Four-month Cruise with German RV METEOR off Peru
Collaborative Research Centre 754 investigates oxygen minimum zone in the Southeast Pacific
Last week, the first of four consecutive expeditions with the German research vessel METEOR started in Valparaiso (Chile) to investigate the oxygen minimum zone off the coast of Peru. For four months scientists from Kiel's Collaborative Research Center 754 “Climate - Biogeochemical Interactions in the Tropical Ocean” will examine the consequences of global change for the oxygen distribution in the tropical East Pacific, as well as the regional biological, chemical and environmental impacts.
Contact: Jan Steffen
MSM61: DIVE INTO THE DEEP
"The deep sea is the largest environment on the planet. Most of the deep sea consists of the water column above the seafloor, the pelagic zone. In many parts of the pelagic ocean, no scientific sample or observation has ever been collected. Consequently, knowledge on deep-sea pelagic biodiversity and on the biology and ecology of organisms in this realm remain largely unknown.
During MSM61 we perform deployments with the pelagic in situ observation system or PELAGIOS. This ocean instrument collects high definition video during horizontal transects while being towed on a CTD cable at various depths of interest.[...]"