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Turbulent Jubilee Expedition: FS ELISABETH MANN BORGESE starts 200th research cruise

Starts her 200th research cruise: the IOW research vessel ELISABETH MANN BORGESE (Photo: IOW / R. Prien)

On November 17, 2018, the research vessel ELISABETH MANN BORGESE will leave its home port Rostock Marienehe for its 200th cruise. The destination is the Gotland Basin in the central Baltic Sea. Here, the scientific team headed by the oceanographer Lars Umlauf from the IOW will be investigating small-scale turbulent mixing processes, which play an important role in the oceans’ energy budget. A better understanding of these processes by will ultimately contribute to the improvement of climate predictions. The ELISABETH MANN BORGESE is owned by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and has been serving Baltic Sea research since 2011.

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