One of the world’s most modern multi-functional science vessels berths in Suva
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
June 28, 2018 Suva, Fiji The German research vessel R.V SONNE, currently implementing scientific cruises in the Pacific, has berthed in the port of Suva today.
Commissioned in 2014, R/V SONNE is considered one of the most modern multi-functional science vessels in the world and the new flagship of the German scientific fleet regularly conducts research cruises in the South Pacific.
The high-tech multi-disciplinary research vessel is equipped to cover a wide spectrum of ocean research like marine physics, geophysics, geology, chemistry, biogeochemistry and meteorology.
A high-level reception held on board the R.V Sonne saw invited guests being officially welcomed by the German Ambassador H.E. Mr. Gerhard Thiedemann.
German scientist Professor Dr. Karsten M. Haase provided a brief on the previous outcomes, aspects and highlights of the sphere of research cruise and an insight into deep-sea volcanological processes and associated ecosystems in the waters of Tonga.
Climate Change Advisor of German Development Cooperation (GIZ), Ms. Hanna Sabass, concluded the event with a presentation about the German collaboration with Pacific Island Countries on ocean governance and conservation of marine biodiversity.
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