Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1994
    Studied geophysics at LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1991 – 1992
    Year abroad at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1994
    Diplom degree in geophysics

  • 1995 – 1998
    PhD studies in geophysics at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

  • 1998

  • 1998 – 2000
    Postdoc in the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Durham, England

  • 2000 – 2003
    Early-career researcher at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover, Germany

  • Since 2003
    Research associate at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

  • 2006
    Admitted into the German Research Foundation (DFG) Emmy Noether programme as the director of a junior research group at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

Selected publications

  • Schlindwein, V., Wassermann, J., Scherbaum F.: Spectral analysis of harmonic tremor signals at Mt. Semeru volcano, Indonesia. In: Geophys. Res. Lett. 22, 1995. pp. 1685-1688.

  • Schlindwein, V., Jokat, W.: Structure and evolution of the continental crust of northern East Greenland from integrated geophysical studies. In: J. Geophys. Res. 104, 1999. pp. 15227-15245.

  • Konstantinou, K., Schlindwein, V.: Nature, wavefield properties and source mechanism of volcanic tremor: a review. In: J. Volc. Geoth. Res. 119, 2003. pp. 161-187.

  • Schlindwein, V., Müller, C., Jokat, W.: Seismoacoustic evidence for volcanic activity on the ultraslow-spreading Gakkel Ridge, Arctic Ocean. In: Geophys. Res. Lett. 32(18), 2005. L18306, doi:10.1029/2005GL023767.

  • Müller, C. et al.: Singing icebergs – harmonic tremors and their analogies to volcanic tremor. In: Science 310, 2005. p. 1299, doi:10.1126/science.1117145.

  • Sohn, R. et al.: Explosive volcanism on the ultraslow-spreading Gakkel Ridge, Arctic Ocean. In: Nature, 2008. 453, doi:10.1038/nature07075.

  • Schlindwein, V., Riedel, C.: Location and source mechanism of sound signals at Gakkel ridge, Arctic Ocean: Submarine Strombolian activity in the 1999/2001 volcanic episode. In: Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 11, 2010, Q01002, doi:10.1029/2009GC002706.

Selected projects

  • The Emmy Noether project MOVE: Mid-Ocean Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Conveying scientific findings to laypeople:

  • Mentor for the "House of little researchers" project in preschools

  • Supervision of the "Experimenting youth" and "Girls' day" projects

  • Popular science lectures, radio features

Soft Skills

  • Preparation and execution of expeditions to polar regions


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