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Research Vessels

Research vessels are vital for marine research; they serve as means of transport and traffic, as measuring and sampling platforms, and as floating laboratories.

IOW has direct access to the research vessel "Elisabeth Mann Borgese" and can access by request a variety of medium-sized vessels for longer trips and interdisciplinary tasks from the German research fleet.

For the Senate Commission on Oceanography of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Prof. em. Dr. Detlef Schulz-Bull, head of the IOW department of marine chemistry, is chairing the steering group on the operation of medium-sized research vessels. Click here to get the application forms...

Overview of our research vessels

FS "Maria S. Merian"

in service for the IOW since 2006

FS "Professor A. Penck"

in service for the IOW until 2010

FS "A. v. Humboldt"

in service for the IOW until 2004

Selected cruise reports