Cruise inventory

FS Polarstern PS95

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Polarstern (06AQ)
Cruise identifierPS95
Cruise period2015-10-29 — 2015-11-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnLas Palmas, Spain
PurposePassage
ObjectivesTransfer of vessel from Germany to Cape Town for the start of the following research campaign in Antarctica and in the Southern Ocean. In addition, the cruise will be used for en route measurements of meteorological and oceanographic data, tests and calibrations of on board sensors including the Hydrosweep multi-beam echosounder, and a training and research initiative for Ph.D. candidates and M.Sc. students from European and African universities and research institutions.
Chief scientistRainer Knust (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificTransit from Germany to Las Palmas