The driving force behind my work is my curiosity about the geological processes that shape Earth and my love for the sea. Marine geophysics is a fantastic discipline to combine both. I am most facinated by looking into the subsurface using seismic data and combining it with all other kinds of geophysical, geological, and geochemical data, because seismic data let you see the big picture which is often obscured when you only look at point information such as bore holes or surface samples. The main research themes that I am working on are geohazards, natural resources, and the role of geology in climate change. One link between all these themes is the migration of fluids in the subsurface. These fluids may be magmas, water, or hydrocarbons. All of them are powerful agents that influence geological processes on short time scales and understanding their dynamics is important on many different levels.