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Curriculum vitae

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Name and surname:   Dr. Dirk Schories

Nationality:                     German

Professional activity

Since March 2020

Scientific employee at the DLR-PT; Bonn - Oberkassel

Main tasks:

·        Group leader within the department Environment and Sustainability: Agriculture and land managemen

2014 – 2020

Scientific employee at the Project Management Agency Jülich, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, PtJ, FB MGS 1: marine research, Geosciences, ship and marine engineering

Main tasks:

·        Organization: Arctic Science Ministerial 2018

·        Project management: including Southern Africa, Latin America, Antarctica

·        International (EU Belém Declaration, STC sessions)

·        Strategy, data management and digital media

2013 - 2014

Deputy Professor for multitrophic aquaculture on the agricultural and Environmental Faculty of the University of Rostock

Main tasks:

·        Teaching: mutltitrophic aquaculture, marine Botany, statistics

·       Research: Cultivation of macroalgae and marine Invertebrata

2007 - 2013

Long-term DAAD lecturer at the Instituto de Ciencias marinas y of Limnológicas of the Universidad Austral de Chile in Valdivia, Chile

Main tasks:

·        Teaching: marine Botany, statistics, Image analysis, excursions

·        Research: Biodiversity research Chile / Antarctica

·        Line boarding school. Research diver training in cooperation of the German professional association, the DLRG; Patronage: German Borschaft Santiago de Chile

2006 - 2007

Scientific employee at the International Bureau of the BMBF, DLR PT in Bonn - Oberkassel

Main tasks:

·        Speaker for the countries of Argentina, Brazil & Chile

·       6month stay at the Federal German Ministry of Research and Education as staff support for Brazil

2004 - 2005

Research Assistant, project managementat the University of Rostock

Main tasks:

·        Developing an evaluation approach to the Macrophytes within the water framework directive (WFD) for the Baltic Sea

·       Red list of marine Macrophytes of North and Baltic Sea (2nd Edition)

2001 - 2003

Head of work group - marine biodiversitywithin the company THETIS Institute for Biomolecular natural product research GmbH, Hamburg

Main tasks:

·        Establishment of scientific partnerships and contract negotiations with Chile and Peru

·       Ship- and land-based expeditions, mainly North-East Atlantic, Mediterranean, Peru, Chile and Antarctica

1995 - 2001

Scientific employee at the ZMT - Leibniz Center for Marine Tropical Research

Main tasks:

·        Project management, biology, in Bragança, Pará, Brazil (5 years),

·        Project leader of Biological Working Group at the field station

·        Research: Primary production of mangrove habitats

·        Public relations


Scientific employee at the Institute of Oceanography (now GEOMAR), Kiel

Main tasks:

·       Inventory and mapping of marine macrophytes

1991 - 1995

PhD at the Biologische Anstalt Helgoland on the island of Sylt. Theme: population ecology of green algae (photo spp.) in the Sylter Wadden Sea

1984 - 1991 

Study biology / diploma at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel