Yesterday the new German research vessel SONNE left the port of Bremerhaven for sea trials which will take place off the North Sea island of Helgoland. MARUM scientists will tests the new sea floor drill rig MARUM-MeBo200. The German public TV reports live.
Recently MARUM hosted the mid-term workshop of the South African-German RAiN project. 45 participants from South Africa, Great Britain and Germany presented and intensely discussed new results from different sampling campaigns in 2013/14.
In its early online edition the US-based science journal PNAS now published a paper by Dr. Lars Wörmer and colleagues. The team of researchers introduced a novel technique for accessing complex information about past environments with very high temporal resolution.
In a study, which is now published online in the magazine Nature Geoscience, MARUM scientists proved that the uplift of African mountain regions over the last 12 million years caused changes in the wind system at the South-West African coast and so intensified the upwelling of deep water in the Benguela system.