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Hosting Legal Entity
University of Bremen
Bibliothekstraße 1, Bremen, PO: 28359 (Germany)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1986
Scientific Description
The research vessel METEOR is mainly used for marine research in the fields of meteorology, oceanography, applied physics and geophysics, geology, as well as marine chemistry and biology. Main operation areas are the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The METEOR can operate 50 days at sea without having to call at a port. A maximum of 28 researchers are able to use the 20 well equipped laboratories. Furthermore there are 17 winches and cranes available for the researchers’ individual scientific needs. There is space on deck for additional lab containers and manned or unmanned submersibles can be deployed. Owner is the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the Ministry for Education and Research. Operating costs are covered jointly by the German Research Foundation (70 %) and the Ministry of Research (30 %). Ship operations are managed by the Control Station German Reserch Vessels at the University of Hamburg.

RI Keywords
Marine science
RI Category
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Basic Research in Environmental Marine Science

The METEOR is equipped for basic research in environmental and marine science.

Winches, Laboratories, CTD
Date of last update: 17/08/2018
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