Natasha van Horsten in South Georgia

Impressions from the 2016 cruise

Natasha van Horsten, Thato Mtshali and Ryan Cloete, whom you already know from previous expeditions, joined this year’s summer expedition on board RV SA Agulhas II. They left early December and spent Christmas on board in the ice again. They will return mid-February with lots of data and samples. Natasha sent some photos from South…

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The Great Winter 2015 team

Some days ago, we posted a photo from the Winter Team 2015. But in fact that picture only included our Trace Metal and Biogeochemistry Teams. Real science requires big collaborative efforts and so here you see the real Winter Team 2015, with all scientists that were on board and braved the wintertime Southern Ocean. They…

Greetings from the Winter Team 2015!

Swingin’ in the sun

The Winter Cruise Sea Team is back on shore and says “Good Bye” for now! The team was busy offloading the equipment today and the boxes are now waiting for a lift “home” to Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town and CSIR. Thato brings in the big crane to offload the containers tomorrow, so stay…

The CTD with GoFlo bottles.

Sampling the CTD

Scientists onboard the S.A. Agulhas II have spent the past weeks probing the wintertime Southern Ocean with instruments such as gliders, floats, and plankton nets. However, one of the oceanographer’s most powerful tools is the CTD, an instrument that measures salinity, temperature, and pressure throughout the water column and which brings deep water to the…