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Iron and organic matter under investigation in Antarctica.The research ship left between two cyclones in the night of 19-20 February in Punta Arenas, Chile

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 before the departure of the Research ice breaker "Polarstern" in Chile to Punta Arenas. From left to right: Florian Lelchat (UNIGE),  Matthias Sieber (ETHZ), Prof. Christel Hassler (UNIGE), Damien Cabanes (UNIGE) et Sonia Blanco (UNIGE).

Iron and organic matter under investigation in Antarctica. Four members of the group Marine and Lake Biogeochemistry left to meet the ice-breaker RV Polarstern in Punta Arenas, Chile, for an 8 weeks expedition at sea. Together, with colleagues from ETHZ, Oldenburg University and Alfred Wegener Institute, they will study, in the PRO IRON project, the role of trace elements, ocean acidification and organic matter on the biomass and the biodiversity of phytoplankton as well as Fe, Zn and Si isotopic signatures.

Additionnaly of the official reports, you can follow us on  Helmholtz expedition blog PS97



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