Last days at sea and arriving in Noumea, New Caledonia

[deutsche Version unten] 7th Weekly Report(4th April – 8th April 2022) Our last station (station 44) was conducted in the early morning of April 4. Immediately after the station was finished, we departed for Noumea, and started analysing the last set of samples, clearing our laboratories and packing our boxes and loading the containers.The packing […]

Mercury in the South Pacific Ocean

Guten Tag from the fabulous mercury duo! We are Alina (PhD Student, University of Pau) on board for the Marine Mercury Lab at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography Marseille and Kati (Postdoc, GEOMAR). Our mission on this cruise is to provide new observations on all chemical forms of mercury (called Hg species) in the South […]

Learning de luxe

Hey there, This is the second GEOTRACES cruise I have attended. Back in Kiel I am taking part in the bachelor’s program Biochemistry and molecular biology. I have been working as a research assistant in Eric Achterberg’s lab at GEOMAR for the last two years, and I am very happy to join them on the […]

No pain, no gain

[deutsche Version unten] We are almost done! Our voyage between Chile and New Caledonia has been just under two months now! Despite all the challenges, we are going strong, through Southern Pacific, one of the least studied areas in our planet, working very hard, day and night. We woke up at 3am from time to […]

Blog from the CREATE participants

The SO289 research cruise aboard R/V Sonne, which involves the trans-Pacific leg of the GEOTRACES program, is a 48-day expedition consisting of 48 planned CTD cast stations taken at approximately 1-3° intervals all the way from the coast of Chile to the South Fiji Basin (Figure 1). The chief objective of this research cruise is […]

Observations of surface ocean pH and pCO2, and (micro-)nutrient control of ocean productivity in the South Pacific Ocean

[deutsche Version unten] 5th Weekly Report SO289 Progress: We have had a successful last few days, following our unplanned detour to Tahiti. We commenced sampling again on Wednesday morning (March 23) just outside the EEZ of French Polynesia and have been able to conduct daily station occupations with CTD casts and in situ pump deployments. […]