The operators of the large and medium-sized German research vessels have jointly established a procedure which offers the opportunity to exchange the applications for ship time for individual ships. This procedure provides a comparable standard as to the reviews for all ships and thus helps optimizing operation.
Proposals for POLARSTERN and HEINCKE may only be submitted to Portal deutsche Forschungsschiffe (www.portal-forschungsschiffe.de). Here, you will also find all necessary information on how to write the proposal.
AWI-internal main-user and secondary-user applications for both vessels have to be related very closely to the POV IV programme (exception: Third party funded projects). Therefore, it is necessary to consult the scientific coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the AWI Board of Directors well before submitting an application.
Twice a year, you may submit proposals for all medium and large-scale research vessels: End of February and end of August each year.
For HEINCKE – season 2023:
Submission deadlines: August 31, 2022 and February 28, 2023 - in each case until 10:00 am at the latest
For POLARSTERN (main use):
Submission deadline: February 28., 2023 - until 10:00 am at the latest
TRANSIT: from 2024 (South to North) and later (only applications without significant additional need for shiptime)
ARKTICA and ANTARKTICA: The mid-term planning for expeditions into the polar regions until March 2025 is completed. Currently, no further main-user applications can be accepted for these areas.
For POLARSTERN (secondary-use):
Currently the submission deadlines are the same as for medium-sized ships - end of August and end of February each year with a lead-time of approx. 1.5 years. Applications are currently possible for transit (south - north) at March 2024.
Please also keep informed about: www.portal-forschungsschiffe.de
If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com