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Amphipods consuming bait over a 10 hours period at 6980m depht in the Atacama Trench.

@Alan Jamison, Newcastle University

23/11/2023 - TUMSAT Special Exhibition "Door to the Hadal:  Footprints of research cruises operated by TUMSAT"

Main Guest speaker:  Dr. Kazumasa Oguri .  Challenges to the Hadal: Technological developments of the  Deep-sea Research from the historical backgrounds, present states, and the future directions.

Facilitator and speaker: Prof. Hiroshi Kitazato:  Challenge to the Hadal :  Technological developments vs. Scientific demands


20/10/2023 - Ronnie Glud gave a talk at Tokyo University.

Title:  Life and element cycling at the deepest oceanic trenches on Earth.


9/7/2023 - 9/10/2023 - Hiroshi Kitazato was involved in an exhibition at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo, "The Oceans".


11-15/7/2023 - Ronnie Glud and Kazumasa Oguri participated in "The international Conference on Biology, Geology, and Environment of Hadal Trenches" in Sanya, Hainan, China.

Ronnies title: Benthic element cycling and microbial life in the hadal trenches

Kazumasas title: Sediment accumulation and carbon burial in different hadal trench systems.


2/4/2023 - Hadal center has been involved in a new world record! Please look at the Guiness Japan website


16/03/2023 - JP Balmonte and Sachia Traving give a talk in Dansk Selskab for Marinbiologi in Copenhagen.

Tittle: Marine biology in the dark - a deep dive into the deep sea research with the global leaders in the field.

Link to the invitation


12/11/2022 - Mathias Middelboe participated in a panel discussion "I Galathea 2 - ekspeditionens ånd" arranged by the Museum of natural history and Cinemateket



23 September 2022 - Belén Anais Franco Cisterna gives talk in the 3rd  seminar of the Deep-Sea Biology Society  Seminar Series.

Title: Effect of hydrostatic pressure on organic matter export to fuel deep-sea life.


16 September 2022 - Peter Stief gave a presentation in the 7th international Workshop on Deep Sea Microbiology.

Title: Marine snow in the deep sea? Effect of hydrostatic pressure on microbial degradation and colonization of model diatom aggregates.


8 August 2022 - Ronnie Glud invited talk at University of British Columbia.

Title:  Life and element cycling at the deepest trenches on Earth




A. Glud

8 August 2022 - Hiroshi Kitazato being interviewed on DSSV Pressure Drop by the Japanese television channel - NHK



28 May 2022 - Ronnie Glud participated in DIAS panel discussion on natural, political and commercial changes in the Arctic -  at the Harbor Festival in Odense.



28 April 2022 - Hiroshi Kitazato give outreach lecture to high school students at Tokai University at Nagano Prefecture.

Title Challenges to the Hadal Realm of the Oceans: the Last Frontier on the Earth.


March 2022 (17:00 - 19:00) Ronnie Glud talk at Folkeuniversitetet i Ålborg

Title: Dybhavets forunderlige verden: Processer og mikrober i dybhavet; nøgle faktorer i Jordens udvikling og element kredsløb.


3 February 2022 (11:00 - 12:00) - Ronnie Glud talk at the University of Vienna, Dept. for Bio-Oceanography & Marine Biology. Link to the webinar 

Title: Life and element cycles in the deepest trenches on Earth.


2 December 2021 - Ronnie Glud: Folkeuniversitetet i Odense

Title: Dybhavets forunderlige verden.


19 November 2021 - Ronnie Glud: International symposium on Deep Sea Biogeochemistry.

Title: Benthic carbon mineralization at great Oceanic depht.


17 November 2021 - Ronnie Glud: Microflora Danica event at University of Aalborg

TitleLife and element cycling in the deepest trenches on Earth.


15 November2021 - Ronnie Glud: The annual Congress 2021 in the Danish Microbial Society.

Title: Life and element cycling in the deepest trenches on Earth.


9 April2021 - Peter Stief talk at Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen.

Title: Micobial degradation of "marine snow" at high pressure: Respiration measurements in a rotating pressure tank.


13  February 2021 - Hiroshi Kitazato talk at Tochigi Study Center of Open University of Japan with the title:

Last frontier on Earth: Challenges to the research of hadal environments and life!  (67 persons + one dog took part in the zoom talk)


1 December 2020 - Mathias Middelboe talk at 'Kaffeklubben' - DTU Aqua's Seminar Series, link to abstract below:

'Bacteria and viruses at extreme oceanic depths (8000-10000 m): Spatial variations and evidence of prophage-encoded genes supporting bacterial growth in hadal sediments'


1 December 2020 - Clemens Schauberger talk at SDU Microbiology Lecture Series

Title: Hadal trenches are hotspots for microbial life in the deep sea


28 October  and 3 November 2020 - Ronnie Glud and Bo Barker Jørgensen (Dept. of Biology, Aarhus University) public lecture about the deep sea and their research, live from Aarhus University and broadcast virtually to audiences across Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

More information about the lecture (in Danish)

Last Updated 14.11.2023