Expedition ANT-XXIV/2

Cape Town by night
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Polarstern: Fairly comfortable home away from home

By: Kelly Brown, University of Bergen

There she was in the harbor, the R/V Polarstern, with several low slung buildings, a security fence and a visit through customs the only thing between me and my floating home to be for the next ten weeks.  You could just... [more]

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Polarstern: First night at sea

By: Brigitte Ebbe, Senckenberg

After the first night at sea which ended with a still stangely bright morning we start into a very busy day. We scientists get an introduction into the daily operations of the ship into which we will have to inegrate ourselves in... [more]

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Polarstern: Meta over board.

By: Torben Riehl, University of Hamburg

The epibenthic sledge (EBS) called "Meta" is a prototype of this gear designed by Nils Brenke. It consists of two frames of steel with a total weight of 484 kg , and it is 3.45 m long, 1.13 m high and 1.2 m wide. It is designed... [more]

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Polarstern: Fourth day aboard Polarstern

By: Angelika Brandt, University of Hamburg

Today is our fourth day aboard Polarstern, and we are underway to our first station. The ship looks very different already. Containers have been emptied, instruments installed, some scientists are occupied with their tricky... [more]

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Polarstern: First Sunday in Advent

By: Saskia Brix, Senckenberg

Today is Sunday, and it is the first Sunday in Advent 2007, recognizable by the kitchen serving us duck and red cabbage together with dumplings. Additionally, most of the scientists started decorating their working places with... [more]

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