News 2016 / 2017

SFB 754 colloquium
by Dr. Willi Rath, GEOMAR: Towards Efficient & Reproducible Science
on Friday, Dec 15th, Großer Konferenzraum, GEOMAR Westshore, 08:45 h - 10:00 h

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Joint SFB 754 / FB1 / FB2 seminar
by Ajit Subramaniam, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA: The Tale of Three Upwelling Systems
Monday, 11th Dec, 13:00h, lecture hall, GEOMAR westshore

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SFB 754 Early Carreer Colloquium
Friday, 8th December, 08:45h, large conference room, GEOMAR westshore.

Florian Schütte (A5) 
General occurrence and impact of mesoscale eddies off Peru
Sören Thomsen (B9)
Remote and local drivers of oxygen and nitrate variability in the shallow oxygen minimum zone off Mauritania in June 2014

SFB 754 Subproject A1 is presented on the DFG website “Klimataucher” (german):

11th Annual General Assembly of Members SFB 754 on 24th November 2017
Friday, 24th November 2017, 09:00h – 10:30h / Large Conference Room, GEOMAR, Westshore

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20. Nov - SFB 754 Workshop on cruise data 2016 - 2019
Kiel, Hotel Steigenberger

Read more in the agenda here ...

SFB 754 colloquium
by Vincent Echevin, LOCEAN/IRD/IPMC in Paris, France:
The coastal impact of the 2015-2016 and 2017 El Niño events off Peru: Analysis of in-situ measurements, satellite data and regional model experiments.
Thursday, 19th Oct, 10:00h lecture hall (Hörsaal), GEOMAR Westshore
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21.-23. Nov.: SFB 754 early career scientists retreat

Opening of the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM) on 14 November 2017.
The ceremonial inauguration will be embedded in an International Workshop on Marine & Atmospheric Sciences in West Africa to be held from 12 to 17 November 2017 at the OSCM and the INDP in Cabo Verde.

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
Discussion meeting issue “Ocean ventilation and deoxygenation in a warming world” compiled and edited by John Shepherd, Peter Brewer, Andreas Oschlies and Andrew Watson
read more on the website of the Royal Society ...

KOMPASS Preis für Florian Schütte
read more here (german only) …

via:mento_ocean, the mentoring programme for female scientists, starts this September. Female researchers can apply until July 30, 2017.

PhD Defence: Ulrike Lomnitz, Biogeochemical phosphorus cycling under low oxygen conditions
Friday, July 14th, 10 a.m.; TLZ Seminarraum, GEOMAR East Shore Building

PhD Defence: Jan-Dirk Matthießen, Modeling the Equatorial Deep Jets
Tuesday, July 18th, 15:00 h; Großer Konferenzraum, GEOMAR West Shore Building

Read the blog of cruise M138 to the oxygen minimum zone in the tropical southeastern Pacific:

The team of cruise M137 gave an interview via skype for the German magazine GEO. GEO streamed the interview on their facebook channel:
Broadcast on the Mescosm Experiment off Peru from Tuesday, April 11th on ARD Tagesthemen now in the ARD-mediathek:

SFB 754 Newsletter 2017 | 01

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Den Kieler Wissenschaftspreis 2017 erhält die Mikrobiologin Professorin Dr. Ruth Schmitz-Streit von der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU).
read more on the website of Kiel (german) here …
or on the website of the Kiel University (german) here ...

Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM): Ruth Schmitz-Streit wird erste Präsidentin

Kieler Professorin bei Jahrestagung der VAAM zur neuen Vorsitzenden gewählt
read more (german) here ...

Declining oxygen – is Humboldt’s nutrient boost at risk? – Experiment with the KOSMOS mesocosms in Peru

read more on the GEOMAR website

SFB 754 Early Carreer Colloquium
Thursday, 23th March, 08:45h, large conference room, GEOMAR westshore.

Ulrike Lomnitz (B4) 
Benthic phosphorus and iron cycling in oxygen deficient waters
Patricia Grasse (A5)
Isolating silicon utilization from advective nutrient supply in the Peruvian upwelling
Anna Plaß (Emmy Noether Junior Research Group)
Benthic biogeochemistry of trace metals under low oxygen conditions

SFB 754 Early Carreer Colloquium
Thursday, 16th March, 08:45h, large conference room, GEOMAR westshore.

Clarissa Karthäuser (B4) 
Nitrogen cycling in aggregate micro-niches in oxygen minimum zones.
Jan Lüdke (B6) 
Vertical mixing and diapycnal supply of oxygen and solutes in Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems.
Daniela Niemeyer (B8)
Factors that determine the representation of OMZs in stationary and transient phase.

SFB 754 Early Carreer Colloquium
Thursday, 9th March, 08:45h, large conference room, GEOMAR westshore.

Annette Kock (B4) 
N2O transport and emissions in the Atlantic Cold Tongue
Olaf Duteil (A2)  
High resolution modeling of the OMZs of the Pacific Ocean

Kieler Sonderforschungsbereich 754 unternimmt vier Expeditionen im Südostpazifik

read more (german) on the GEOMAR website

‘Academic career paths in Germany and their legal ramifications’ – An event targeting early career scientists from all disciplines in Kiel

March 1, 2017 // 9 am to 2:30 pm // Venue: Murmann-Hörsaal, Leibnizstraße 1, 24118 Kiel
Event language will be English.

