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Research Capacities RV SONNE 2024/2025


In connection with a necessary transit from Fremantle (Australia) to Wellington (New Zealand), there are research capacities available on RV SONNE in the time period from December 25, 2024 to January 13, 2025 (as at February 16, 2023, subject to change). The direct transit from Fremantle to Wellington takes 13 days. Depending on the proposed research program and resulting deviations from the direct route up to 6 working days can be applied for.

Cruise Proposals in this context can be submitted until June 30, 2023 (10.00 a.m.) via the Submission System of the Portal deutsche Forschungsschiffe following the link Further information on preparing cruise proposals can be found following the link

Attention: Please insert the letter “T” to your acronym in the following way: “Acronym – T”. Please be also aware of the maintenance closure of the submission system: June 06, 2023.

The submission system has been open permanently since December 2021. Next planned maintenance closure: June 06, 2023. Please note: During maintenance, all proposals in "work" status that are not finally submitted will be deleted.

Data Privacy Statement

For processing your cruise proposal, all necessary data will be stored on the servers of Projektträger Jülich and the GPF Office at German Research Foundation (DFG) and Helmholtz Association. When registering with and using the submission system, you will be asked to provide personal data. It is not possible for us to process your cruise proposal without this information. The data will be stored in our systems and used solely for the purposes as related to your request. This may involve forwarding your information to reviewers, to the German Research Vessels Review Panel (Begutachtungspanel Forschungsschiffe, GPF), and to the ship operating institutions. In individual cases and where necessary, this may also involve disclosing your data to a third party that may be based outside of Germany.

By submitting your cruise proposal you consent to these terms. You may withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal.

Further information on these matters can be found in the section "Privacy Policy".