Polar Research and Supply Vessel POLARSTERN Operated by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute

Rainer Knust

Abstract


POLARSTERN, operated by the Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, is an ice going research and supply vessel. The main operation areas are the ice-covered seas of the northern and southern polar regions. The ship provides ideal working conditions for almost all compartments of marine sciences, atmospheric and glaciological research. It can break ice up to 2m continuously and can operate up to 90 days at sea. POLARSTERN is therefore ideally suited for often long expeditions to remote Polar Regions. POLARSTERN regularly supplies the Antarctic research stations, especially the Neumayer Station III and the Kohnen Station (Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, 2016a). In the last 30 years POLARSTERN was in average 310 days per year at sea, she is the major research tool of the German polar research programme.

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Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung. (2016a). Neumayer III and Kohnen Station in Antarctica operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 2, A85. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-2-152

Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung. (2016b). Polar aircraft Polar5 and Polar6 operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 2, A87. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-2-153


Cite article as: Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung. (2017). Polar Research and Supply Vessel POLARSTERN Operated by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 3, A119. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-3-163




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-3-163

URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0001-jlsrf-3-163-1

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