More information here
Schedule here

SFB 754 colloquium

by Dr. Stephanie Hensen, Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, UK.
Friday, 3rd March, 10:00h, large conference room, GEOMAR westshore

Find the abstract here

Reconstructing the glacial ocean: very weak Atlantic overturning and iron fertilization maximize carbon storage

Thursday, 23rd February 2017, 15:30h, large conference room, GEOMAR westshore.

Colloquium by Andreas Schmittner, Associate Professor of the college of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregan State University, USA.

Workshop on carbon and organic matter export and aims on discussing the question: Where is all the carbon going?

One-day workshop on March, 14th (small conference room, GEOMAR westshore).

For further details, have a look at the schedule (link).

Global Ocean De-Oxygenation Quantified

The first in-depth study on the observed global ocean oxygen content was just published by Kiel scientists in Nature.

Press release and publication:

Schmidtko, S., L. Stramma und M. Visbeck (2017): Decline in global oxygen content during the past five decades. Nature,

SFB 754 Early Carreer Colloquium
2nd January, 8.45 h, large conference room, GEOMAR westshore

Sümeyya Eroglu (A6)
Paleorecord of oxygen minimum zones – what can Mo and Fe isotopes tell us?

Sascha Flögel (A7)
Unravelling the onset and spread of Cretaceous anoxia

Sebastian Beil (A7)
title tba

13-14 February 2017, Kiel 

Check out the agenda here.

SFB 754 Early Career Colloquium
26th January, 8.45 h, large conference room, GEOMAR West shore

Johannes Hahn (A4) 
Physical drivers for decadal changes in the oxygen budget of the eastern tropical North Atlantic

Kristin Burmeister (A9)
Potential impact of Atlantic climate modes on the ventilation of the oxygen minimum zone in the eastern tropical north Atlantic

Martin Claus (A9)
Eddy driven Jets in the ocean: the Latitudinally Alternating Zonal Jets and Equatorial Deep Jets

SFB 754 / MG-Seminar
25th January,  1.30 pm, large conference room, GEOMAR East shore building 8A

Derek Vance (Geochemistry, ETH Zürich) 
The oceanic biogeochemical cycle of zinc and its isotopes
Find the Abstract here.

SFB 754 Early Career Colloquium
19th January, 08.45h, large conference room, GEOMAR West shore

David Clemens (B6)
Benthic nutrient fluxes and the nitrogen cycle under shifting redox conditions in the Peruvian OMZ: research plan 

Qixing (Jimmy) Ji (A2/B1/C. Marandino, associate)
Quantifying the sources and sinks of nitrite in the Eastern Tropical South Pacific OMZ

Konstantin Stolpovsky (B1/B5)
Kinetics of organic carbon remineralization in bioturbated marine sediments at the global scale from a multi-G perspective

SFB 754 Early Career Colloquium
13th January, 08.45h - 10.15h, large conference room, GEOMAR West shore

Judith Meyer (B10)
Dynamics and bioavailability of dissolved organic phosphorus in the eastern tropical South Pacific

Carolina Cisternas-Novoa (B9)
Supply of organic matter to oxygen minimum zones:
Composition and bacterial degradation of sinking particles
(also presenting work of Frederic LeMoigne)

new DFG web page
On the new web page the DFG shows, that science is very important to understand the climate and its development. 
(page only in german)

SFB 754 colloquium
20th December, 13.00h, large conference room, GEOMAR West shore

Dr. Chia-Te Chie
PBSci-Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz
Impacts of Dry Atmospheric Deposition on Aquatic Systems – Nutrients, Trace Metals and Lead Isotopes

SFB 754 colloquium
07th December, 08.45h, seminar room, GEOMAR West shore

Dr. Daniel Whitt
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
How winds fuel phytoplankton growth at upper-ocean fronts

Upcoming SFB 754 colloquia

19th July, 08.45h, lecture hall, GEOMAR westshore
Prof. Samar Khatiwala
University of Oxford, UK
Exploring the controls on glacial-interglacial variations in atmospheric  CO2 in an observationally-constrained ocean circulation-biogeochemical model

15th September, 08.45h, large conference room, GEOMAR westshore
Dr. Bas E. Dutilh 
Utrecht University, NL
Predicting interactions from metagenomic data

Joint SFB 754/MG colloquium
14th July, 13.30h, TLZ seminar room, GEOMAR eastshore

Prof. James Moffett
University of Southern California
Highlights of the 2013 US GEOTRACES Zonal Selection

SFB 754 colloquium
1st July, 08.45h, large conference room, GEOMAR westshore

Dr. Tobias Friedrich
International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii
Nonlinear paleo climate sensitivity and its implications for future Greenhouse Warming


SFB 754 colloquium
28th April, 15.15h, large conference room, GEOMAR westshore

Dr. Alexander Treusch
Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark
Ecological engineered oxygenation: a microbial perspective


SFB 754 colloquium
10rd February, 16.00h, large conference room, GEOMAR westshore

Prof. Kevin Lamb
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo
Internal wave generation by tide-topography interactions over near-critical slopes with an application to wave generation on the Peruvian Shelf