FS Polarstern PS102

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Polarstern (06AQ)
Cruise identifierPS102
Cruise period2016-11-12 — 2016-12-12
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnCape Town, South Africa
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 scientistKaren H Wiltshire (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Sylt)
NPRCFS Polarstern PS102 NPRC polarstern_ps102.pdf (0.37 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
South East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
SpecificTransit from Germany to Cape Town
Track chartsFS Polarstern PS102 cruise track — polarstern_ps102trk.pdf (0.16 MB)