About

Hi, I am Mirjam.

Oceanographer at heart, senior lecturer in academic development at Lunds Tekniska Högskola, adjunct associated professor at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen & iEarth.

Always curious.

Welcome to my personal website!

My blog “Adventures in Oceanography and Teaching

I started my blog in August 2013 as a postdoctoral researcher in physical oceanography at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, in order to document my “adventures in oceanography and teaching”, and have been doing that ever since.

I go through phases in terms of main topics of interest, and also frequency and length of blog posts, but mostly, I write about

  • experiments that can be done with household items, and how to use them in teaching and science communication (“#KitchenOceanography“)
  • hyper-local expeditions to connect theoretical concepts with the real world (“#WaveWatching” — here I show you lots of pictures from where I encounter water in my real life and can’t help documenting. Great example of transformative experience, btw, I can never go back to not seeing and interpreting waves… And if you check out some of my posts, neither will you!)
  • what I consider interesting ideas on learning and teaching. I write about my own ideas and experiences, but also about literature that touched me in some way

Picture courtesy of Sebi Berens (www.sebiberensphoto.com / @sebiberensphoto). Pullover courtesy of Anna & her mom :-)