In the first newsletter, we announced the “ICYMARE Surveys on Corona Virus Perception of Marine Early-Career Scientists”. This news post here is the invitation to the whole ICYMARE family and to every marine early-career researcher to take part in the surveys and to enable us to collect high-quality data on how you dealt with the pandemic.

How did the corona virus pandemic affectyour plans regarding yourstudies, career, field work and expeditions?

The corona virus outbreak affected the lives of all of us and most likely also your plans regarding your studies, career, field work and expeditions. We would like to learn about your perception about this situation, how you practically and emotionally managed these difficult times and how online alternatives of meetings and networking help you cope with this situation. Therefore, the following survey was developed:


The data collected in this survey are a part of a scientific study to help to understand how an online event like ICYMARE 2020 can support you and your career.

Please do us the favor and complete this survey until Sunday, 20 September 2020, by 11:00 pm CEST.

Thank you for taking the time in completing this survey so we all can learn from this challenging situation and develop best-practice strategies for virtual networking.

The scientists behind this study are:

  • Theresa Schwenke, Social-Ecological Systems Analysis, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research – ZMT, Bremen, Germany
  • Julia Jung, IMBRSea, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Dr. Sarah Forberger, Prevention and Evaluation Department, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany
  • Julieta Vigliano Relva, IMBRSea, Ghent University, Belgium

We all thank you very much for supporting the ICYMARE surveys.

All the best,
Your ICYMARE Organization Team