Welcome to the Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research – POLMAR

The graduate school POLMAR provides a structured qualification programme for Ph.D. students at the Alfred Wegener Institute as supplement to their individual research work. More about POLMAR ...

Announcements / News

 

ICYMARE 2021 BERLIN – International Conference for YOUNG Marine Researchers

The international Conference for YOUNG Marine Researchers is a bottom-up initiative by volunteers and offers a powerful and inspiring international set-up for an excellent network opportunity and some first conference experience.

Online Event, 21 - 24 September 2021
More Info: hello@icymare.com
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Data Train – Training in Research Data Management and Data Science

Centralized training for doctoral researchers at member institutions of the U Bremen Research Alliance

In order to meet the great need – in science, economy, and society – for competences in data literacy, data management, and data science, a centralized training offer for doctoral candidates of the member institutions of the alliance is being established. The training is an additional but voluntary offer for doctoral researchers. More about Data Train...

Data Train curriculum 2021 flyer

Next course to come:

Managing qualitative data, 6 May 2021 | 9-12 am

Please register via the Data Train website.

POLMAR research stays abroad

Full solar eclipse on the 20 March 2015 as seen from Adventdalen, Spitsbergen / Svalbard (Photo: Jaroslav Obu)

Family support by POLMAR

Polona Itkin (former POLMAR member) had been able to attend seminars and made business trips thanks to the POLMAR family support programme. There is no minimum age limit for becoming a marine scientist!

POLMAR alumni

Our former POLMAR members Nina Keul and Sven Kranz had gone to the US for a postdoc position. Meanwhile, Sven accepted an assistant professorship at Florida State University and Nina is back in Germany at the Institute of Geosciences at Kiel University.

Exploring Alaska (Valeria Selyuzhenok)

The research stay at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) was one of the best parts of my PhD studies so far. With great support of the sea ice group at the Geophysical Institute, I made a good progress investigating the mechanisms of landfast ice development in the Laptev Sea. Apart from invaluable feedback and the scientific experience I got, I also had a great time exploring Alaska. All in all, I came back to Germany with new ideas, lots of motivation and inspiration to continue my work on sea ice.

With kith and kin to the UK (Juliane Wolter)

In summer 2014, I worked at the Long-Term Ecology Laboratory at the University of Oxford. The two month research stay was funded by a POLMAR Outgoing Scholarship, which also included financial support for childcare. Taking my daughters with me started as a necessity, but soon turned out to be beneficial for all of us. The experience of working in the highly inspiring working environment of Oxford University and living abroad with my family was excellent and I encourage all PhD students to use the great opportunity to apply for a POLMAR Outgoing Scholarship!

Contact

Coordination:
Dr. Claudia Hanfland
Dr. Claudia Sprengel

Assistance:
Dörte Rosenbaum

POLMAR office hours:
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and on request
Rooms Co 6 + 7 (container building, AWI Bremerhaven)

E-mail:
info.polmar@awi.de

Additional Information