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Open Ship Days, it seems to me, always have their challenges! For Tallinn, everything would be easy, or so we thought. We were heading for a dock in the City harbour and would be right next to the city center to attract all those crowds of people strolling through the beautiful streets of Tallinn: m...

You were invited to join the trip of a lifetime: a chance to follow wind and tide, experience living under sail – probably for the first and only time – all while meeting international colleagues from your field and exchanging on relevant areas of research. You organised all the necessary equipment...

Regine Oyntzen tells us about ship security and emergency procedures, as seen by a non-expert.

Better known for modelling discrete-continuous optimisation problems than optimising points of sail, and far more comfortable on land discussing how to simulate gas flows than determining how to navigate tidal waters, Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering led a team of five researchers representing The Chairs of Economics – Discrete Optimization – Mathematics (EDOM) and their international guests on leg 2 of Science Sets Sail this summer. We asked him why he decided to take part in Science Sets Sail.

Also joining the third leg of Science Sets Sail are four researchers from FAU’s Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy and their six international guests from applied science institutes and universities. Chemistry plays an integral role in today’s scientific endeavors. It sits at the heart of many sci...

Market proximity, cruise ships, inter-University diplomacy, and discovering a new maths talent: Blandina Mangelkramer tells us more about the Thor Heyerdahl’s eventful visit to our most northerly port on the Science Sets Sail voyage.

Seasickness, being made to climb the mast or swim in deep water, unread emails, meetings missed .. we considered some of the real risks of joining Science Sets Sail. The results might surprise you!

With the second leg of Science Sets Sail now underway, we’d like to introduce you to the first of three FAU teams participating in leg 3. Four researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials and their guests from five other universities will join the crew. From molecules...