Weekly Reports Polarstern
The Expedition PS10105 from Punta Arenas to Bremerghaven
The return voyage to Bremerhaven starts on March 21, 2017 in Punta Arenas, Chile, with stopovers in Las Palmas, Spain, on April 11, 2017 and Le Havre, France, on April 18, 2017. Polarstern will return to Bremerhaven on April 20, 2017.
During the cruise from Punta Arenas to Bremerhaven the universities of Göttingen and Frankfurt will conduct en route measurements in the fields of air chemistry and physics. Furthermore the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg will carry out en route measurements of particulate material in the atmosphere. Additionally the German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst/ DWD) will run a training program on board. In preparation for the renewal of the two shaft generators, which will take place in autumn 2017, initial work will be conducted by an outside company on the trip from Punta Arenas to Le Havre.
During the trip from Las Palmas to Bremerhaven a training program in hydro acoustic measurements will take place. 16 students from Germany, Italy, Ireland and the People’s Republic of China will participate.
From Le Havre to Bremerhaven we will welcome 9 guests from the scientific committee of the German Federal Parliament as well as representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Our guests will be informed about scientific working on and with the vessel and the education of students on board.