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    Dr. Joachim Blankenburg appointed as Honorary Professor for Soil Science

    As longtime director of the Geological Service of Bremen (GDfB) and distinguished bogland researcher, Dr. Joachim Blankenburg is the leading expert of soil structure and hydrogeology in our Bremen region. Since 2005 he has served as external lecturer of our faculty teaching the highly valued courses "Soil Science: Chemical and Physical Processes" and "Applied Hydrogeology" and supervising numerous student internships and projects. In recognition of his excellent commitment to teaching, our dean Prof. Michal Kucera presented him with a letter of appointment as "Honorary Professor for Soil Science" at the Faculty Board meeting of April 24th, 2019.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck

    Dr. Martin Fleckenstein appointed as Honorary Professor for Applied Petroleum Geology

    Dr. Martin Fleckenstein worked between 1982 and 2015 as geologist in leading positions of the international petroleum industry including Exxon and Wintershall. Since 2013 he has served as external lecturer of our faculty teaching the course "Applied Petroleum Geology", which is highly valued among our students. In recognition of his excellent commitment to teaching, our dean Prof. Michal Kucera presented him with a letter of appointment as "Honorary Professor for Applied Petroleum Geology" at the Faculty Board meeting of April 24th, 2019.... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel

    Congratulations, Prof. Lehmann!

    At the Faculty Board meeting of April 24th, 2019, our long-time colleague PD Dr. Jens Lehmann received a letter of appointment for the academic title "Professor" by our dean Prof. Michal Kucera. This recognizes his excellent commitment to research and teaching, as well as public outreach, at the University of Bremen.... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel

    Geoscientific colloquium on April 24th, 2019

    The first talk of the geoscientific colloquium in the summer term 2019 takes place on Wednesday April 24th at 12:15 in the lecture hall of the GEO building. Dr. Anthony Chappaz (Associate Professor of Molecular Geochemistry, Director of the STARLAB, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Central Michigan University) will speak about "Refining the use of paleo redox-proxies, the time for molecular geochemistry has come: Molybdenum case studies". ... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel

    Sen­atsmedaille for Ge­r­old We­fer

    Prof. Dr. Ge­r­old We­fer re­ceives the “Sen­atsmedaille für Kunst und Wis­senschaft der Freien Hans­estadt Bre­men“. With this award, the Sen­ate hon­ors his achieve­ments re­gard­ing Bre­men as a sci­ence loc­a­tion and the mar­ine sci­ences.... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel

    It´s getting hot in here.......

    Master Conference 14th of February 2019

    Another joint Master Conference is organized by the Master students in the first year of the master programs Geosciences & Marine Geosciences. The 6th International Master Conference deals with the IPCC Special Report 2018 and will be held on 14.02. 2019 in the large lecture hall GEO 1550. Unlike in recent years, this year´s focus will be on films and interviews for which a MasterConferenceTV YouTube channel has been setup.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Simone Kasemann

    Geoscience Colloquium

    Wednesday January 30th, 12:15

    Dr. Crispin Little (University of Leeds): "A 3.77 (or possibly 4.28) billion year history of life associated with marine hydrothermal vents". GEO building, lecture hall (room 1550) ... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel

    Top position in Germany

    In the recently published "2018 Shanghai Rankings" the Geosciences Department of Bremen University is ranked number 41 of all earth science departments in the world, which is the German top position. The ranking documents the worldwide recognition of our department, and his highly encouraging as well as stimulating. This positive reputation also redounds upon all our graduates.... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel

    Petroleum Experts Limited (Petex) has granted educational licences of MOVE Suite Software to the University of Bremen

    The MOVE suite is the most complete structural modelling and analysis toolkit available. It provides a platform for integrating and interpreting structural data, cross-section construction, 3D model building, kinematic restoration and validation, geomechanical modelling, fracture modelling and more.... more

    Publisher: Martina Braun

    Special Andreas Lüttge issue of "American Journal of Science"

    To honor the scientific achievements of Prof. Dr. Andreas Lüttge, professor in mineralogy at the Geosciences Department, a special issue of "American Journal of Science" has been launched. more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel

    EGU’s Outstanding Poster Award (OSPP) for Ricarda Rohlfs

    Ricarda Rohlfs has received one of EGU’s outstanding poster awards (OSPP) for her presentation at this year´s EGU conference in Vienna. Her poster is based on Voronoi techniques and presents a method she developed as part of her thesis for simulating the reaction kinetics of a dissolving crystal surface.... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Andreas Lüttge

