from Baltic Gender Blog

Female Chief Officer on board: Heike Dugge

Meet Heike Dugge, the woman who works as the Chief Officer on board the German Research Ship METEOR What inspire you to pursue a career in marine technologies? In the mid 90‘ I started my studies of civil engineering at the University of Rostock and at the same time I started working on sailing ships. […]

from msm71 Blog

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 […]

from msm71 Blog

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). […]

Wie viel Mikroplastik ist an unseren Stränden?

Das Thema Mikroplastik ist derzeit in aller Munde. Fast jeder hat schon von diesen Teilchen gehört, die man kaum sehen kann und die doch anscheinend überall sind: In unserer Zahncreme, in unserem Duschgel, möglicherweise auch in unserer Nahrung, vor allem aber in unserer Umwelt. Die Sorge um die Folgen dieser Verschmutzung umtreibt viele Menschen, und […]

from Cape Verde Blog

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, […]

from Game Blog

GAME 2018: Grazing in a warmer ocean revisited – will marine invertebrates change their food preferences?

In the last GAME project, the student teams found experimental evidence for the assumption that consumption rates of herbivorous invertebrates will increase when the ocean gets warmer. However, their experiment was (like all experiments) somehow limited, since they offered their test animals a mono-diet that did not give them the chance to change their food […]

from msm71 Blog

To fish in muddy waters…

OBS waiting for ist recovery on the starboard side of RV Maria S Merian. Photo: Y. Xia, GEOMAR

Doing science at sea has its very own rules – just like the German soccer cup or DFB-Pokal, for which the saying goes: The cup makes its own rules. The teams dedicate many months to a thorough preparation, all options are evaluated, everything is double-checked, every tactical variation is considered and at the end everything […]

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Ocean bottom What??

An OBS on the working deck of RV Merian. The orange cylinders are the floatations which make sure that the instrument will come back to the surface. Photo: Martha Deen

If you want to get an image of the Alps, you need seismometers surrounding the area. But how do you get the seismometers to work at the bottom of the sea? And how do you get them back? To explain this, we invite you to a virtual journey on board of the research vessel Maria […]