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The Archimedes-I cruise: back to port

+++ Für die deutsche Version bitte nach unten scrollen +++ All good things come to an end and so is the Archimedes-I cruise. For 48 days, 39 scientists and 31 crew members were onboard of the RV Sonne, cruising the Lau Basin in the south-west Pacific. The cruise was one of a kind because in […]

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The Archimedes-I cruise: A short look back to more than 110 years of interdisciplinary geo-research in Polynesia

+++ Für die deutsche Version bitte nach unten scrollen +++ And there are always tracks, and always someone has been there before,and always someone has climbed higher than you ever could,much higher. Don’t be discouraged, climb, climb. But there is no summit.And there is no fresh snow. Kurt Tucholsky, 1931 As it happens, we are […]

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Research at sea: a (wo)man’s business

+++ Für die deutsche Version bitte nach unten scrollen +++ Ever since we started sailing around the world, being at sea was considered a man’s job. According to the International Labour Organisation only 1-2% of seafarers are women today. So how did this come to be and where are we heading? Let’s dive into some […]

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The ARCHIMEDES-I cruise: full of surprises

+++ Für die deutsche Version bitte nach unten scrollen +++ The busy days of OBS deployment and recovery are long passed. We recovered the last station on the 21st of December and all the 48 stations are now standing happily on the deck in the back of the vessel, waiting for their next deployment. The […]

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ARCHIMEDES-I cruise: ready for take-off

+++ Für die deutsche Version, bitte nach unten scrollen +++ On the 10th of December 2018, 39 scientists with 7 different nationalities safely embarked the German research vessel RV ‘SONNE’. The harbour of embarkment, Suva, Fiji, is for most scientists literally the other side of the world. There are many roads that lead to Fiji. […]