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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PS93.2 Weekly Report No. 1 | 21 until 26 July 2015

Same procedure as every year: „Gardening“ in the deep Arctic Ocean

[28. July 2015] 

On June 21st, 46 scientists, engineers, technicians, and students coming from 10 nations embarked in sunny Tromsø to participate in the second leg of RV “Polarstern” expedition PS93.

PS93.2 Summary | 21 July till15 August 2015

The Polarstern Expedition PS93.2

21.07.2015 till 15.08.2015 - Tromsø - Tromsø

[21. July 2015] 

The scientific work during the expedition PS93.2 will support the time-series studies at the LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research) observatory HAUSGARTEN, where we document Global Change induced environmental variations on a polar deep-water ecosystem. This work is carried out in close co-operation between the HGF-MPG Joint Research Group on Deep-Sea Ecology and Technology, and the PEBCAO Group (Phytoplankton Ecology and Biogeochemistry in the Changing Arctic Ocean) at AWI and the Helmholtz Young Investigators Group SEAPUMP (Seasonal and regional food...

PS93.1 Weekly Report No. 3 | 13 till18 July 2015

Two more research days and a thank-you-very-much to all of you

[18. July 2015] 

Monday, 13 July. Station work within the ice is finished, we are steaming towards the ice edge, about 100 nm ahead from our station.

PS93.1 Weekly Report No. 2 | 6 till12 July 2015

About phytoplankton, moorings and mud

Hovercraft Experiment

[13. July 2015] 

Monday 06 July.  Our today’s activities are mainly related to the Hovercraft camp and Yngve & Audun. How should we procede?

PS93.1 Weekly Report No. 1 | 29 June to 5 July 2015

From Longyearbyen through Fram Strait towards Northeast Greenland

[06. July 2015] 

At 8:00 am the embarkment of scientists starts. As Polarstern cannot enter the harbor pier directly, people have to use the Zodiac (Fig.1).