10. December 2015 Be part of “My Science Cruise”

On-board training in the framework of the semester topic “Ocean Observation – from Sensor to Knowledge”

The Kiel Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” announces special fellowships for on-board training in South Atlantic Research on the RV METEOR (cruise M124). “My Science Cruise” is part of the activities of the new Future Ocean semester topic “Ocean Observation – from Sensor to Knowledge”, which highlights new opportunities to streamline the workflow from data acquisition in the field, the conversion and processing of the data, and the generation and distribution of information and knowledge products.


Among a variety of scientific and outreach activities “My Science Cruise” will be a practical sea-going training opportunity for master and PhD students from institutions of countries bordering on the South Atlantic. The training is focused on the field of physical oceanography, marine meteorology, surface layer biogeochemistry and plankton ecology on a “South Atlantic crossing” during the RV Meteor cruise M124 and includes a supervised research project of topics that relate to the overarching theme: “Ocean Observation – from sensor to knowledge”. Specific research topics may include: the role of the South Atlantic in the global overturning circulation, Agulhas rings and their role in water mass exchange between the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean, meteorological conditions in the South Atlantic: Wind, temperature and radiation; Satellite data and ship based observation – differences and similarities; the ocean in a changing climate: Warming of the oceans – from surface to the very deep waters. Own topic proposals related to the South Atlantic are welcome!

Time schedule – Meteor M124 cruise
28. February 2016: Pre cruise science seminar
29. February: Start of cruise M124 in Cape Town, RZA
18. March: End of cruise M124 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
19. March 2016: Science projects final seminar presentations

Applications shall be send to Sabrina Speich (sabrina.speich@ens.fr) with cc to Johannes Karstensen (jkarstensen@geomar.de) by the 20th of December 2015.

Application form (word document) and further information (pdf)


Dr. Anke Schneider
Coordinator semester topic “Ocean Observation”