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MSM63 – 04

After a delayed start due to technical problems we decided to concentrate on water column sampling and acoustic surveys of the Goldeneye area for the time that we have left. We are very excited to finally get some water samples to characterise the bottom water chemistry in the region. Multibeam and Parasound transects provide us […]

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Let the GAME begin

Hello! We are Isa and Feli and here comes the first GAME blog in 2017. The aim of this year’s GAME project is to investigate the impact of global warming on the consumption rates of invertebrate herbivores. After the introductory course in March in Kiel, Germany, we travelled to Menai Bridge, a small and beautiful […]

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GAME alumni talk series starts this week

This year GAME celebrates its 15th anniversary and on this occasion we are starting a talk series in which programme alumni will speak about their career paths that followed their participation in GAME. Our first speaker is Sarah Piehl who participated in the first GAME project on the biological effects of microplastics in 2013. In […]

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MSM63 – 03

Hello World, Next in our program was the deployment of 14 Ocean Bottom Electric (OBE) field receivers from the Ocean Bottom Instrument Consortium (OBIC). A recent development is the vertical arm so that 6 stations recorded not only the horizontal but also the vertical electric field. Deployment of the OBEs extended over two sessions with […]

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MSM63 – 02

OBEMs and Sunset

Hello world,   greetings from the scientists aboard the research vessel Maria S. Merian. We started two days ago in Southampton with a tight work schedule and many expectations for the cruise MSM63-PERMO. Our aim is to survey the major fluid escape features in the central North Sea.   We did arrive in the southern […]

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MSM63 – 01

Hello world,   greetings from the scientists of the cruise MSM63 – PERMO on RV Maria S. Merian! We just left Southampton and set sail northwards to our first survey area, the southern Viking Graben in the central North Sea. There we will first collect bathymetric data to check if the area is suitable for […]

Work hard, play hard!

Ganz nach dem Motto “work hard play hard” genießen wir auch unsere Freizeit an Bord und gestalten diese kunterbunt. Angefangen mit Fischtennis, über Filmabende mit trashigen Ninja Filmen, bis zum Kuscheln auf dem Peildeck mit Vorlesestunde op Plattdütsch. Das Leben auf See ist sehr wetterabhängig und die Nähe zum Meer lässt uns oftmals Augenblicke intensiver […]

Melly Potter und die Kammer des Steffens

Die Ostsee ist durch einen von Ost nach West abnehmenden Salzgradienten charakterisiert, welcher durch Einstrom von salzhaltigem Meerwasser aus der Nordsee und Frischwasser aus den Flüssen der Anrainer aufrechterhalten wird. Aus marinen Lebensräumen ist bekannt, dass der Salzgehalt des Wassers eine Rolle bei der Verbreitung von Organismengemeinschaften spielen kann. Da besondere Anpassungen in der Osmoregulation […]