You probably know the Climate Stripes. Yes, you know, the blue and red stripes representing the earth’s warming from human emissions. This powerful representation, invented by @EdHawkins, shows the average earth surface temperature change over the years. From blue to red, it demonstrates how the human greenhouse gas emissions increased […]

The Arctic Stripes


Few weeks ago, I celebrated the first anniversary of my home laboratory! Actually, when everything shut down the first time in March 2020, I was just back from a workshop I gave in the North. Luckily, for this workshop, I had to carry around a stereoscope (a kind of microscope; […]

A school workshop about paleontology and the evolution of life ...


This is post 3/3 in a series on our experiences and tasks as ArcTrain PhD students during the research cruise M164 (GPF 19-1-105) in summer 2020 in the subpolar North Atlantic. Click here to see part 1/3 and here to see part 2/3. It’s just after midnight. Around the ship, […]

The ocean currents of the North Atlantic in a nutshell



This is post 2/3 in a series on our experiences and tasks as ArcTrain PhD students during the research cruise M164 (GPF 19-1-105) in summer 2020 in the subpolar North Atlantic. Click here to see part 1/3 and here to see part 3/3. A research cruise offers the great opportunity […]

PIES – Not just a piece of cake!


This is post 1/3 in a series on our experiences and tasks as ArcTrain PhD students during the research cruise M164 (GPF 19-1-105) in summer 2020 in the subpolar North Atlantic. Click here to see part 2/3 and here to see part 3/3. The lines are loosened. The gangway is […]

There and back again – A research cruise during a ...


As an Early Career Scientist (ECS), conferences are essential to get to know new people, gain experience in presenting your research, and learn a lot about the current science in your research field and beyond. Here is the personal experience of Linda with online conferences. As ECS, we share the […]

Experiences with online conferences – from an Early Career Scientist ...



Schools are closed in Germany, outreach projects and workshops are cancelled – does this mean that there is no possibility for us as scientists to reach out to the public and educate young people about our planet and the Arctic? Luckily not: We just had the chance to discover that […]

The Arctic and its role in the climate crisis: An ...


There was a full moon on the night of December 29. Before going to bed, I have the habit of stepping outside for a moment, to see what’s the weather like; especially in the winter, I love the feeling of the crisp cold air before I rush to the warmth […]

A lunar halo for the New Year


168 days, that’s the time, we, Linda and Luisa, two ArcTrain students from Bremen, spent on our greatest scientific adventure so far: the MOSAiC drift expedition. MOSAiC – The  Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate was a large, international research expedition. Frozen into the ice, the German […]

Two ArcTrainees – one big scientific question: A story about ...