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We recently finished our second retreat of second cohort PhDs. For four days we called the beautiful but these days extremely windy island of Helgoland our home, where we learned a lot about, yes you guessed right, science communication (SciComm as the insiders say). This is one of the reasons […]

Windy Island Get-Away





Cruise MSM-64 was carried out aboard the German research vessel (RV) Maria S. Merian, a multi-purpose vessel designed for interdisciplinary research in coastal seas, on continental shelves, and in the blue ocean. The cruise focused on assessing the strength and variation of the currents in the southern subpolar North Atlantic. Another aim was to investigate […]

MSM-64 research cruise


After hearing how it ends, it’s your right, dear reader of the ArcTrain blog, to ask how it begins. After Lera’s text (https://arctrain.de/finishing-up-a-phd-thesis/), I’m now worried that I will not give you a text with as much wisdom. But after all, I’m only in the beginning of this PhD, maybe […]

Starting up a PhD