Weekly Reports Polarstern

The Expedition PS122/1A - PS122/6 - MOSAIC

Expedition PS122 - MOSAIC

Dear reader of the Polarstern weekly reports,

In this place you are used to find the Weekly Reports from the Polarstern Expeditions.

During the MOSAIC Expedition there will be no weekly reports, but you may keep yourself informed on the Polarstern blog


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PS111 – Weekly Report No. 3 | 3 - 9 February 2018


[13. February 2018] 

This week’s work on PS111 was focused on moorings. Instruments, which have stayed in the water for up to 4 years, were retrieved and re-deployed.

PS111 – Weekly Report No. 2 | 27 January - 2 February 2018

Neumayer and beyond

[09. February 2018] 

Now we have arrived – Polarstern makes her way easily through the disintegrating winter sea ice cover, heading for the northeastern edge of Ekström Ice Shelf.

PS111 – Weekly Report No. 1 | 19 - 26 January 2018

Temperature Changes

[30. January 2018] 

We just escaped from the snowstorm in Germany. Since our plane had to be de-iced and then re-fueled twice, we started our flight to South Africa with a 3-hour delay. Between the Bavarian slush and the Antarctic sea ice, we enjoy a short warm-up period with wonderful 26 °C while having a ‘farewell beer’ at Cape Town’s Waterfront.

PS110 - Weekly Report No. 2 | 3 - 11 January 2018

From the Equator to the Cape-Basin

[12. January 2018] 

Also along the second part of our journey, the top priority remains to reach our destination on time in order to avoid delays in the tight schedules of the forthcoming Antarctic expeditions. Thus, during one of the shortest transits from Bremerhaven to Cape Town, there is very little time for station work.

PS110 - Weekly Report No. 1 | 20 December 2017 - 3 January 2018

From Advent into the New Year

[05. January 2018] 

According to the schedule Polarstern left Bremerhaven at high tide and in tight fog on 20th December, 2017. On board are 44 crew members and 9 scientists. There are also 2 inspectors of Laeisz Shipping Company and 4 engineers and technicians from companies in duty of last jobs left over from the ship-yard time of the vessel.