This is neither “oceanography” nor “teaching”, but so much “adventure” that these pictures still deserve their spot on “Adventures in oceanography and teaching”. I did a tour into two (non-active ;-)) volcanoes and it was AMAZING!
You know I like tank experiments, but what I am lucky enough to witness right now is NOTHING compared to even my wildest dreams. Remember all the rotating experiments we did with this rotating table back in Bergen?
Those were awesome, no question about that. But the rotating tank I am at now? 13 meters diameter.
Yes, you read that correctly. 13 METERS DIAMETER!
I’m lucky enough to be involved in Elin Darelius & team’s research project on topographically steered currents in Antarctica, and I will be blogging on her blog about it:
In any case, don’t miss the opportunity to see what is going on in a tank this size:
Yes, they are both INSIDE the tank. Elin (on the left) is sitting on the tank’s floor, Nadine (on the right) is climbing on the topography representing Antarctica. For more details, head over to the blog!
It’s not so super common that I get to see seals in the wild, so bear with me today: I have to share some pics!
Remember we did an expedition learning course in Kiel bight a while ago? I wish I had known about Google Earth Engine then already. Even without signing up (which I will do as soon as time permits) you have access to their timelapse: a global composite of satellite images, which results in a cloud-free 32-year video of the Earth’s surface. And the best feature: It’s zoomable! So you can look at your favourite beach (or any region of the world you are most interested in — disappearing rain forests? Growing cities? Shrinking glaciers? (Careful — there is some weird aliasing of the seasonal signal in there)).
For me, it’s obviously coast lines. And especially the beaches of Kiel bight: You see sand moving around and the beach shape changing to what we see today. What a great motivational intro for any course on coastal dynamics!
So super excited about finding this tool that I had to share immediately :-)
Absolutely fascinating to watch: The German Maritime Search and Rescue Service’s tug driving up on one of their larger vessels. Good thing I volunteered to watch all our equipment at the Port of Maasholm when we were driving back from the teacher training at Lotseninsel and everybody else was on a later boat… ;-)
I only realized too late what was going on, so I didn’t get a movie, but the small boat sped up and just drove up the stern of the other boat. So cool!
I love lighthouses. And here I am showing you a couple of pics of one of my favourite lighthouses: The one at Lotseninsel on the Baltic Sea coast. I spent only a weekend there to run a workshop at a teacher training by the Ozean:Labor, but the weather changed so much over those three days that I have plenty of very different pics. Enjoy! :-)
You may or may not have noticed that my usually very regular blogging has been sporadic at best for a while, and that currently I am blogging a lot more again. Do you want to know why?