Bemvindo GEOMAR – five intense days in Cabo Verde

Team Cabo Verde meets Team GEOMAR in Mindelo.

From 20 to 24 January 2023, a delegation from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel visited Cabo Verde to discuss further research cooperations with regional partners and to strengthen the role of the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM). This plattform for support and exchange was put into operation in 2017 by GEOMAR and the Cape Verdean Instituto do Mar (IMar). The focus of the OSCM is on logistical and technological services to facilitate marine and atmospheric research in the region, regional networking as well as academic training. In addition, GEOMAR Director Professor Dr. Katja Matthes welcomed the participants of the “Ocean Race Summit” at the OSCM, a high-profile summit on sustainable ocean protection in the framework of the global regatta “The Ocean Race”. 

Day 1: Meeting our colleagues and friends from IMar

Day 2: Strengthening Partnerships

Day 3: Science-Policy, part I: Interactions on board & atmospheric research in Cabo Verde

Day 4: Science-Policy, part II: International Summit at OSCM

Day 5: Meeting the Racing teams & the prime minister of Cabo Verde