There currently are two permanent staff members on Helgoland: Dr. Jochen Dierschke is the technical leader of the Island station, and Phil Keuschen is his assistant. In addition, there is usually a large number of students and volunteers, who are helping out in the catching garden or writing their bachelor or master theses on Helgoland. During migration (March-May and August-October), many PhD students and postdocs who are otherwise based in Wilhelmshaven, join the Helgoland team to collect their data.