Kiel University at the Hannover Messe 2019

Ocean Observations - innovative solutions from business, sport and science

lecture: 26.4.2018, Hannover Messe, Hall 2, CAU booth C07
time: 12:30
language: English
with week exhibit

The world ocean is a key element of the global climate, storing 93 percent of excess heat and 35 percent of anthropogenic CO2, and is threatened from due to human impact such as plastic pollution. Since the in-situ observations over the ocean are scarce, additional information from remote areas of the ocean is important to increase the knowledge of the ocean. We will show data collected from Race Yachts participating in the Volvo Ocean Race. This novel approach connects sport, business and science as the boats will contribute to gather Ocean Data based on 3 main components: Meteorological data - to improve weather forecasts; Scientific drifter buoys - to gather data on surface temperature and currents; On-board measurement instruments to gather data CO2, Chlorophyll, and Microplastic underway. These measurements are done with the help of innovative solutions from two Kiel based SMEs, SubCtech and bbe Moldaenke.  

Speaker Dr. Toste Tanhua

Düsternbrooker Weg 20, R. 173
Phone: +49 431 600-4219
Telefax: +49 431 600-4202

Born in Sweden, got a masters degree in analytical chemistry at Göteborg Universtiy, and then pursued a PhD in marine chemistry focused on measurements and distribution of CFCs in the world ocean.

Dr. Tanhua did a 3 year post-doc at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California in San Diego before taking up a position as chemical oceanographer at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean research Kiel in 2002. Dr Tanha’s research is focused on ocean ventilation, uptake and storage of anthropogenic CO2 and, more general, on the issue of conducting large scale, consistent, observations of the ocean.