

 SO173/4

Sonne 

2003 

Costa Rica 

Cold Seep Discharge Rates

 SO165/1

Sonne

2002

Cascadia  Margin, Oregon

Cold Seep Discharge Rates

 M54/3

Meteor 

2002 

Nicaragua/Costa Rica 

Cold Seep Discharge Rates 

 AL192

Alkor

2001 

Skagerrak 

Cold Seep Discharge Rates

 SO148/1

Sonne 

2000 

Cascadia Margin, Oregon 

Chief Scientist, ROPOS 

 SO143/1a

Sonne

1999 

Cascadia Margin, Oregon 

Chief Scientist 

 SO143/2

Sonne 

1999

Cascadia Margin, Oregon

Cold Seep Discharge Rates

 SO130

Sonne

1998 

Makran Akkretionary Prism 

Cold Seep Discharge Rates 

 M40/2

Meteor 

1997 

Aegean Sea 

Chief Scientist

 TOKAI

L'Atalante 

1996 

Nankai, Japan 

Cold Seep Discharge Rates 

 SO109

Sonne 

1996 

Cascadia Margin, Oregon

Chief Scientist, ROPOS 

 SO110

Sonne 

1996 

Aleutian Trench, Alaska

Cold Seep Discharge Rates 

 SO97/1

Sonne 

1994 

Aleutian Trench, Alaska 

Cold Seep Discharge Rates 

 A131/2

Atlantis II Alvin 

1993 

Cascadia Margin, Oregon 

Cold Seep Discharge Rates 

 M26/2

Meteor 

1993 

Norwegian-Greenland Sea 

Cold Seep Discharge Rates 

 SO78

Sonne 

1992 

Subduction Zone, Peru 

Sediment Calorimetry, Cold Seep Discharge Rates 

 M21/5

Meteor 

1992 

Norwegian-Greenland Sea 

Bottom Nepheloid Layer 

 M17/1

Meteor 

1991 

Norwegian-Greenland Sea 

Bottom Nepheloid Layer 

 POS181

Poseidon 

 1991

Norwegian-Greenland Sea

Bottom Nepheloid Layer 

 M13/1

Meteor 

1990 

Norwegian-Greenland Sea 

Bottom Nepheloid Layer 

 A125/12

Atlantis II Alvin 

1990 

Cascadia Margin, Oregon 

Sediment Calorimetry, Cold Seep Discharge Rates 

 W8909

Wecoma 

1989 

Cascadia Margin, Oregon

Sediment Calorimetry 

 M7/3+4

Meteor 

1988 

Norwegian-Greenland Sea 

Benthic Foraminifera

 POS137

Poseidon

1987 

Norwegian-Greenland Sea 

Benthic Foraminifera

 POS141/2

Poseidon 

1987 

Norwegian-Greenland Sea 

Benthic Foraminifera

 POS128/2

Poseidon 

1986 

Norwegian-Greenland Sea 

Benthic Foraminifera

 M2/1+2

Meteor 

1986 

Norwegian-Greenland Sea 

Benthic Foraminifera 

 POS119

Poseidon 

1985 

Norwegian-Greenland Sea 

Benthic Foraminifera 

 ARK.II/4

Polarstern 

1984 

Fram Strait 

Water Sample Analysis 

 ANT.II/3

Polarstern 

1983/84 

Bransfield Str./Wedell Sea 

Nutrient Analysis 

Publications