The Helmholtz Alliance „Robotic Exploration of Extreme Environments – ROBEX“ brought together the world’s first integrated space and deep-sea research group. A total of 16 institutions from Germany were jointly developing technologies to improve the exploration of environments with extreme conditions such as deep sea, Polar Regions, the Earth’s moon and other celestial bodies.
One of the main developments of the project was Tramper autonomous crawler, which took measurements of the seabed for a period of year.
“This new technology allows us for the first time to take deep-sea measurements throughout the entire year, and to use this data to determine seasonal variations,” - Dr. Frank Wenzhöfer, Researcher and ROBEX Deep Sea campaign leader at Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research.
During my documentary I have focused on science and also life on Polarstern icebreaker.