Introducing the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM).

Kaehlert, Sarah, Villwock, Andreas, Fiedler, Björn, Delgado, Edson Silva, Rouveroy, Maarten van, Lohmann, Martina, Soria-Dengg, Sally and Steinhoff, Tobias and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, GEOMAR ROV-Team (2017) Introducing the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM). Open Access

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Abstract

On November 11, 2017, GEOMAR and INDP celebrated the inauguration of the "Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM)". After 3 years of planning and construction works the building has now been handed over to science. The tropical and subtropical Northeast Atlantic is a very exciting region for climate research, marine biology, oceanography and many other disciplines. For many years, scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have been conducting campaigns in the area. A few years ago, these numerous long-term activities resulted in the planning of a laboratory and workshop building in Mindelo on the Islands of Cabo Verde. The longstanding and spirited cooperation with the Cape Verdean Institute for Fisheries Development, the Instituto Nacional de Desenvolvimento das Pescas (INDP), was an additional driver for this enterprise. About two and a half years ago, the partners were able to start the implementation of the project idea. GEOMAR is contributing a total of 2.5 million euros. The construction comprises a building, equipped with two universal labs, a wet lab, workshops for maintenance and repair of scientific equipment, storage rooms and offices as well as seminar rooms.

Document Type: Video
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-CH Chemical Oceanography
OceanRep > GEOMAR > D-DIR Directorate > D-OE Communication and Media
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 13:01
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 13:01
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/42765

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