About

Hi, I am Mirjam.

Oceanographer, science educator & communicator.

Adjunct associated professor at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen and iEarth, trainer and consultant in university didactics and science communication at (mostly) Kiel University.

Always curious, and that sometimes becomes a problem.

Welcome to my 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”. The focus was on hands-on experiments and other practical activities to increase student engagement, and that has stayed one of my main interest over the years, although I go through phases in terms of topics of interest and also frequency and length of blog posts. Currently, I write mainly about

  • experiments that can be done with household items, and how to use them in teaching and science communication (“Kitchen oceanography“)
  • hyper-local expeditions to connect theoretical concepts with the real world (“Wave watching” — here I show you lots of pictures from where I encounter water in my real life and can’t help documenting)
  • 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 :-)