Seal tracks data processing and visualization

Elephant and weddell seals in Antarctica have been equipped with satellite transponders for researching their travel and eat behaviour. During such a campaign our client from Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung was in the polar regions for several months to equip marine mammals. Meanwhile we continuously retrieved navigation data from those transponders, post-processed data and informed our client in field about the recent state. Read more

Data management at the Gakkel ridge

For searching a plume two colleagues attended the Polarstern cruise PS86 to the Arctic. The objective was to find hot outflows from the crust at the Gakkel ridge. We acquired and post-processed bathymetry data from a multibeam echosounder und created several maps for planning and forecasting ice coverage in the research area. The contractor was the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen.