From North to South: A0 – Antarctica Cruise Expedition

My (Ismael Kangueehi) ACE Maritime University 25-day trip on board from Bremerhaven to Cape Town started on the 19th of November 2016 to the 15th of December 2016. It was very exciting to meet all the different young scientists from all walks of life. Most of the students (researchers) are currently pursuing their master’s degree…

Colours in the sea and in the sky

Our Centre for Trace Metal and Experimental Biogeochemistry collaborates with Stellenbosch University’s biotechnologists to better understand the relationship between the marine microbial community composition and the biogeochemical cycling. One of our current priorities is to find out how the microbial communities adapt to the very pronounced changes in macro- (e.g., N, P) and trace (e.g.,…

First week at sea

Johan’s sampling mission began the day after leaving Cape Town harbour. He samples the surface ocean for a number of biogeochemical properties at high resolution across the fronts. These fronts separate very distinctive water masses in the Southern Ocean; each of these waters masses as well as each of the fronts have a “fingerprint” combination…

New summer voyage 2016/2017

We have been pretty busy with the new cruise preparations over the past few weeks. But finally, Johan, this year’s participant, is on board along with all the sample equipment and the ship left Cape Town Waterfront.  Johan will report back from his experience whenever he has some spare time. He will be extremely busy…