Thomas Hammerich, Geologist

Though he seemed destined for a career as a production engineer, it was Thomas Hammerich’s love for geology and paleontology — his second university major — that altered his path. Specializing in Marine Geology, Subduction Zones and Volcanology led him to the sea.

The Neumuenster, German native won numerous graduate and postgraduate scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Bremer Studienfonds, and the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research projects have taken him to Alaska, Austria, Chile, and New Zealand.

Thomas shared his passion for the living world, participating in the travel exhibition “The Geoship — Adventure Marine Geosciences”, and helped coordinate the 1st international “Nano-Camp” and the Sciences & Art Expo. It was during research cruises to Costa Rica and Nicaragua aboard the German research vessel Meteor, however, when he discovered his passion for the seafaring life. That’s when he decided to embark on worldwide expedition cruises.

In addition to his experience as a lecturer and expedition team member, Thomas — who’s currently completing his PhD thesis — is a lecturer at the annual international Fleugel-Course at the University of Erlangen, Nürnberg. He also reviews articles for international science magazines and works as a consultant.

In his free time, Thomas participates in adventure events and international running competitions.

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Dec 06 2014 16 9420 Silver Discoverer Dunedin, New Zealand to Dunedin, New Zealand $11,450
Dec 22 2014 16 9421 Silver Discoverer Dunedin, New Zealand to Dunedin, New Zealand $14,550
Jan 07 2015 15 9501 Silver Discoverer Dunedin, New Zealand to Wellington, New Zealand $11,850
Jan 22 2015 9 9502 Silver Discoverer Wellington, New Zealand to Lyttelton (Christchurch), New Zealand $6,950
Apr 09 2015 10 9508 Silver Discoverer Broome, Australia to Darwin, Australia $9,850
Apr 19 2015 10 9509 Silver Discoverer Darwin, Australia to Broome, Australia $9,850
Apr 29 2015 10 9510 Silver Discoverer Broome, Australia to Darwin, Australia $9,850
May 09 2015 10 9511 Silver Discoverer Darwin, Australia to Broome, Australia $9,850
Aug 31 2015 11 9519 Silver Discoverer Otaru (Sapporo), Japan to Kobe, Japan $8,150
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