To create an ocean observation system designed to enable year-round time series observations with near real-time data access in Fram Strait, the main gateway between the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. FRAM contributes to international efforts towards comprehensive Global Earth Observation.
2014 - 2019, Helmholtz Alliance
Contact: Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius
FISP - Filchner Ice Shelf Project (comming soon)
To monitor the present-day hydrographic conditions underneath the Filchner Ice Shelf and glaciological measurements retrieving basal melt rates and the ice shelf's thermal regime. FISP fosters the understanding of the ocean’s role in driving the evolution of Antarctica’s largest ice shelf.
2015 - 2017, Helmholtz Alliance
Contact: Dr. Hartmut Hellmer