Central Irminger Sea (CIS) station

Location of  Central Irminger Sea (CIS) station
Location of Central Irminger Sea (CIS) station

Photo Gallery

Zoom We start the deployment of the CIS mooring releasing the top part of the mooring over the back of a slow steaming research vessel
Zoom Then one after the other component (instruments and floatation elements) is put over board

Zoom Finally the 3km of mooring wire with all instruments attached are towed behind the ship. A very existing moment is when it comes to releasing the anchor of the mooring We equip the anchor with a parachute to take tension out of the mooring wire when the
Zoom Seawater can be very aggressive and even after 12 month may substantially corrode a properly galvanized 2 cm diameter shackle. This is particularly true when different type of metal (steel, titan) are mixed. We now “isolate” the metal from surrounding

Zoom The Research Vessel Maria S. Merian in Ponta Delgada (J.Karstensen, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel)
Zoom CTD sensors into ice water (J.Karstensen, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel)

Zoom Stormy weather (Thomas Wasilewski, IFM-ZMAW, Hamburg)
Zoom The ctd with microstructure

Scientists or technicians in charge of the observatory

Andreas Pinck
Johannes Karstensen
Gerd Niehus

Name of their institution

Leibniz-Institute for Marine Sciences IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

Distance from shore

About 80 nautical miles from the rural Greenland coast (2 days sailing from Reykjavik (Island) or St. John's (Canada))

Max depth

2800 m