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Expedition AL414 with RV ALKOR: ROBEX

Chief Scientist: Dr. Olaf Pfannkuche, GEOMAR Kiel

Expedition AL414 with RV ALKOR was conducted within the Helmholtz allinace „Robotic Exploration of Extreme Environments – ROBEX“ in the Skagerrak between the 2nd and the 8th of May, 2013. This expedition was dedicated to testing ROV PHOCA in larger depths than on previous cruises (POS434, POS438 und AL412) and also for exchange of information between the different working groups of the allicane, i.e. space and deep sea technologies.

During AL414 four dives were completed in water depths between 175 and 690 m in the central Skagerrak.

Photos (unless otherwise noted): ROV-Team GEOMAR; for enquiries on utilisation of image material please contact Public Relations Dept GEOMAR or Dr. Friedrich Abegg.


  • Scientific Head

    Dr. Friedrich Abegg
    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    Wischhofstr. 1-3
    D-24148 Kiel
    Technology & Logistics Centre
    Tel.: 0049 431 600-2134
    Fax: 0049 431 600-2680
    E-mail: fabegg(at) 

    Technical Head

    Martin Pieper (Dipl. Ing.)
    Technology & Logistics Centre
    Tel.: 0049 431 600-1688
    Fax: 0049 431 600-2680
    E-mail: mpieper(at) 

    Scientific Advisor

    Dr. Peter Linke
    Technik- & Logistikzentrum
    Tel.: 0431 600-2115
    Fax: 0431 600-1601
    E-mail: plinke(at)