Federal President Steinmeier visits CVAO and OSCM on Cabo Verde
The President of the Republic of Cabo Verde José Maria Neves and Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited two observatories for atmospheric and marine research on Cabo Verde on 5 October 2023. The aim of the visit was to find out about the extensive cooperation between the two countries in the field of climate research.
The Cabo Verde Atmospheric Observatory (CVAO) has become part of the European research infrastructure ACTRIS. It is jointly operated by a consortium consisting of the Cape Verdean Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (INMG), the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) in Leipzig, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena (MPI-BGC) and the University of York in the UK. The investments in new rooms and technology are being funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with over 3 million euros as part of the German contribution ACTRIS-D. The two presidents also used their visit to the Atmospheric Observatory to lay the foundation stone for a new laboratory building.
Both presidents then visited the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM), which is operated by the German GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel together with the Cape Verdean Instituto do Mar, where they inaugurated a TROPOS measuring station for remote sensing of the atmosphere, learned about the Cape Verde Ocean Observatory (CVOO) and spoke with students from the WASCAL master's programme "Climate Change and Marine Sciences".
São Vicente, with the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM) and the Cabo Verde Atmospheric Observatory (CVAO), is a prime example of international cooperation in atmospheric and climate research: marine and atmospheric research work hand in hand here, as do three non-university research communities - Helmholtz, Leibniz and Max Planck. The researchers come to Cabo Verde from a wide variety of countries - primarily from Germany and the UK, but also from the USA and China.
Foundation stone laid for the new laboratory building "TROPOS Aerosol Particle Analysis Laboratory (TOPAL)" at the Cabo Verde Atmospheric Observatory (CVAO)
Commissioning of the new TROPOS remote sensing station Cape Verde Radiation Observatory (CVRO) at the OSCM in Mindelo
Visit to the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM)
Cabo Verde television programme on the evening news - including statements by INMG President Domingo Veiga Gomes and President José Maria Neves:
Alemanha financia a construção de raiz, de um laboratório para servir o Centro Atmosférico de Cabo Verde
(Jornal da Noite TCV, 05 Outubro de 2023, 20:00 LT)
Besonders betroffen: Cabo Verde und der Klimawandel
Radio report from DLF Kultur, 06 October 2023, 06:38 / 04:22 minutes / Author: Kuball, Maximilian