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Medium research vessel steering group

Ship operational planning

Dear colleagues,

the deadline for requesting ship time aboard a medium research vessel for 2009 is 15 January 2008. Please review the details, procedures and dates available for “medium research vessels” in the attached manual.

Requests for ship time in 2010 on the research ships “Meteor” and “Maria S. Merian” can now be submitted through the German Research Foundation Senate Commission for Oceanography’s web site at When filing a request, the request form (including cover page, schedule, station planning and map) is absolutely necessary, as stated in the manual.

Prof. Dr. Detlef Schulz-Bull


PDF Manual for filing an application for time on the research vessels METEOR, MARIA S. MERIAN, POLARSTERN, SONNE and medium research ships
PDF Manual for preparing and execution of cruises for the vessels METEOR and MARIA S.MERIAN
PDF Supplement to the request form for the vessels ALKOR, HEINKE and POSEIDON
PDF Cover page for all requests (PDF)
DOC Cover page for all requests (Word)