Welcome to the homepage of the Sea Ice Project
We explore the sea ice of the Marginale Ice Zone of Antarctica
What effects does climate change have on the ice masses in the marginal ice zone of Antarctica? In order to answer this and other questions about the Antarctic and to give students from different countries the opportunity to better study the conditions of the Antarctic, an international Summer School was held at the UCT Cape Town from 22-28 January.
In July and August 2019, four scientists from the University of Duisburg-Essen embarked on a three-week expedition to the Southern Ocean and the Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) of Antarctica. Together with 100 scientists from 13 nations, they travelled on the South African research vessel S.A. Agulhas II to investigate the properties of sea ice in numerous experiments.
In the past, talks on the Sea Ice project have already been given. Here you can find the reports of the talks.
The Spring Cruise starts in October 2019 from Cape Town. For seven weeks, scientists, also from the UDE, will be travelling in the Southern Ocean. Preparations are running at full speed.