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EOC supports the Polarstern in the Antarctic
25 January 2015
The German research icebreaker ‘Polarstern’ is currently in the Antarctic. Expedition PS 96 is on a route through areas with huge layers of sea ice that could make trouble even for an icebreaker like the Polarstern. EOC is assisting the Polarstern to find a way through the ice by providing information from radar images. The necessary data are being acquired at DLR’s German Antarctic Receiving Station GARS O’Higgins, processed in near-real-time, and then delivered to users.
Satellite Remote Sensing of the Ocean Floor
22 January 2016
On 20 and 21 January 2016 the EU project “BASE Platform” (Bathymetry Service Platform) was launched at the EOC Maritime Safety and Security Lab in Bremen. The project has the goal to provide online access to up-to-date, high resolution information on the topography of the ocean floor (bathymetry). Seven European companies and institutions are participating in the Horizon 2020 project, which is being supported with some two million euro. EOC is in charge of the coordination.
Coordinated Measuring Flights for Climate Research: Gravity Waves and Airglow
28 January 2016
Gravity waves affect the climate and our weather. For the first time, scientists at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) together with their colleagues at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Forschungszentrum Jülich, and other national and international partners were able to measure almost the entire life cycle of atmospheric gravity waves. The atmosphere researchers flew coordinated measuring flights from Kiruna in northern Sweden on two research aircraft, HALO (High Altitude LOng Range Research Aircraft) and Falcon.
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