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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]