    Graduation Ceremony 2018

    On December 07, 2018, we will celebrate our annual graduation ceremony. The Department of Geosciences says good bye to its Bachelor and Master graduates of the year 2018 and will hand over the certificates in an official event. This year, for the first time, the prices for the best theses in MSc Marine Geosciences and MSc Materials Chemistry and Mineralogy will be awarded. We start at 4.30 pm at the GEO lecture hall. ... more

    Publisher: Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio

    GeoBasar im FB5

    Am Mittwoch, dem 14. November findet von 12.00 bis 16.00 Uhr im Geokeller der ERSTE GeoBasar statt! Dieser ist dafür eingerichtet, dass ihr unter euch gebrauchte Studien-Begleitbücher, Geländeausrüstung (Hammer, Lupe, Regenjacke, Wanderschuhe) verkaufen könnt, um in euren Schränken und Regalen Platz für Neues zu schaffen oder ein richtiges Schnäppchen schlagen könnt und mit wenig Geld zu neuer Geländeausrüstung und Büchern kommen könnt. (only available in German)... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel

    Geoscience Colloquium

    Wednesday November 14th, 16:15

    Prof. Dr. Sabine Kasten, inaugural lecture:„What goes down must come up: The impact of fluid circulation in oceanic crust on biogeochemical processes in overlying sediments“... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel

    MARUM application chosen as cluster of excellence for 7 years


    Afternoon of September 27th: our colleagues from MARUM heard that were again successful. The proposed excellence cluster "The ocean floor - unexplored interface of the Earth" will be funded for 7 years. This is another success of the University of Bremen in the Excellence Strategy. ... more

    Publisher: PD Dr. Andreas Klügel

    Bubnoff-Medal for Prof. Dr. Gerold Wefer

    Prof. Dr. Gerold Wefer has received the 2018 Serge-von-Bubnoff-Medal at the GeoBonn Conference, in honour of his contributions to the German Geological Society (DGGV). It also appreciates his ideas for communicating science to laymen and the general public – these include, for example, the House of Science in Bremen and the exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft. ... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Bohrmann

    Environmental award for Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius

    Antje Boetius, Professor at the Faculty of Geosciences, and Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), receives the German Environmental Award 2018. The German Federal Environment Foundation honors the marine and polar researcher for her scientific achievements in deep-sea and polar research, which make a decisive contribution to understanding global climate events and the diversity of life. Boetius shares the prize, worth a total of 500,000 Euros, with an interdisciplinary team of wastewater experts from Leipzig. The prize will be presented by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in October. ... more

    Publisher: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Bohrmann

    Best Thesis Award

    in our international M.Sc. Programs

    For the first time the Department of Geosciences of the University of Bremen announces the ‘Best Thesis Award in Marine Geosciences’ and the ‘Best Thesis Award in Materials Chemistry and Mineralogy’. The award is to honor outstanding theses in our international M. Sc. programs.Details on nomination, application and presentation can be found on the following websites.... more

    Publisher: Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio

    Einführung in das Studium der Geowissenschaften – Vom Kies zum Kontinent

    Der Fachbereich Geowissenschaften lädt seine StudienanfängerInnen zum Workshop „Vom Kies zum Kontinent“ herzlich ein. Studierende, Lehrende und Absolventen möchten im Rahmen des dreitägigen Projekts gemeinsam mit den StudienfängerInnen ins Gelände fahren, Probenmaterial sammeln und anschließend im Labor arbeiten, Daten gewinnen und diskutieren. Dabei kommen typische geowissenschaftlichen Methoden zum Einsatz und werden erste geowissenschaftlichen Kenntnisse erworben. Der Workshop „Vom Kies zum Kontinent“ wird aus Mitteln des Programms ForstA für bessere Studienbedingungen und mehr Qualität in der Lehre gefördert. (only available in German)... more

    Publisher: Dr. Barbara Ventura

    EAGE Student Chapter

    The European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) is a multi-disciplinary professional association with a worldwide membership. In June of this year, an international team of enthusiastic geoscience graduate students met to establish an EAGE Student Chapter at the University of Bremen (SC Bremen). Further information: On 06. August 2018 an information day will be hosted from 10am – 5pm at the StugA Room 1320, where the team will be happy to provide further information and to answer all your questions. ... more

    Publisher: Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio