For the first time MARUM scientists drilled through cold-water coral mounds with the sea floor drill rig MeBo. After roughly 24 hours of drilling in a water depth of 235 meters MeBo was recovered and brought a 48 meter core on deck of the research vessel MARIA S. MERIAN.
In the framework of the recently started International Ocean Discovery Program the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC and the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling ECORD now signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Tokyo.
The Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen now opened a fourth department. Director Prof. Nicole Dubilier investigates symbioses between microorganisms and higher marine animals in the deep ocean. At MARUM she is engaged in the research field “Geosphere Biosphere Interactions”.
During the past weeks 31 scientists from 12 countries investigated cores from the IODP Baltic Sea Expedition. During a very well attended media conference that was held in the IODP Bremen Core Repository today, co-chief scientists presented first results.