FS Polarstern PS116

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Polarstern (06AQ)
Cruise identifierPS116
Cruise period2018-11-10 — 2018-12-11
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnLas Palmas, Spain
ObjectivesFirst leg of passage from Bremerhaven, Germany, to Cape Town before performing expeditions in the Antarctic. The Transit will be used for en route measurements of meteorological and oceanographic data and tests and calibrations of onboard sensors. During the transit from Bremerhaven to Las Palmas a student course will be carried out, to learn hydroacoustic measurement methods (multibeam / parasound). The measurements will not provide any valid scientific data.
Chief scientistRainer Knust (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research)
NPRCFS Polarstern PS116 NPRC polarstern_ps116.pdf (0.33 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Celtic Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)