RSEC-Volunteers 2008:
Name Picture Description

Laia Jabal

RSEC Dahab

Laia

Laia Jabal has studied three years of marine science at IUSC in Barcelona (Spain) and finished her bachelor of marine biology at the James Cook University in Townsville (Australia). She is going to stay 2,5 month as a volunteer at the RSEC Fieldstation in Dahab, she will participate in the Dahab Reef Monitoring and assist with other tasks.

Katharina Fietz

12.08. - 14.10.2008

RSEC Dahab

Katharina Fietz

Verena Tams

28.08. - 27.09.2008

RSEC Dahab

Katharina Fietz  

Maximilian Hirschfeld

19.08. - 27.09.2008

RSEC Dahab

Max Boxleitner

 

Lydia Köhler

28.08. - 20.10.2008

RSEC Dahab

Lydia Köhler

 

Claudia Pogoreutz

28.7.- 6.9.2008

RSEC Quseir

Claudia Pogoreutz  

Johanna Geisler

28.7.- 22.9.2008

RSEC Quseir

Claudia Pogoreutz  

Juliane Diener

01.08. - 27.09.2008

RSEC Dahab

Juliane Diener  

Veronika Reiter

18.7.- 2.9.2008

RSEC Quseir

 

Veronika Reiter  

Michael Fenböck

18.7.- 02.09.2008

RSEC Quseir

Michael Fenböck  

Anna Kluibenschedl

15.7.-2.9.2008

RSEC Dahab

Anna Kluibenschedl  

Max Boxleitner

1.6.-2.9.2008

RSEC Quseir

Max Boxleitner  

Niko Falk

8.5.- 8.9.2008

RSEC Quseir

Niko Falk  

Jakob Sänger

1.5.-31.7.2008

RSEC Dahab

Jakob Sänger  

Stefanie Hatzky

06.04. - 17.7.2008

RSEC Quseir

Steffi

 

Lena Eggers

21.2.-04.04.2008

RSEC Dahab

Lena Eggers

Lena finished her Bachelor Thesis in August 2007 within the study program “Maritime Technologies” at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven, Germany. Now she continues studying at the University Kiel, Germany, within the Master program “Biological oceanography”. From the end of February to the beginning of April she is doing an internship at the RSEC in Dahab, to get some practical experience in marine ecology and natural conservation. She carries out miscellaneous tasks at the institute and among others she participates in the Dahab Reef Monitoring.

RSEC-Volunteers 2007:

Lena Eggers

21.2.-04.04.2008

RSEC Dahab

Lena Eggers

Lena finished her Bachelor Thesis in August 2007 within the study program “Maritime Technologies” at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven, Germany. Now she continues studying at the University Kiel, Germany, within the Master program “Biological oceanography”. From the end of February to the beginning of April she is doing an internship at the RSEC in Dahab, to get some practical experience in marine ecology and natural conservation. She carries out miscellaneous tasks at the institute and among others she participates in the Dahab Reef Monitoring.

Lena Eggers

21.2.-04.04.2008

RSEC Dahab

Lena Eggers

Lena finished her Bachelor Thesis in August 2007 within the study program “Maritime Technologies” at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven, Germany. Now she continues studying at the University Kiel, Germany, within the Master program “Biological oceanography”. From the end of February to the beginning of April she is doing an internship at the RSEC in Dahab, to get some practical experience in marine ecology and natural conservation. She carries out miscellaneous tasks at the institute and among others she participates in the Dahab Reef Monitoring.

RSEC-Volunteers 2007:

Dr. Annika Guse

11. October - 10. December 2007

Annika Guse

Dr. Annika Guse has studied Biology at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany and continued her education by doing her PhD at the IMP in Vienna, Austria in the field of cell biology and biochemistry. Her main biological interest is cell division, which she studied during her PhD in mammalian cells and the nematode C. elegans. After her PhD and having dived for many years she decided to work on a Reef Monitoring project and to do conservation work at the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in Mahahual, Mexico for 3 month. For her future she likes to continue doing research in the field of cell division and would like to do use marine organisms as model systems. At the RSEC she tries to get some more in depth knowledge about marine research and helps with the translation of the RSEC webpage.

Julia Schnetzer

07. August - 24. September 2007

Julia Schnetzer

Julia Schnetzer stayed as a volunteer at the RSEC from the beginning of August to the end of September. She has been studying biology at the University of Cologne, Germany since September 2005. During her stay she helped in literature research, maintenance of the zoological collection of the RSEC, but mainly she worked in the Reef Monitoring project.

