Watch it! The TracEx-Team is going to sea!

On the 15-16th of July all teams loaded their equipment and containers onto the ship. In the photo: Leo Mahieu, our collaborator from Liverpool (UK), Jennifer Ivanoff, our collaborator from Canary Islands, Saumik Samanta, Johan Viljoen, Herman Boock, Ismael Kangueehi (Stellenbosch) and Bernhard Wenzel, our collaborator from Braunschweig (Germany).

Winter Cruise 2019

Over the past three weeks, our team from Stellenbosch University, Earth Sciences, along with other teams from University of Cape Town, University of Pretoria, CPUT, CSIR, and South African Weather Service (SAWS) and others, went to probe the wintertime Southern Ocean again. Some of you might remember our adventures from the Winter Cruise 2017. We…

Free access to our latest publication (until 22 December 2018)

Our team’s new paper shows that phytoplankton (“algae”) communities north and south of the Polar Front (located approximately at around 50 degrees South) respond differently to changes in light and availability of micronutrient iron. Those factors are important for the photosynthesis and thus growth of the algae, which eventually, is important for the food web…