German article of the BILD - 26.09.2019 Researchers bring 36 sorts of South Pole ice to the Ruhr area
With them on board: 89 colleagues from 13 nations who participated in the climate research project "Scale" ("Southern Ocean Seasonal Experiment"). Prof. Jörg Schröder (54), head of the UDE Institute of Mechanics: "There was always a storm there. We have experienced and lived through waves up to 18 meters high with all their unpleasant side effects".
The eternal ice - you can still see it, there is still lots of it - at least in the Antarctic Ocean. A few days ago, Carina Nisters, who was born in Kempen and graduated from high school in Straelen, returned from her expedition to one of the coldest regions in the world.
In this hot summer, the people in Essen are constantly sweating. Quite different in the other hemisphere. There is winter, the temperatures fall below freezing. In mid-July, four scientists from the University of Duisburg-Essen took part in a 21-day expedition to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.
100 scientists from 13 nations were on board the South African research vessel SA Agulhas II. For 21 days and 6,600 kilometres they took part in the major international climate protection research project SCALE (Southern Ocean Seasonal Experiment) to study the winter conditions in the Antarctic.