New Zealand Science Minister visits Research Vessel SONNE
Enlarge image (© German Embassy) The New Zealand Minister for Science and Innovation, Hon Paul Goldsmith, visited the research vessel SONNE on 23 January 2017 in Auckland. Accompanied by the ship's master, Lutz Mallon, and by Dr Thomas Henzschel, Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy, he explored the ship from the top bridge down to the machine hall and showed himself very much impressed by the sophistication and capacities of the German research fleet's flag ship. Enlarge image (© German Embassy)
Enlarge image (© German Embassy)
Dr Cornel de Ronde (GNS Science, New Zealand), who just attended together with 4 other New Zealand scientists research cruise SO253, explained the first results from the latest underwater surveys in the New Zealand Kermadec Arc (please also refer to the expedition blog: Expeditionsblog )
Prof Meinhard Simon (ICBM Oldenburg, Science Chief SO254) briefed the minister about the upcoming research cruise SO254, that will see the ship exploring towards more southern waters before the ship will return to Auckland in a couple of weeks time for refuelling and another rotation of its scientific crew.
(© German Embassy)