 

Karsten Block

02. August - 27. September 2007

Karsten Block

Karsten Block volunteered from August to September 2007 at the RSEC in Dahab. He has been studying geography with an emphasis on human geography at the University of Berlin, Germany. At the RSEC he worked on the scientific collection of the institute, as well as he worked on the acquisition of a cartographic archive for the RSEC. Furthermore he participated in the complete Dahab Reef Monitoring Project 2007 in order to learn more about practical fieldwork techniques.

Marie-Kristin Fonfara

02. August - 27. September 2007

Marie-Kristin Fonfara

Marie-Kristin Fonfar

Claudia Pogoreutz

29. Juli. - 30. August 2007

RSEC Dahab

Claudia Pogoreutz

Claudia Pogoreutz has been studying zoology at the Vienna University since 2004 with an emphasis on marine fauna. Her interests are tropical and Mediterranean marine invertebrates and fish, as well as meio- and deep sea fauna. At the RSEC she worked on the literature data base, the digital scientific image collection, extension of the scientific collection and the creation of permanent microscopic samples. Furthermore she writes reports for the FNZ-forum and helped with the translation of the webpage. In addition to that she participated in a basic research study and documentation about the situation of the local fisheries and in the Dahab Reef Monitoring 2007 for 2 weeks.

Barna Kasiba

19. Juli. - 20. September 2007

RSEC Dahab

Barna Kasiba

Barna Kasiba has been studying physiology and cell biology at the University of Salzburg since 2005. Due to his interest in marine biology he decided to do voluntary work at the RSEC for 2 month. He helped to prepare and participated in the Dahab Reef Monitoring as well he was responsible for certain aspects of the RSEC administration.

Nina Milton

05. July. - 25. November 2007

RSEC Dahab

Nina Milton

Nina Milton is a volunteer for RSEC in Dahab since July 2007. She is working with different tasks related to the Coral Reef Sustainability Programme and the Dahab Reef Monitoring Programme, especially improvement of the coral damage survey.
She has a MSc degree in marine biology from the University of Oslo (Norway). In 2005 she carried out fieldwork for her Master thesis on coral reefs outside Hurghada city coast where she looked at damage to hard corals by snorkelers.

 

 

Ines Heinrich

01. July. - 29. Oktober 2007

RSEC Dahab

Ines Heinrich

Ines Heinrichs a volunteer at RSEC since July 2007. She studied geography and ethnology at Free University in Berlin/Germany and completed her degrees in 2004 with Magister Artium. She currently prepares her PhD in geography concerning the impairment of the nature and the ecosystem capacity of the region South Sinai in relation to the raising tourist numbers at the Gulf of Aqaba. Until the end of September 2007 Ines performs a research into the waste management of Dahab and Nuweiba and study - through interviews with different stakeholders - the history of Dahab as a tourist destination.

 

 

Martin-Lukas Dehl

April – Mai 2007

RSEC Dahab

Martin-Lukas Dehl

Martin-Lukas Dehl finished school in Berlin and was interested in practical experience in the field of marine biology, because he would like to study it afterwards. During his 2 month volunteering at the RSEC he works on several subjects like the zoological collection and office work as well as with outdoor activities as for example conservation relevant documentations to protect coral reefs, census of divers/snorklers at dive sites or hydrographical series of measurements.

RSEC-Volunteers 2006:

Igor Ruza

3. August – 19. Octtober 2006

igor ruza

Igor Ruza finished his studies of biology in June 2005 at the university of Basel with the focus on marine zoology and ecology. He worked from the beginning of August until the end of October as a volunteer at the RSEC in Dahab to gather practical experiences. Among other things he participated in the Coral Reef Sustainability Program at the RSEC (extended Reef Check, Dahab Reef Monitoring) as well as in projects to protect the coral reefs.

Anja Studer

3. August – 19. October 2006

anja studer

Anja Studer finished her studies of biology in March 2005 at the university of Basel with the focus on marine zoology and ecology. He worked from the beginning of August until the end of October as a volunteer at the RSEC in Dahab to gather practical experiences. Among other things he participated in the Coral Reef Sustainability Program at the RSEC (extended Reef Check, Dahab Reef Monitoring) as well as in projects to protect the coral reefs.

