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