I, Malin Waage, conquered my first mountain (Vesoldo, 1047 m) by foot (that’s what my mother say at least) at an age of 3, – and I think I have been addicted ever since. Mountains exhibit so many possibilities; hiking, hunting, climbing, skiing, mountain biking and more in breathtaking surroundings. I wanted to learn more about them and how they form, which (and a special interest for nature science and mathematics) made me begin a bachelor in Geophysics at the university of Bergen. After spending the last semester on Svalbard, I could not turn back south. I love the long winters in the north – and the mountains were breathtaking! In 2011 I moved to Tromsø for a master degree in Marine Geology and Geophysics at UiT, and after a 2,5 year break from the academia, working offshore in an oil service company (mostly for the free-time)  I started a PhD in marine Geophysics at same university (sept. 2015). I aim to gain a better understanding of spatial and temporal fluid migration systems and dynamics of gas hydrates in the arctic region by use of 3D and time-lapse seismic studies. As Kate mentions, we are both looking at the geology we cant see (because it is under water), but we can interpret and relate to the geology we see on land today. Not to sound to cheezy, I think that makes us harvest the best of two worlds; the mountains and oceans and all that surrounds them here in the arctic – glaciers, whales, polar bears and mountains to mention a few.