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German Research Vessel "Sonne"

German Research Vessel "Sonne" set sail from Colombo

The German research Vessel “Sonne”, among the biggest of its kind, set sail from Colombo Harbour on July 12th to start its expedition in Sri Lankan waters. The five weeks lasting expedition aimed at solving the mystery around the separation of India/Sri Lanka from Antarctica more than 116 million years ago, which once made up one giant supercontinent. The project is planned and implemented in cooperation between the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) Bremerhaven and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. The results of the research conducted will be made available to the public and shared with the Sri Lankan counterparts. The research vessel is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research with the aim of finding answers to questions that are of global relevance. With its modern equipment and the black, red and golden band around its hulk the “Sonne” is a brand ambassador of the internationally recognized German marine research.  The “Sonne” is soon leaving the Colombo harbor again for its next expedition. The German Embassy wishes the Team all the best in its future work and is looking forward to its next stop here in Colombo.​

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