Uwe Michaelis

7. August – 8. September 2006

uwe michaelis

Uwe has been studying recreation and tourism management at the University of Trier, Germany. Furthermore, he is dive instructor (PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor). During his stay at the RSEC he participated in the Coral Reef Sustainability Program at the RSEC (extended Reef Check, Dahab Reef Monitoring) in August and worked on touristy topics.

Kathrin Bacher

15. July – 15. September 2006

kathrin bacher

Kathrin has been studying biology and environmental science since 2003 at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. In the time period between July and mid of September she accomplished many tasks at the RSEC field station like environmental relevant documentations (protection of the coral reefs). She furthermore participated in the Coral Reef Monitoring of Reef Check in Dahab and in the extended Reef Monitoring of the RSEC (Dahab Reef Monitoring).

Astrid Konz

27. July – 24. August 2006

Astrid  Konz

Astrid has been studying zoology at the University of Vienna, but she also has professional experiences in the area of tourism, management and marketing. She also helped with environmental relevant observations and actions for coral reef protection and participated in the in the extended Reef Monitoring of the RSEC (Dahab Reef Monitoring) in August 2006.

Stefanie Pontasch

25. July – 22. August 2006

Stefanie Pontasch

Stefanie has been studying biology at the Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck, Austria. In addition she is an experienced diver and dive instructor (OWSI). Apart from help with environmental documentation (initiatives to protect coral reefs) at the RSEC, she participated in the in the extended Reef Monitoring of the RSEC (Dahab Reef Monitoring).


Stefanie Batke

29. Juni - 03. August 2006

Stefanie Batke

Stefanie finished her studies of biology in June 2004 at the University of Regensburg. She worked from the end of June until the beginning of August at the RSEC to gather some practical experiences as a volunteer with respect to marine ecological topics and reef protection initiatives. She participated in the official Summer Reef Check 2006 in Dahab and accomplished observation and documentation for the Coral Reef Sustainability Program of the RSEC. In addition she helped with the preparations for the Dahab Reef Monitoring (extended Reef Check protocol in cooperation with Reef Check Europe and Egypt).

RSEC-Volunteers 2005:

Jörn Steffen Gieseler

23. Juli - 17. Okt. 2005

Jörn Gieseler

Jörn studied biology at the University of Bremen, Germany with a focus on marine biology. He spent half a year in south and northeast Brazil for his diploma thesis supervised from the Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) in Bremen in order to specialize in fishery science and ecology of tidal habitats. He worked in Dahab from the end of July until the mid of October 2005 to establish an environmental education program for the region south Sinai. The project will be financed by a grant from the Nature Conservation Sector of the Egyptian Nature Conservation Office EEAA.

His nature conservation project at the RSEC:

Environmental Education Program for Dahab – preliminary investigations

Alexander Breitner

1. Sept. - 29. Sept. 2005

Alexander Breitner

Alex studies ecology at the University od Salzburg and works for one month at the RSEC. He participated in the Coral Reef Sustainability Program by doing statistics of the number of divers and snorklers at highly frequented dive sites in order to estimate the actual threat of the fringing reefs. Furthermore he helped to plan the creation of so called “confined areas“ to protect the divers and snorklers at these dive sites (Dahab Lagoon) and worked on the planning and equipment of the inventory for the new institute building.

Victoria von Mach

14. August - 29. September 2005

Victoria von Mach

Vicky studies biology at the University of Hamburg, Germany with the focus ob zoology and hydrobiology. She worked for 6 weeks at the RSEC in Dahab. The main body of her work she took part in the Coral Reef Sustainability Program“, for which she did statistics of the number of divers and snorklers at highly frequented dive sites in order to estimate the actual threat of the reefs (“Census survey of divers/snorkelers at highly frequented dive sites“). In addition the observed and registered violations of regulations of protected confined reef areas and helped with the planning and equipment of the new institute building.

Nikolaus Leisch

14 July - 11. August 2005

Nikolas Leisch

Niko studies biology and ecology at the University of Vienna, Austria and would like to specialize on marine biology. His major interest lays in the work of national parks (especially in the field of marine biology and in the management and administration of natural resources) and in the ecology of coral reefs. During his stay at the RSEC he accompanied the diploma student Miriam Reininger during her dives and worked on the Census Survey initiated by Babara Seeger Ibrahim about the statistical analysis of the number of divers and snorklers at highly frequented dive sites in order to estimate the actual threat of the reefs. He furthermore assisted with the accomplishment of a biological course and helped with literature search in the internet.