Replacing the 10°S Ocean Observatory

Recovering a mooring. Photo by Martin Visbeck.

The GEOMAR ocean observatory at 10°S is an installation of instruments in the ocean with the goal to obtain long times series of ocean changes. At 10°S off the Brazilian coast the observatory consists of four long moorings that measure currents, temperature and salinity. The array was first installed between 2000 and 2004 and after […]

What is a CTD?

The first day on a ship is always very exciting. So many new things to see, explore and learn. One of the main instruments that we will be using on the expedition is the CTD. CTD stands for Conductivity, Temperature and Depth and refers to some of the sensors that the CTD-Rosette System carries. At […]

Safety first …

Shortly after leaving port we have to get acquainted with the safety procedures on board of METEOR. We gather in the seminar room and … listen to the officer’s presentation about safety, fire, man-over-board, alarms and many more topics. So much to remember on the first day. But luckily we can browse the same information […]

Departure from Recife

On Tuesday, October 29 2019 at 10:00 the pilot boards METEOR to guide us outside the port. The sun is already shining very strong and we are excited to finally reach the Atlantic Ocean. The views from the observations deck on METEOR is excellent and a perfect place to watch all the port operations. The […]

Boarding METEOR

On Monday, October 28, we finally were able to board RV METEOR. She will be our home for the next good three weeks. From the oceanographic seminar at the university we were transported by bus to the port of Recife. From the bus we walk over the gangway on to the ship and are greeted […]

Seminar in Recife prior to boarding METEOR

On Monday, October 28, the scientific crew of M159 and M158 met with our oceanography colleagues from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in Recife for a half day long seminar. The topics covered the first results from the M158 expedition, recent papers by some of the participants and student presentation from UFPE colleagues. Our […]