KARL-HEINZ BAUMANN (PhD)

KARL-HEINZ BAUMANN (PhD)

Marine geologist with an extensive and world-wide experience in paleoceanography and paleoclimatology, using the living and fossil record of coccolithophores as environmental proxies, exploring its seasonal export production and contribution for the seafloor sediment accumulation rate and carbonate budget. He has mainly worked in the Atlantic (i.e., South Atlantic, eastern North Atlantic, Norwegian-Greenland Sea), but also in the upwelling regions off Chile and Somalia. He currently works as a senior-researcher at the University of Bremen and as a research member of MARUM. More info

Geert-Jan Brummer (PhD)

Geert-Jan Brummer (PhD)

Marine geologist with a vast experience in topics ranging from seasonal particle production by biomineralising ocean plankton, to Sharan dust deposition, current transport of bottom sediment and coral carbonate geochemistry in response to changing ocean-climate, with social focus on the Atlantic and western Indian Ocean. He works as a senior scientist at Royal NIOZ and extra-ordinary Professor at the VU-Amsterdam. More info

Gerhard Fischer (PhD)

Gerhard Fischer (PhD)

Marine geologist with a large experience working with marine particle fluxes in topics related to the marine biological carbon pump in the NE Atlantic. Currently works as a Senior-researcher at the University of Bremen and member of MARUM. He has been the project leader of GB1 (Particle flux, car­bon turna­over and nu­tri­ent re­gen­er­a­tion) from 2012-2017, and the main responsible fort the long-term monitoring program at site CB-TSF offshore Cape Blanc (Mauritania), collecting particle fluxes since 1988.. More info

Carolina Sá (PhD)

Carolina Sá (PhD)

Marine biologist with expertise in satellite ocean colour and phytoplankton ecology. Her research interests include the validation of the satellite products, the use of remote sensing data to support phytoplankton ecological studies and water quality monitoring, as well as the use of phytoplankton pigments to assess phytoplankton community temporal and spatial distribution variability. Currently is conducting her postdoctoral research at CIMA-UAlgarve and MARE-University of Lisbon, focusing on the use of ocean colour data for the monitoring of Portuguese waters from Space [PTWATERS-SPACE]. More info

Laura Korte (PhD student)

Laura Korte (PhD student)

Laura Korte is a researcher in marine geosciences at the Royal NIOZ and Utrecht University. She is currently investigating how Saharan dust transported over and into the Atlantic Ocean influences the biological pump by delivering new nutrients for primary production and and by increasing particle export that transfers CO2 from the surface into the deep ocean. This study is part of her PhD, which she is almost finishing, embedded within the DUSTTRAFFIC project. More info

Michelle van der Does

Michelle van der Does

Michelle van der Does (PhD Student). Researcher in marine geosciences at the Royal NIOZ and Utrecht University, currently exploring the spatial and seasonal patterns of African dust deposition in the tropical Atlantic from a compositional and particle-size point of view, as well as its effects on the marine environment. This study is part of her PhD research, embedded in TRAFFIC and DUSTTRAFFIC projects. More info

Mário Cachão (PhD)

Mário Cachão (PhD)

Geologist specialized in micropaleontology (Calcareous nannofossils) with broad experience in topics related to marine paleoecology  and paleoceanography from deep ocean to coastal facies, including multivariate statistical analysis and morphometrics. He currently works as a senior Researcher at IDL/FCiências.ID and as an associate professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. He has been the PI of Portuguese-funded projects and cooperates with several other national and international projects.  More info

Catarina V. Guerreiro (PhD)

Catarina V. Guerreiro (PhD)

Marine geologist and nannopalaeontologist with a multidisciplinary profile, and a large experience in coccolithophore signatures from sediments and water column in present-day marginal to open-ocean environments, and its application as a tool to unravel (paleo)environmental variability. Currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at MARE/FCiências.ID and University of Lisbon, as the PI of DUSTCO. Her first steps exploring the effects of Saharan dust in the tropical North Atlantic started in 2015, when she received a Marie Curie COFUND Fellowship to work at the University of Bremen More info

Vanda Brotas (PhD)

Vanda Brotas (PhD)

Marine biologist with a broad experience in topics related to marine ecology, including spatio-temporal dynamics of marine phytoplankton, phenology of the phytoplankton spring bloom and validation of satellite ocean colour with in situ data. Currently works as a senior researcher at MARE/FCiências.ID, full professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and visiting professor in the Plymouth Marine Laboratory. She has been the PI of several Portuguese-funded projects and the Portuguese representative of EU-funded projects and European Space Agency projects.  More info

Jan-Berend Stuut (PhD)

Jan-Berend Stuut (PhD)

Marine geologist with a large experience dealing with the transport, dynamics and deposition of desert dust. Senior Researcher at Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), and Utrecht University, and part-time professor at Vrije Universities Amsterdam. PI of two large projects focusing on dust research, in which DUSTCO is embedded: TRAFFIC and DUSTTRAFFIC, funded by the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) and the European Research Council (ERC), respectively.  More info

Patrizia Ziveri (PhD)

Patrizia Ziveri (PhD)

Scientific Director at the ICTA-UAB Unit of Excellence, with an extensive and world-wide experience in the coccolithophores seasonal export production and related interaction with biogeochemical cycles. Being one of the leading experts in this field of research, Prof. Ziveri currently is, and has been, the PI of several Spanish- and EU-funded and nationally funded research projects exploring the links between atmospheric CO2 dynamics, ocean acidification climate variability and coccolithophores, integrating both modern and past global changes.  More info