The German Research Vessel Polarstern

30 Minutes

Thomas Bruns

The German Research Vessel Polarstern

Published: 03 August 2012

In the second presentation in the frame of the Polarstern project, the presenter refers on the activities performed by the Marine-Meteorological Service (Seewetteramt) in Hamburg. He gives insight into the different products they deliver like wave height and wind forecasts. Exact forecasts are crucial for the time optimization of ship routes. The second part of the presentation is devoted the vessel Polarstern on which the presenter also had the occasion to work. He refers on the current track of the ship, the work of the scientists onboard and talks about the challenges of such a journey. Finally, he comes to speak about the German research station in Antarctica (Neumayer III) which also serves as basis for forecasters from DWD.

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Polarstern, Neumayer III, Seewetteramt