CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

WOCE findings on the Atlantic now available as a printed Atlas


The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) is the most extensive endeavor to investigate and measure the world ocean in our history. “It offers us a tremendous amount of data on temperatures, salinity, nutrient concentrations and water transport in the ocean,” explains Viktor Gouretski from the Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC). Together with colleagues from Hamburg and Moscow, he has now completed the third part of the WOCE Atlas in printed form: the most important findings on the Atlantic Ocean.

In 2002 the oceanographers Klaus Peter Koltermann (director), Viktor Gouretski and Kai Jancke at the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency began working on a voluntary basis to analyze the WOCE data for the Atlas of the Atlantic Ocean. Though they are now working on different projects, they remain commited to the spirt of the WOCE and have now successfully completed the Atlas. Klaus Peter Koltermann is currently working at the Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University; Viktor Gouretski is at the Integrated Climate Data Center, part of the Hamburg Cluster of Excellence for Climate Research. Kai Jancke now serves at the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency.

A portion of the 300 printed Atlases will be made available in public libraries. DVDs with the Atlas data are also available from the ICDC.

Further Information

Dr. Viktor Gouretski    
University of Hamburg, KlimaCampus
Tel.: +49 (40) 42838 7582