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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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PS99 - Weekly Report No. 2| 20 June - 26 June 2016

A short stopover?

[27. June 2016] 

On 23rd June, we reached Longyearbyen and the expedition PS99.1 came to an end. The hydrographical, biological and geological studies of the two EUROFLEETS2 projects, explained in detail in our first weekly report, could successfully be completed. Within only 2½ days available ship-time we managed to sample the water column and the seafloor, to map the seafloor with a towed camera system, and to exchange moorings with current-meters and sediment traps at a total of 40 stations at water depths between 150 and 1800 m. Exhausted but as happy as could be...

PS99 - Weekly Report No. 1| 13 June - 19 June 2016

We are on the way – finally!

[20. June 2016] 

That’s what we’ve been heading for since weeks and months – finally it’s real! In the early evening on the 13th June 2016 we set sail for the long passage from Bremerhaven to the Arctic. We, that is 45 crew members and a total of 51 scientists, engineers, technicians and students with the common goal to conduct multidisciplinary investigations in the atmosphere, the water column and at the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean.



PS99 Summary| 13 June - 16 July 2016

The Expedition PS 99 from Bremerhaven to Tromsø

[06. June 2016] 

The RV Polarstern expedition PS99 to the Arctic will start on 13 June 2016 in Bremerhaven and lead to study areas northwest of Bear Island, south of Spitsbergen and in the central and eastern Fram Strait.

PS98 Weekly Report No. 4 | 2 - 8 May 2016

Training in Sediment Acoustics

[09. May 2016] 

On Tuesday, May 3rd, a group of 20 Masters and PhD students and 5 instructors boarded the R/V Polarstern in Las Palmas. Some of those who have already been on board from Punta Arenas for more than three weeks, took the occasion to make a short shore leave.

PS98 Weekly report No. 3 | 25 April - 1 May 2016

Crossing the equator

[03. May 2016] 

On Tuesday last week, the route of Polarstern towards its home base crossed the equator. Shortly after that we also traversed the “atmospheric equator”, the so-called Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), which is usually associated with heavy rain showers and thunderstorms.