Improving our knowledge of the ocean requires a new generation of well-trained researchers that are able to combine practical field work with modern methods like remote sensing and modelling. By crossing the Atlantic from North to South, students will get a thorough insight in the fundamental principles of oceanography, climate.
Through a joint cooperation between the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), the Nippon Foundation (NF) and the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), the NoSoAT will take 14 trainees from 14 different countries from Bremerhaven (Germany) to Cape Town (Africa). During the transect, students will be trained in the principles of oceanography and marine biology.
Work on board included lectures, student presentations and hands-on training in deployment and operation of scientific gear (Rosette sampler with CTD sensors, XBTs, Bongonet, Multinet, and Continuous Plankton recorder), acquisition and processing of the sample material and interpretation of the respective data.