Under Water

Underwater technology currently used by the GEOMAR. Figure: Medieningenieure

GEOMAR owns a high-performance infrastructure of underwater vehicles. These include the only manned research submersible in Germany JAGO, the remotely operated underwater vehicles ROV KIEL 6000 and PHOCA as well as the autonomous underwater vehicle ABYSS.

Furthermore, the TLZ is the home of a large number of innovative ship-based and autonomous observing systems as well as measuring and experimental platforms run by the individual research units of GEOMAR. Examples of these systems are the Kiel Off-Shore Mesocosms for Ocean Simulations (KOSMOS), oceanographic moorings, one of the largest glider fleets in Europe, deep-sea observatories (landers) and the mapping and observatory instruments of the Marine Geodynamics.