Prof. Dr. Victor Smetacek


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Short Description
Summary Role
Professor of Bio-Oceanography and Departmental Head at the AWI since 1986. Retired formally in 2011 but continuing active academic life My research interests are focussed on the relationship between plankton ecology, ocean biogeochemistry and climate. I served as Chief Scientist on numerous interdisciplinary, international cruises on board RV &ldquo;Polarstern&rdquo; the last three of which carried out iron fertilization experiments in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. I have served on International Scientific Steering Committees of various research programmes, on the Scientific Councils of institutions in Germany and abroad and have received several prestigious awards for excellence in research. I have guided &gt;50 PhD and Diploma (Equiv. MSc) students during my career and taught regular courses and practicals at the Universities of Kiel and Bremen as well as many international courses..<br /> &nbsp;

List of Courses

EMBC+ MODULE 1: Understanding the structure and function of Marine Biodiversity
Fundamentals of Marine Biology and Ecology 10