Reaching the ice

Almost a week after departure we finally reached the ice. It was a fine layer first and we were all eagerly awaiting to see whether this is actually the beginning of the marginal (sea) ice zone. But eventually, it became obvious that we had reached the (sea) ice. These types of ice floes are called…

Hundreds of sampling bottles already filled after the very first couple of stations require very careful labelling skills

The team’s sampling schedule was immense, and so already after the very first stations, the team assembled several hundreds of samples. A couple of hundreds of them were then further sub-sampled for multiple purposes … All those samples had to be carefully labelled. Prior to the cruise the team established strict ways of labeling, that…