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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]