Dr. Florian Schmid

Research Division 4: Dynamics of the Ocean Floor

Office: 8D-206
Phone: +49 431 600-2202
E-mail: fschmid(at)geomar.de

Address:  Wischhofstraße 1-3   D-24148 Kiel

Education and Career

  • Since 11/2018     - Postdoctoral researcher, GEOMAR
  • 12/2017-10/2018  - Postdoctoral researcher, MARUM, Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Bremen
  • 08/2015-10/2015  - Guest Scientist, Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 04/2014-11/2017  - Researcher (PhD student), AWI, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar- and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
  • 10/2011-11/2013  - Master Studies of Marine Geosciences, University of Bremen
  • 01/2011-10/2011  - Employment as Geoscientist/Geophysicist, Fugro OSAE GmbH, Bremen
  • 10/2007-01/2011  - Bachelor Studies of Geosciences, University of Bremen

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2018 - DAAD Scholarship, granted for visiting the EGU Assembly 2019.
  • 2016 - Outstanding Student Paper Award, granted by the American Geophysical Union.
  • 2015 - DAAD Scholarship, granted for a 3-month research stay at the Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Novosibirsk.

Research Cruises and Field Campaigns

  • 2019: Research Cruise POS-538 to the Southern Aegean with RV Poseidon
  • 2018/2019: Research Cruise SO-267 to the Lau Basin with RV Sonne
  • 2017: Research Cruise MSM-68 to the Knipovich Ridge with RV Maria S. Merian
  • 2017: Research Cruise to the Ross Sea, Antarctica with RV Araon
  • 2015: Seismological Field Campaign at the Klyuchevskoy group of volcanoes, Kamtchatka Peninsula, Russia
  • 2014: Research Cruise ANT-XXVII/3 to the Aurora Seamount (Arctic Ocean) with RV Polarstern
  • 2013: Research Cruise ANT-XXIX/8 to the Southwest Indian Ridge with RV Polarstern
  • 2013: Research Cruise MSM-25 to the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge with RV Maria S. Merian
  • 2012: Research Cruise MD196 to the Indian Ocean with RV Marion Durfesne
  • 2011: Cable route Survey with RV Gauss, North Atlantic and Carribbean
  • 2010: Research Cruise ARK-XXV/3 to the Baffin Bay with RV Polarstern
Peer reviewed Publications

  • Brandl, P A, Schmid F , Augustin N, Grevemeyer I, Arculus R J, Devey C W, Petersen S, Stewart M, Kopp H, Hannington M (2019): The 6–8 Aug 2019 eruption of ‘Volcano F’ in the Tofua Arc, Tonga, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research , 390 , doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.106695


  • Grevemeyer I, Hayman N W, Lange D, Peirce C, Papenberg C, Van Avendonk H J A, Schmid F, Gomez de La Pena L, Dannowski A (2019): Constraining the maximum depth of brittle deformation at slow- and ultraslow-spreading ridges using microseismicity. Geology , 47 (11) , 1069-1073, doi:10.1130/G46577.1 0


  • Schmid F, Peters M, Walter M, Devey C, Petersen S, Yeo I, Köhler J, Jamieson J W, Walker S, Sültenfuß J (2019): Physico-chemical properties of newly discovered hydrothermal plumes above the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (13°-33°S). Deep Sea Research Part I, 148, 34-52, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2019.04.010


  • Varliero G, Bienhold C, Schmid F, Boetius A, Molari M (2019): Microbial diversity and connectivity in deep-sea sediments of the South Atlantic Polar Front. Frontiers in Microbiology 10, 655, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00665.


  • Schmid F, Schlindwein V, Koulakov I, Plötz A, Scholz JR (2017): Magma plumbing system and seismicty of an active mid-ocean ridge volcano. Scientific Reports 7, 42949, doi:10.1038/srep42949.


  • Schmid F, Schlindwein V (2016): Microearthquake activity, lithospheric structure, and deformation modes at an amagmatic ultraslow spreading Southwest Indian Ridge segment. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17(7), 2905-2921, doi:10.1002/2016GC006271.


  • Schlindwein V, Schmid F (2016): Mid-ocean ridge seismicity reveals extreme types of ocean lithosphere. Nature 535, 276-279, doi:10.1038/nature18277.


  • Schlindwein V, Demuth A, Korger E, Läderach C, Schmid F (2015): Seismicity of the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge system. Polar Science 9(1), 146-157, doi:10.1016/j.polar.2014.10.001.