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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 […]

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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 M138 Blog

10°51.600’S 78°24.130’W

After a long and exhausting flight from Europe, we arrived in Lima, Peru, on the 30th of May. Down here we were facing the typical Peruvian winter weather. It was cloudy and rainy and felt almost like Kiel in summer. The next day we went straight to the port of Callao, a place where many […]

from Cape Verde Blog

Ocean Science Centre Mindelo just before scientific operation

Preparations for the scientific operation of GEOMAR research station started After two and a half years of construction, the new GEOMAR research station in Mindelo, Cape Verde, has been completed. Now the preparations for the scientific operation of the Ocean Science Center Mindelo have begun. The project is a cooperation of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre […]

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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 […]

from Cape Verde Blog

MSM61: Nachfrage! Demand!

*** English version below*** Die Expedition MSM61 hat vor fast einem Monat begonnen und weil es eine so kurze Fahrt war, ist sie auch schon seit zwei Wochen wieder vorbei. „Kurz“ ist dabei aber nicht gleichzusetzen mit „wenig passiert“. Für mich war es die erste Fahrt auf einem großen Forschungsschiff fern der Ostsee und ich […]

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MSM61: Ein Perspektivenwechsel – Changing the perspective

*** English version below *** Seit drei Jahren arbeite ich für die Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), deren Ziel es ist für die Regierungen seiner derzeit 35 Mitgliedsländer evidenz-basierte Politikempfehlungen zu formulieren. Ich selbst habe mich mit dem Thema Meereswirtschaft beschäftigt und dabei ökonomische Wachstumsprognosen für einzelne maritime Industrien sowie die Meereswirtschaft gesamtheitlich […]