Where is polarstern?

Figures and facts

Port of registry
Bremerhaven
Length118 metres
Width25 metres
Max. draught11.20 metres
Max. displacement17,277 tons
Empty weight
12,012 tons
Commissioning AWI1982
Engine4 x KHD RBV 8M540
Engine power
19,198 PS (four engines)
Range19,000 nautical miles /
80 days
Max. speed
16 knots
Operation area
Everywhere including pack ice zone
Crew44
Days on sea per year (2013)
310
ShipyardNobiskrug, Rendsburg and Howaldswerke - Deutsche Werft Kiel AG, Germany
Scientists per day / long term sailing
none / 53

 

 

More Information

Polarstern is not only a research vessel but also a gigantic measuring instrument. Data are constantly collected aboard, some of them are also sent consecutively to different receivers. Further information about Polarstern can be found on the following pages:

AWI

Meteorological observations

Cruise Reports (data overview)

Sea Ice Portal

expedition.awi.de

Extern

sailwx.info

The sound of Polarstern

FS Polarstern on tour