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POS520: Exciting Discoveries / Spannende Entdeckungen

Bruce Robison, MBARI, climbing out of JAGO after a dive down to 350 m, welcomed back on board by the two technicians Peter and Ede / Bruce Robinson (MBARI) verlässt nach einem Tauchgang bis in 350 Metern Tiefe das Tauchboot JAGO. Die beiden Techniker Peter und Ede begrüßen ihn zurück an Deck. Photo: Karen Hissmann/JAGO-Team

Oceanographic pioneer Maurice Ewing is reported to have advised his students that the key to discovery is to take a new instrument to a place where no one has explored before. The midwater research conducted off the Cape Verde Islands during Poseidon Cruise 520 is a fine example of that research philosophy. The unique combination […]

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Harvesting

Earthquake waves generated by the Sept 9, 2017 Mexiko earthquake (magnitude 8.2). The waves travel through the earth, similar to a medical computer tomography. We use these data to reconstruct the inner structure of our planet.

During our last days here in our working area we are shifting it into gear, because it is harvesting time! Finally we will have a look at our data coming back from the sea floor – we all have been waiting for this very moment since weeks now (and some of us since a few […]

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On the edge

Wet conditions on the edge. Photo: M. Neckel, GEOMAR/CAU.

In our last blog entries we have already reported on our gear and how difficult recovery can be at times. Today, we would like to share some of the daily working life of the scientists here on board with you. Marine geophysical surveys commonly require a large number of helping hands (and brains, of course). […]

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POS520 Cape Verde Cruise / POS520 Fahrt um die Kapverden

POSEIDON vor der Kapverden Insel Fogo / RV POSEIDON off the Cape Verdean island of Fogo. Photo Karen Hissmann / JAGO-Team

(Deutsche Version unten) Between the 14 Feb and  1 March 2018 expedition POS520 with RV POSEIDON and the submersible JAGO takes place off the coast of the cape verde island Santo Antão. The chief scientist, the JAGO team and participants of the cruise write here as guest writers. Today Henk-Jan Hoving, GEOMAR, Deep Sea Biologist, […]