The second Meteor M160 post cruise meeting took place on December 17, 2020. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this meeting was also held online. In total, 29 scientists from the M160 team attended the three-hour meeting, see below figure 2.
The main purpose of the second meeting was to update the team on the latest data analysis and to exchange new insights. Initial ideas were gathered for a common structured approach to allow the match and interdisciplinary interpretation of the complex eddy dynamics. Furthermore, the formation of an internal expert group has been discussed to tackle such structured approach. Additionally, a uniform naming of the investigated eddies and options of a joint special issue were addressed. The meeting set the stage for the internal project data exchange as well as for the initiation and expansion of collaborations.
A follow-up meeting is planned for April 30, 2021 in which the M160 team will update each other about the latest findings and further deepen the discussions on the key topics. One goal of the next meeting will be detailing a concrete plan to publish the new research insights in a joint special issue.
|Figure 2. Screenshot group picture of the second M160 post cruise meeting online on December 17, 2020. In total, 29 scientists from the M160 team attended the three-hour meeting. The main purpose of the second meeting was to update the team on the latest data analysis and to exchange new insights.|
The first Meteor M160 post cruise meeting took place online with 31 participants from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht, MARUM/University of Bremen and University of Kaiserslautern on June 22, 2020 (Figure 1). The participants - coming from different research disciplines - are involved in analysing and interpreting the data sets, which has been recorded during the Meteor M160 expedition.
Purpose of the three-hour meeting was to update each other on the current data analysis status and to discuss first results. Furthermore, the researchers identified opportunities for direct cooperation among each other and also brainstormed about ways to publish their new insights on biogeochemical processes in oceanic eddies generated off West Africa. In addition, the GEOMAR data management gave a brief overview how the data generated during the Meteor M160 expedition will be made accessible within the course of the project.
A follow-up meeting on the progress of the data analysis and interpretation of new findings is scheduled for October/November 2020.
Figure 1. Screen shot illustrating the set-up of the first Meteor 160 post cruise meeting online on June 22, 2020. In total, 31 researchers met to discuss the status of the data analysis, first results, cooperation opportunities as well as potential publications.