Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our clients, partners and friends! We are glad we could support the following projects in 2016: Afghan Volunteer Women Association (Afghanischer Frauenverein e. V.) Mathematical Olympiad 2017 in Bremerhaven Findus – A Living Room with Culture & Food in Bremerhaven GAP (Geophysical Activity Program) in Muenster Read more...

Programmable converter box for serial data (RS232/RS422)

The German research icebreaker RV “Polarstern” now operates with programmable converter boxes by FIELAX. This box can read incoming serial data (interfaces RS232/RS422), convert/transform it by a programmable micro controller and output it serially. Multiple boxes have been installed on “Polarstern” to convert NMEA and binary data from a motion sensor to feed devices requiring specialised input telegram formats. Contractor was Reederei F. Laeisz GmbH. Read more...

Polarstern’s PS101: Seamounts and their data

Three colleagues of ours supported a science team around Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius on Polarstern’s campaign PS101 to Karasik Seamount in the Arctic. They were responsible for the ship’s IT infrastructure, the operation of the echosounders ATLAS Hydrosweep and Parasound as well as analysis, processing and documentation of acquired datasets e. g. from underwater navigation systems. Additionally to all that they found a new sea mount close to the Gakkel Ridge. Read more...