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
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.
In heavy seastate we attended Polarstern cruise ANT-29/8 to the southwest-indian ridge for acquiring sub-bottom sonar data as well as creation of data and maps.