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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PS103 - Weekly Report No. 1 | 16 - 20 December 2016

We are leaving Cape Town

[21. December 2016] 

16. December, day of departure

As planned, Polarstern pushes away from the pier in Cape Town at 6pm, taking off for her 103rd expedition to the Antarctic.

PS102 - Weekly Report No. 3 | 21. November - 4. December 2016

Saharan dust and atmospheric smoke in Neptunes´ realm.

[05. December 2016] 

The week began with dust in the atmosphere and ended with Neptune's arrival on our ship.

PS102 - Weekly Report No. 2 | 20 - 27 November 2016

Working near the Equator

[29. November 2016] 

In the past week we have been travelling from 30° N towards the Equator and it has been getting steadily warmer with each mile traversed.

PS102 - Weekly Report No. 1 | 12 - 20 November 2016

Bound for Cape Town

[25. November 2016] 

When one spends hours in the winch room deploying rosette and CTD to 4900 m depth.  one has a lot of time to deliberate the passing of the first expedition week at sea, even though one is concentrating hard with the winch driver making sure the sampling bottle releases are at the right depths.

PS101 – Weekly Report No. 5 | 16. October - 23. October 2016

Homebound through the ice.

[24. October 2016] 

During the sixth week of expedition PS101 we are making our way home through the ice. A FRAM “superbuoy” station needs to be rescued before we leave the ice.