Tuesday September 07th 2010 - 03:17pm

Partnership with educational programme of the international year of biodiversity

Extension of the OceanoScientific® Kit on Aldebaran

The OceanoScientific® Programme has become partner of the educational programme Meereswettbewerb which is realized every year onboard German Research Sailing Vessel Aldebaran on the North Sea and on the Baltic Sea.

This programme is an official element of the international year of biodiversity.

During this youth research competition, there are onboard of Aldebaran numerous high-school students and several scientist from the institutes Alfred Wegener, Senckenberg, Johann Heinrich von Thünen for Fisheries, from Hamburg University, the OceanoScientific® Programme Manager (SailingOne) and, during the installation of the OceanoScientific® Kit, the general manger of industrial partner SubCtech (Allemagne).

Water sampling for a comparison with the OceanoScientific® data on Aldebaran. From left to right: Stefan Marx (SubCtech), Martin Kramp (SailingOne), Martin Stahl (Hamburg University) and Jérôme Chladek (Institut Johann Heinrich von Thünen for Fisheries). Next to the satellite antenna of the OceanoScientific® Kit is the new sensor for photoactive radiation (PAR, in black).

Water sampling for a comparison with the OceanoScientific® data on Aldebaran. From left to right: Stefan Marx (SubCtech), Martin Kramp (SailingOne), Martin Stahl (Hamburg University) and Jérôme Chladek (Institut Johann Heinrich von Thünen for Fisheries). Next to the satellite antenna of the OceanoScientific® Kit is the new sensor for photoactive radiation (PAR, in black).

For the OceanoScientific® Programme, this is an important step, as the OceanoScientific® Kit on Aldebaran integrates -after the validation of its basic parameters in 2009 (wind speed and direction ; air humidity and temperature ; atmospheric pressure ; sea surface temperature, salinity and pCO2) and of the emission procedure- for a first time the additional parameters pH, fluorescence and photoactive radiation.

Additionally, the link between atmospheric and oceanographic elements has been implemented and all data are now stored in a single file by the OceanPack Race (SubCtech).

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