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Smoke on the Water – Scientists from Rostock and Prague trace ship emissions over and in the Baltic Sea

The first 36-hour test expedition with the "Elisabeth Mann Borgese" starts from Rostock with Helena Osterholz from the IOW as chief scientist. (Photo: IOW)
The "PlumeBaSe" project for researching ship exhaust gases above and in the Baltic Sea will start with a first test expedition with the IOW research vessel "Elisabeth Mann Borgese" in mid-September.

Ship exhausts generated over the heavily trafficked Baltic Sea affect the marine environment and human health. Within the “PlumeBaSe”* project, researchers from the IOW, the University of Rostock and the Charles University in Prague are now investigating how the emitted pollutants spread above and in the sea, how they change in the air and in the water, and what can be inferred from this for improved exhaust gas cleaning. The three-year research project will kick off in mid-September with a first test cruise on the IOW research vessel “Elisabeth Mann Borgese”.

Read full joint press release as PDF by
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW)
University of Rostock
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