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A temporary, floating university to study the oceans

Saturday, the Akademik Treshnikov, a Russian research vessel, left northern Germany for Cape Town, South Africa. On board, 50 students will expand their knowledge in the marine sciences. This transit voyage is called the ACE Maritime University. The ship will then embark on the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE), a three-month […]

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ACE Maritime University: a few hours before the departure…

Preparations are well under way for the ACE Maritime University. Moored in Bremerhaven, in northern Germany, the impressive Russian scientific vessel Akademik Treshnikov is being loaded with foodstuffs and technical equipment. Here, a Swiss athmospheric sciences container, cornflakes and zodiacs… On Saturday November 19, at night, the boat will set sail with […]

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