A key part of the ocean observations in the second phase of TRR181 has been the M180 SONETT Expedition, which stands for Synoptic Observations - a Nested approach to study Energy Transfer & Turbulence in the ocean. The expedition has been recently completed amidst the pandemic on board RV METEOR in South Atlantic Ocean, witth the aim to observe multiple processes that afect energy fluxes in the ocean and the ocean’s exchange with the atmosphere.
The research ship "FS Sonne" cast off on March 20 in the North Sea and will be on the Atlantic Ocean for 67 days to do research activities and collect data from the mooring stations.
In April 2019 a scientific crew on research vessel Poseidon recovered successfully a mooring that was deployed one year ago. In May 2018 a TRR 181 research team supervised by Dr. Maren Walter from University Bremen explored the dispersion of Tidal Energy along a path from the southern Azores.
In July/ August 2017 a TRR 181 research team supervised by Dr. Maren Walter from University Bremen explored the dispersion of Tidal Energy along a path from the southern Azores to the Cap Verde Islands on board of the research vessel Poseidon.
Last year our PI Dr. Kerstin Jochumsen led a cruise from Namibia to South Africa with the research vessel (RV) Meteor, starting November 15 and returning to harbor December 11. It was the 132th cruise of the RV Meteor.