Das Science Centre an Bord der Hurtigruten-Schiffe MS Roald Amundsen und MS Fridtjof Nansen
Das Science Centre an Bord Foto: Agurtxane Concellon Foto

Das Wissenschaftsprogramm an Bord

Unser Wissenschaftsprogramm hat ein Ziel: Neugier, Wissen und Interesse an den Regionen wecken und vertiefen, die Sie mit uns befahren.

Our expedition ships serve as the perfect platform for scientific research; With access to remote regions of the world and on-board experts, we can provide invaluable data to the scientific community - with the help of our guests!

We invite our guests to participate in science activities, developing a greater understanding of the region in which they travel, becoming true ambassadors, and returning home to champion the protection of our planet's most fragile ecosystems.

The core of the Citizen Science programs

  • Delivery of our own lecture program.
  • Interacting with guests in our science centers to reinforce the lecture program with practical hands-on guest experiences.
  • Citizen science program involving guests in programs for third-party organizations.
  • Carrying scientific equipment for sample collection on behalf of research institutes.
  • Hosting scientific personnel on board to conduct collaborative science programs.

Examples of Scientific Research Onboard

  1. Seabird Distribution with the Antarctic Site Inventory — Surveys throughout the Antarctic Peninsula help scientists understand how seabirds are using different habitats and provide valuable information about their life cycles.

  2. Cloud Observations with the Globe Program — By observing and recording cloud cover timed to NASA satellite fly-overs, guests can help scientists understand how surface and air temperature are affected by cloud cover, and how clouds will respond to a changing climate.

  3. Happywhale — We assist in tracking individual whales throughout our world’s oceans by harnessing the power of whale watching enthusiasts - our guests - expanding our scientific knowledge of their behavior and distribution. 

  4. Sea Leopard Project — A non-profit study aimed at a better understanding of the behavior, ecology, and population dynamics of Leopard Seals on the Antarctic Peninsula to promote their conservation and safe human-seal interactions.

  5. Fjord Phyto — Study phytoplankton to better understand how they respond to water temperature changes in the polar regions, providing a key to help mitigate future environmental impacts. 

Webinar: Science Program

Our Science Program has one goal: To increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to. 

In this webinar you can learn more about:

  • What the Science Program is about 
  • Learning from the experts on board
  • Facilities, equipment and activities
  • Citizen Science research projects- and how you can contribute

Speaker: Verena Meraldi

Verena Meraldi

Biologin/ Wissenschaftsleiterin Mexiko

Verena wurde in Mexico City geboren. Sie studierte an der National University (UNAM) und promovierte 2002 an der Universität Lausanne in Immunologie. Anschließend arbeitete sie als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Ludwig-Institut für Krebsforschung.

Seit 2007 ist sie Verena auf unseren Expeditionen-Seereisen in der Antarktis tätig und seit 2015 auch auf der nördlichen Erdhälfte (Spitzbergen, Grönland, Island, Färöer Inseln, Orkney Inseln). 

„Die Orte, die wir erkunden, sind fantastisch – voller Leben und wissenschaftlicher Phänomene, die man nirgendwo sonst findet. Deshalb sind unser Science Center und unser Wissenschafts-Programm so großartig für unsere Gäste. Es führt Sie noch tiefer in die Gebiete, die wir erkunden und öffnet eine ganz neue Welt.“