ECORD Summer School 2014: Subseafloor Biosphere: Current Advances and Future Challenges

22.09 - 02.10.2014
Bremen, Germany
Contact person:
MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences

This summer school held at the MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and
the IODP Bremen Core Repository, University of Bremen, Germany aims to bring PhD students and young Postdocs in touch with IODP at an early stage of their career, inform them about the actual research within this international scientific program, and to prepare them for future participations in IODP expeditions.

It will address the latest developments in the investigation of the deep marine biosphere.

The topic

The deep subseafloor biosphere may be one of the largest ecosystems on our planet, driving subseafloor geochemical processes that affect ocean chemistry, the global carbon cycle, and the alteration of sediment and rocks. Its exploration means investigation of microbial communities at the limit of life and requires advancement of microbiological and biogeochemical methods.

The school

This summer school will combine lab exercises on IODP-style shipboard methodologies (”virtual ship”) as well as interactive lectures by world-leading scientists in the fields of geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry.

Participation will prepare participants for future involvement in IODP and for research on the deep subseafloor biosphere. The summer school will take advantage of the unique and integrated facilities offered by the IODP Bremen Core Repository and the MARUM laboratories.

More information

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