Expedition Clockwork Ocean

The International Research Team

The expedition "Clockwork Ocean" was realized by an international research team led by the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht:

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One part of the research team on board of the research vessel LUDWIG PRANDTL. Photo: HZG/Jochen Horstmann

More than forty other oceanographers are involved under the leadership of Prof. Burkard Baschek, Director of the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG). In addition to various HZG groups, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde (IOW), the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Alfred Wegener Institute Bremerhaven and the University of Lübeck contributetd to the expedition as scientific partners.

Besides, the FH Aachen, the Havariekommando Cuxhaven and the FU Berlin also supported the project.

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The other part of the research team in front of the zeppelin.

The tidal forecasts and current streams are predicted by the German Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), and the daily weather forecasts are provided by the German Weather Forecast Institution (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD).

Scientific Partners:

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht - Center for Materials and Coastal Research





United States Naval Research Laboratory






Leibnitz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde



Woods hole oceanographic institution


Das Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung


Universität Lübeck - Institut für Technische Informatik

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