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Ocean Mixing Field Trip Day 1

september 14th, 2016 | Skrivet av marinavetenskaper i Expedition | marina vetenskaper | Marinvetare | Okategoriserade | R/V Skagerak | Student - (0 kommentarer)

The Ocean Mixing class started its first trip out into the Skagerak this week. The excursion almost began on the Monday. Everyone had arrived aftertheir various journeys from Gothenburg through their various means. The ship was loaded with most of the equipment (poor Torsten forgot to pack the MSS computer, and had to make another journey … Read more

405 meters deep

juni 13th, 2016 | Skrivet av marinavetenskaper i Expedition | Okategoriserade | R/V Skagerak | Student - (0 kommentarer)

We lowered the CTD to over 400 meters depth in Norway, which is very deep by Swedish standards, since the deepest part of the Baltic Sea (Landsortsdjupet) is 459m. We even had to dismount the LISST, since it only can withstand a maximum depth of 300 meters. Sara, Patrik and a few others celebrated with drinking … Read more

Hi! Here comes some more information about what we are doing here on the research vessel R/V Skagerak! There is one more instrument I want to tell you about that wasn’t mentioned in the previous post about what we do here on R/V Skagerak; The Aqualogger. Apart from the other instruments, we use the Aqualogger … Read more

Hi! When all the measurements at sea are done for the day there are usually a lot of data to process. So the workday continues even after we have reached the port. Eventually most of us get some free time, which we use in different ways. Almost everyone watches Game of thrones, but are all … Read more

What, why and how we do it – part 1

juni 10th, 2016 | Skrivet av marinavetenskaper i Expedition | marina vetenskaper | Okategoriserade | R/V Skagerak | Student - (Kommentarer inaktiverade för What, why and how we do it – part 1)

Hi! Here comes some interesting (hopefully) notes about what it is that we’re doing onboard R/V Skagerak all day long. We are going up and down the Koster Trench, mainly because we want to know how the deep water is being exchanged in the trench. If we know how the water masses are flowing and … Read more

Hi! Summer vacation started a few days ago but, as a student at the Marine Science Bachelor Programme, I, Emil, along with some of my fellow Bachelor and Master students just can’t get enough of the sea. That’s why we went back to the classroom, and it’s not any kind of classroom. It’s one of … Read more

To part is to die a little

april 19th, 2016 | Skrivet av marinavetenskaper i Okategoriserade - (0 kommentarer)

The Baltic Sea cruise is over for this time. We left Ugo and Sebastiaan with heaps of boxes on the quay in Helsingör at 4.30 yesterday morning before steaming back to Gothenburg, all one day earlier than planned. Why? Well, as I have already concluded, you do lots of strange things for science. But there … Read more

Electricity on the seafloor

april 16th, 2016 | Skrivet av marinavetenskaper i Okategoriserade - (0 kommentarer)

Imagine that there has been a nuclear war and we all live in some kind of fallout zone. Stockholm is full of food, but there is no oxygen. In Uppsala, on the other hand, there is plenty of oxygen but no food. So, what to do? As with so many other things in life the … Read more

Student in a bag

april 12th, 2016 | Skrivet av marinavetenskaper i Okategoriserade - (0 kommentarer)

Let me tell you about the glove bag. At every station we collect sediment cores to look at nutrients in the pore water (water in the sediment). After sampling with a multiple corer, the sediment is sliced in thin disks from which the pore water is extracted. Since the nutrients in the water can be … Read more

The biogeochemist

april 11th, 2016 | Skrivet av marinavetenskaper i Okategoriserade - (0 kommentarer)

Biogeochemist – person studying the chemical, physical, geological, and biological processes and reactions that govern the composition of the natural environment Marine biogeochemist – biogeochemist that study the ocean Benthic biogeochemist – muddy marine biogeochemist (we belong to the last category) The time has come to present the scientists. This is not to brag about … Read more

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