After two days and the first 15 sampling stations we arrived in Malmö, Sweden on Sunday, October 2nd at 9 o’clock in the morning. With around 312.000 inhabitants, Malmö is the third largest city of Sweden. On our way to Malmö we passed under the Øresundbridge, which is the world longest combined railway and motorway cable stayed bridge. It connects Malmö and Kopenhagen, Denmark.
On arrival, half of the group was still recovering from the night shift, while the rest started with what was the main aim of this stay: data analysis and sample processing. Plankton had to be quantified, data analysed, and a city to be discovered. During the first day it was raining, hence we were not sad to sit in the lab. On the next day we got lucky with the weather when we finally finished our sample processing and analyses and were ready to go on a tour of the city. We enjoyed the old part with its many wooden beamed buildings.
On Tuesday the 4th of October at 9 am we left Malmö in a northern direction heading towards the Kattegat to continue our sampling.
Fabian Wolf, Nora-Charlotte Pauli