During the breaks the PhD students discussed their research results, which they presented during poster sessions. Sebastian Sonntag from SICSS won the poster prize for his contribution „Modelling feedback mechanisms between ocean biota and physics“. The prize for best talk was awarded to Achim Rößler (GLOMAR) for his contribution on „Transport and pathways of the subpolar gyre inferred by integral methods“.
A group of young scientists introduced their idea for a new German network. Under the name „Young Earth System Scientists“ (Y.E.S.S.) they want to intensify contacts. The conference was a great success for the PhD students.
2nd Day: Central themes of the Clusters of Excellence
On the second day of the cluster meeting, the scientists discussed the central themes of the three North German Clusters of Excellence. Professors, heads of the Junior Research Groups and postdocs presented their research results. For the first time, the conference at the KlimaCampus devoted a theme block to socio-economical aspects, to which there were contributions from Bremen, Kiel and Hamburg. The scientists observed that a successful cooperation has grown in many areas. For the next meeting in October of 2011 it is planned to set a thematic focus and integrate the PhD students even more.