#MSM106 Floating University – Our time in Germany

After the cruise MSM106 some of the WASCAL students spent some time in Germany at different institutes to work on their Master thesis. Here are some impressions from the students. Nach der Expedition MSM106 verbrachten einige der WASCAL-Studierenden einige Zeit in Deutschland an verschiedenen Instituten, um an ihrer Masterarbeit zu arbeiten. Hier sind einige Eindrücke […]

#M182 How to measure fragile organisms without catching them?

Quantifying the biomass of gelatinous organisms, especially those from the deep sea, is a big challenge. Since gelatinous organisms are so fragile, they get destroyed easily by nets and thus we only find unidentifiable remains in net catches. This is something we also see in our multinet samples, which we collected during day and night […]

#M182 That was the Eddy!

As part of the Helmholtz Earth system observation program MOSES, researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel departed on the third expedition to investigate oceanic eddies between Cape Verde and Mauritania. The second week of M182 marked the start of the eddy hunting phase. After identifying the eddy’s size of 70 x […]

#M182 The MOSES Eddy Hunt Begins

As part of the Helmholtz Earth system observation program MOSES, researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel departed on the third expedition to investigate oceanic eddies between Cape Verde and Mauritania. The second week of M182 marks the start of the eddy hunting phase. “Eddies are circular currents that can either upwell […]

#M182 Departure from Mindelo

As part of the Helmholtz Earth system observation program MOSES, researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel departed on the third expedition to investigate oceanic eddies between Cape Verde and Mauritania. First things first: Let’s talk about safety The M182 expedition started at 9:00 am local time on 31.05.2022 in Mindelo on […]

#MSM106 Floating University #IAmScience

German version below Tales of A Marine Scientist Growing up, I have always been fascinated by the sea- this endless beautiful body of water. People loved to go to the beach for recreation, but I always wanted to see what the sea brought to land-shells, plants, shoes. It was a different kind of love. So, […]