17 Sept 2020 - Do you want to stay up to date with MarDATA?

You are not a member of MarDATA (not yet), but would like to stay up to date with recent developments, MarDATA activities, events, calls, and future recruitments? Feel free to

15 Sept 2020 - MarDATA @ Helmholtz Virtual Data Science Career Day

On 23 September, HIDA will host the first Helmholtz Virtual Data Science Career Day.

MarDATA is happy to join HIDA in this online event and introduce the school and GEOMAR as a potential future employer to participants from all over the world.

Join us and register now!

24 April 2020 - Second Representative for MarDATA Doctoral Researchers in Bremerhaven/Bremen elected today!

Today, MarDATA Doctoral Researchers from Bremerhaven/Bremen elected their representative: 

Martin Prinzler will join the MarDATA Steering Board. Martin is working on "Machine Learning for Validation and Interpretation of Large-Scale Chemical Data in the Ocean“ at AWI and the University of Bremen. 

Together, Tia (the representative from Kiel) and Martin will have two votes for the Doctoral Reseachers in the Steering Board and join strategic decision on the future development of MarDATA.

Martin, weclome on board!! 

21 April 2020 - MarDATA goes online

Doctoral researchers at MarDATA are working on the interface between marine sciences and data/computer science. This requires to be familiar with state-of-the-art data science methods, but also to know the fundamental basics of marine sciences.

Since we had to cancel our 1st MarDATA Block Course „Introduction to Marine Sciences“ we have now initiated the
MarDATA Online Lecture Series“. Starting this Thursday, Doctoral researchers will have the chance to join marine scientists in weekly online lectures that cover various marine science disciplines.


Thu 23.04:  Physical Ocean (Arne Biastoch) 

Thu 30.04:  Climate Science (Gerrit Lohmann)

Thu 07.05:  Marine Chemistry (Boris Koch)

Thu 14.05:  Marine Geology (Jens Greinert) 

Wed (!): 20.05: Marine Biology (Thorsten Reusch)

Thu 28.05:  Bioinformatics (Tal Dagan)

Thu 04.06:  Marine Geophysics (Tanja Fromm. & Vera Schlindwein)

01 April 2020 - Update SARS-CoV-2 outbreak

The 1st Mar DATA Block Course „Introduction to Marine Sciences“ on Sylt had to be postponed due to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak and the associated restrictionsWe are currently looking into alternative formats to provide MarDATA doctoral researchers an intro to marine sciences. 

In the meantime, we have established bi-weekly MarDATA Video conferences and additional communication channels to facilitate scientific exchange between doctoral researchers and supervisors and support all MarDATAs in home-office. 

In close cooperation with all partners and HIDA the MarDATA-Team is constantly working on alternative digital formats to secure the comprehensive support of all members of MarDATA.

Stay healthy!

18 Feb 2020 - 1st MarDATA Block Course "Introduction to Marine Sciences" (18.-21.03.2020)

End of March 2020, Doctoral Researchers, PIs, and supervisors of MarDATA are going to meet for the first MarDATA Block Course at the AWI's Wadden Sea Station on the beautiful island of Sylt. During this 3-day event, doctoral researchers will be introduced to various marine science disciplines. In addition, we will start discussing challenges, risks and benefits of Marine Data Science and becoming a Marine Data Scientist. Participants will have the opportunity to join a short cruise on MYA II to get a short introduction to marine data sampling and get their feet wet during a hike across the mud flats. 

We are looking forward to an exciting 3 days!

24 Jan 2020 - First Representative for MarDATA Doctoral Researchers in Kiel elected today

Today, MarDATA Doctoral Researchers from Kiel elected their representative: Maria-Theresia Verwega will join the MarDATA Steering Board. Together with one (still to be elected) representative from Bremen/Bremerhaven, Tia will have one vote in the Steering Board and join strategic decision on the future development of MarDATA.

Tia is working on "Development of adapted Kernel Density Estimators for the Calibration of marine biogeochemical models" at GEOMAR and the University of Kiel.

Tia, weclome on board!! 

07 Nov 2019 - Kick Off Event at Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

On 07 Nov, doctoral researchers of the 1st MarDATA cohort, supervisors, and friends of MarDATA came to Kiel to officially kick off the Helmholtz School for Marine Data Science. We were especially happy to also welcome a small delegation of members of the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy from Berlin. 

During the event doctoral researchers of the 1st MarDATA cohort briefly introduced their research projects, emphasizing the extensive portfolio of scientific disciplines within MarDATA. 

02 Sept 2019 - Welcome MarDATAs

Today, we welcome the first of 15 MarDATAs to Kiel and Bremen/Bremerhaven. Exciting times!