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november 2019

Slowly edging towards the equator

Door: Frederick Walters

Slowly edging towards the equator, and 1200km away from the nearest landmass, the Bark EUROPA has already experienced much excitement sinceembarking from the last port in Sal, Capo Verde. Only 11 days into thejourney,...

A sailors work is never done

Door: Wim Nieuwenhuijse

A sailor’s work is never done. During Bark Europa’s transatlantic crossing from Tenerife to Montevideo, the whole crew worked very hard on the yards in replacing the ship’s four top sails fore & aft. It...

Trade winds and waxing moon

Door: Janke Kingma

18 47,4 N 021 27,1 W 4.8 kts It's been already 5 days since we left Tenerife. While we were preparing the departure all of a sudden the wind picked up from the NE so we could sail the Europa without the use of...

oktober 2019

Research update

Door: Frederick Walters

Pushing onward from the Canary Islands, the trade winds picked up making trawling ever more complicated with the increasing speed of the ship. With distance to land, the abundance of plankton quickly declined, as both...

Surveys at sea

Door: Fred Walters

After ten days at sea and a rough start in the English Channel, the scientific research is well underway! With the manta trawl and regular plankton trawl alternating on surveys each day, a diverse mix of zooplankton...

september 2019