On the accompanied research cruise – it was the 119th expedition of the research vessel POLARSTERN – two researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology were also on board to search for black smokers in Antarctic waters. For the two then doctoral students Maximilian Franke and Benedikt Geier, represented in the exhibition as "Mussel Hunters" amongst others, the trip was an unforgettable experience. Now we also get a chance to take part. "With the new online exhibition, we can now look behind the scenes of the research vessel POLARSTERN and accompany the researchers on their special journey – even to the depths of the sea," says Simon Rein, Program Manager Google Arts & Culture.
Immerse yourself in the exciting world of marine research: g.co/intothedeep
The online project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and presented on the BMBF project page at Google Arts & Culture. More information about the project can be found here.
Click here for the project: "Into the Deep" on the UN World Day of the Oceans on 8 June 2020.