Research Vessels

The GEOMAR has four research vessels of its own: ALKOR, POSEIDON, LITTORINA and POLARFUCHS. Detailed information about the ships, contacts and schedules can be found below. Additionally you can find information about expeditions of the GEOMAR  here.

RV ALKOR

RV ALKOR is a medium sized research vessel. She operates in the North and Baltic Sea as well as in the Kattegat and the Skagerrak. Detailed information about history, contacts and schedules can be found here.

RV POSEIDON

RV POSEIDON is a medium sized research vessel. She performs longer scientific cruises in the Northern Atlantic, the Mediterreanean, the Black and the Red Sea.

RC LITTORINA

The small research cutter RC LITTORINA is operated jointly with the Kiel University. She mainly performs cruises to the Kiel Bay and is occasionally used for trips to the Baltic and the North Sea.

RB POLARFUCHS

The former longboat of the POLARSTERN, the POLARFUCHS, is the smallest ship in the fleet of the GEOMAR. It is used for ecological examinations in the coastal areas off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein.

Application for ship time

Forms to apply for ship time and for group accident insurance as well as further instructions can be found here.

Information for participants on voyages with research vessels of the GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Kontakt

Coordinator:
Dr K S Lackschewitz
Tel.: +49 431 600 2132
Fax: +49 431 600 2680
klackschewitz(at)geomar.de

Deputy:
Dr K v Bröckel
Tel.: +49 431 600 4259
Fax: +49 431 600 4252
kvonbroeckel(at)geomar.de

Office:
Maike Heinitz
Tel.: +49 431 600 1542
Fax: +49 431 600 2680
mheinitz(at)geomar.de

 

 

Connections to the vessels

The four research vessels