from JellyMeter Blog

To be (complete) or not to be- That is the question

We finally published our research article on the choice of regeneration in the invasive comb jelly. you can follow the PR, as well as a link to the paper here: https://www.geomar.de/en/news/article/wundheilung-oder-neue-koerperteile-die-umwelt-entscheidet/ Here you can also find an interesting short movie on how we cut the larvae into half.  complete larvae has two tentacles and were […]

from Cape Verde Blog

Ein Rundgang durch das OSCM / A tour of the OSCM

Auf dem Weg zum OSCM / On the way to the OSCM. Photo: Jan Steffen/GEOMAR

Mit dem Internationalen Workshop on Marine & Atmospheric Science in West Africa vom 13. bis 17. November hat das Ocean Science Centre Mindelo seinen wissenschaftlichen Betrieb aufgenommen. Ab sofort steht es der internationalen Forschung als Logistik-, Konferenz- und Fortbildungszentrum im tropischen Ostatlantik zur Verfügung. Doch welche Räumlichkeiten gibt es im OSCM konkret? Was kann ich […]

from Cape Verde Blog

It’s official: the OSCM is fully operational!

Opened the OSCM for scientific operation (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR), Carlos Évora Rocha (National Director of Maritime Economy of the Republic of Cabo Verde), Pedro Gregorió Lopes Filho (architect), Prof. Dr. Arne Körtzinger (GEOMAR), Dr. Osvaldina Silva (President of the INDP), Augusto Neves (Mayor of São Vicente), Cordula Zenk (GEOMAR), Carlos Santos (Honorary Consul of Germany), Dr. Marie von Engelhardt (German Embassy in Dakar), Dr. Patrice Brehmer (IRD). Photo: Jan Steffen/GEOMAR

The second day of the International Workshop on Marine & Atmospheric Science in West Africa had a more official focus. Today, representatives of the Republic of Cape Verde, among them Carlos Évora Rocha (National Director of Maritime Economy of the Republic of Cabo Verde), Dr. Osvaldina Silva (president of the INDP) and Augusto Neves (mayor […]

from Cape Verde Blog

The importance of time-series observations

In the morning, Arne Körtzinger and Cordula Zenk welcome all participants of the international workshop. Photo: Jan Steffen/GEOMAR

The first day of the International Workshop on Marine &  Atmospheric Sciences in West Africa saw some very interesting talks on different observatories and long-term measurements in the Atlantic, scientific results gained from these observations and future research ideas. In the morning the focus was on the ocean itself, in the afternoon we moved on […]

from Ocean Navigator Blog

Mindelo: Dreh- und Angelpunkt für Meeresforschung im tropischen Atlantik

Wie gestern schon angekündigt, liegt der Schwerpunkt unserer Tätigkeiten in dieser Woche auf der Insel São Vicente, Cabo Verde, mitten im tropischen Atlantik.  Mann könnte fragen, warum die Kieler Meereswissenschaften ausgerechnet dort in Mindelo die Gründung eines “Ocean Science Centre” vorangetrieben haben. Da gibt es natürlich die wissenschaftlichen Gründe. Die haben wir hier im Blog […]

from Cape Verde Blog

Welcome at the OSCM!

Icebreaker event at the OSCM. Foto: Jan Steffen/GEOMAR

Yesterday the first major workshop at the brand new Ocean  Science Centre Mindelo  (OSCM), the International Workshop on Marine & Atmospheric Science in West Africa, started with an icebreaker event. We met many old friends who shared with us  the long way of proposing, planning and constructing the OSCM. We could also welcome some new […]