METEOR

FS METEOR

METEOR

The METEOR research vessel sails several seas, from the Atlantic, the eastern Pacific, and the western Indian Oceans to the Mediterranean and the Baltic Seas. The METEOR provides an interdisciplinary research platform for scientists from numerous research fields, such as maritime meteorology and aerology, physical oceanography, applied physics, marine chemistry, marine botany, zoology, bacteriology and mycology, marine geology, sedimentology, and marine geophysics.

Specifications

Length 98 m
Cruising speed 11.5 kn
Endurance (max.) 50 days
Scientific staff (max.) 28 persons
Technical data METEOR handbook (in German)
Operating areas Atlantic, eastern Pacific, and western Indian Oceans, Mediterranean and Baltic Seas
Lead time for cruise proposals 2 years
Owner Germany, represented by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)