Senckenberg am Meer Wilhelmshaven

German Center for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB)
Expeditions and logistics                                                                                                                                                          

The technical assistants of the DZMB are in charge of the extensive planning and organization of expeditions. This includes the technical as well as the logistic scheduling:

  • Organizing and purchasing equipment for expeditions
  • Maintenance and deployment of gear for sampling on board
  • Coordination of container shipping
  • Shipping of expedition equipment

We also take part in expeditions on board of our in-house research vessel FK "Senckenberg" or on larger research vessels such as RV "Meteor" or RV "Polarstern". During these expeditions we support scientists in various work processes:

  • Deployment of sampling devices
  • Fixation and cataloging of samples
  • Processing of samples in the laboratory: sample sorting, taxonomic determination, genetic analysis etc.

News from previous and ongoing expeditions:     






Packing of our in-house containerResearch vessel "RV Meteor"MUC - Corers with sediment samplesMUC - Corer with a sediment sample