Motor sailor S10-VTX from Fachhochschule Aachen involved in mapping Uhrwerk Ozean.
photographer: FH Aachen
A motor-assisted gliders and airships begin on Saturday studies of large eddies in the Baltic Sea in the project Havens clockwork.
Swirls from a few hundred meters up to tens of kilometers in the oceans, with important implications for the transport of mineral silicate, nitrogen and phosphorus from the bottom layers up to the plankton in the surface layers.
But exactly how the short-lived eddies teeth into each other, like the gears of a clock, is still unknown to scientists.
Measuring equipment has been placed in two containers under the wings.
The plane operated by a pilot from the FH Aachen, but the board is an engineer specialized in the measurement equipment.