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Glider survey started…

Right after New Year’s Day a team of GEOMAR and INDP scientists and technicians have successfully deployed a pair of two oceanographic SLOCUM gliders. The two gliders were prepared on land at INDP and later deployed from RV Islandia south of the island of Santo Antao. The two gliders are equipped with a suite of […]

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Collecting Saharan dust at Cape Verde

„Why the hell do you go to Cape Verde to collect Saharan dust??“ was the question that Mirja was confronted with several times by the locals at Cape Verde in October. Of course it would be much easier to collect the sand straight from the Sahara desert in one day instead of mounting boxes on […]

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Hunting mesoscale eddies

A new multi-facetted and interdisciplinary research project was recently launched at CVOO. The project investigates biogeochemical and ecological processes within mesoscale water masses, so-called eddies, in the vicinity of Cape Verde. Since the establishment of CVOO, long-term mooring-based observations revealed a couple of unexpected biogeochemical and physical anomalies in the upper ocean. Strong hypoxic to […]