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May 2019


Mehrstedt - (K. Hippler)
  • Azizi Experiment
  • Retreat - at Linde (8-10 May)
  • Mehrstedt - tower alignment
  • Rain gauge - test at greenhouse field
  • Goniometer
  • Travel planning and shipping - Zotto, Tanguro, Cherskii, Atto
  • Planning for rescue training
  • Healt care - certificate of fitness
  • Greenhouse - Chamber 1 (VOC measurements)
  • Greenhouse - flowerbeds...unroofing, milling and seeding





April/ March 2019


UAV - (M. Kunz)
  • UAV Flights - Collaboration with IOF at JENA EXPERIMENT Site
  • Building of 9 more Minirhizotron camera systems
  • Travel to Zotto (Russia) - repair and restart equipment for the new growing season
  • Travel to Majadas (Spain)- dismantling field equipment with K. Morris, repair of sapflow sensors
  • Support of different PhD students projects (M. Azizi, I. Chanca, D. Marra, R.Nair, A. Apostolakis, L)
  • Repairing modules Jena Experiment, support in planning equipment for new measurements
  • Planning equipment and tour for Tanguro (Brasil), where two towers got destroyed by storm event
  • Regular maintenance at stations, winter wheat at Gebesee field
  • Goniometer
  • Planning rescue at ATTO
  • Further training of staff
  • Possible logging at Wetzstein - mounting LICOR 7200
  • Conversion winch on car




January/ February 2019


Atto - INNOTECH Rail (S. Schmidt)
  • Trips to Atto (Brasil) - maintenanace and compilation of the experimental setup, attachment safety rail (INNOTECH®) and lift attachment (HIGHSTEP SYSTEMS)
  • Preparations for phyto-chamber experiment of M. Azizi
  • GH - growing palms for VOC experiment, start of new experiment in chamber 5,
  • Regular maintenance at stations, winter wheat at Gebesee field
  • Disassembly of the stations Bechstedt and Kaltenborn
  • Goniometer - development and assembly
  • Inhouse training course on tower climbing and rescuing from height
  • Support experiment of D. Marra
  • Support greenhouse experiment E. Gomes-Alves
  • UAV Flights - Collaboration wiht IOF




December/ November 2018


Atto - Powerhut Pit4 (K. Kübler)
  • Trips to Atto (Brasil) - maintenanace and compilation of the experimental setup, attachment safety rail (INNOTECH®) and lift attachment (HIGHSTEP SYSTEMS)
  • UAV flights in cooperation with DLR
  • GH - growing palms for VOC experiment, making flowerbeds winterproof, start of new experiment in chamber 5, inhouse decoration IMPRS
  • Regular maintenance at stations, winter wheat sowing at Gebesee field
  • Goniometer - development and assembly
  • Inhouse training course on tower climbing and rescuing from height
  • Support experiment of D. Marra
  • Support greenhouse experiment E. Gomes-Alves




September/ October 2018


(Annual rescue training) by M. Hertel


  • Support experiment of D. Marra
  • Support greenhouse experiment by E. Gomes-Alves
  • Annual rescue training at Wetzstein
  • Trip to Majadas (Spain) - maintenanace and repair
  • Trip to Zotto (Russia) - maintenanace of generators
  • GH - growing palms for upcoming attemts
  • Help with flasksampler assembly
  • Gebesee - harvesting, dismantling and conversion of soil sensors
  • Hermannsberg - support of the project by Juliane Helm and Jan Muhr
  • Regular maintenance at stations, final alfalfa cut at Gebesee
  • Goniometer - research and development
  • Instituts-retreat




July/ August 2018


Cherskii (Russia) by M. Hertel


  • Trip to Cherskii (Russia)
  • Gebesee - harvesting, dismantling and conversion of soil sensors
  • Hermannsberg - support of the project of Juliane Helm and Jan Muhr
  • Getting the UAV from Lehrte
  • Innotech- fall protection - course of instruction
  • Regular maintenance at stations, first alfalfa cut at Gebesee
  • Goniometer - research and development




June/ August 2018


Zotino Eddy


  • Participation of Martin Kunz in the ESRP (Earthsystem Research Partnership) meeting 6 - 8 June 2018, Göttingen
  • Trip to Zotto
  • Greenhouse / JENA EXPERIMENT - weeding of the C3/C4 fields
  • Minirhizotron - design of a camera system for field use
  • Upgrade Gebesee with/ for Team from Braunschweig (von Thünen Institut)
  • Trip planning for ATTO
  • Transport to Tanguro and ATTO (Brasil)
  • Biowiese dismantling pivoting arm, calibration KT15
  • Assistance with the construction of the flasksampler and cold traps in the ICOS laboratory
  • Dismantling weather station - student project (term paper)
  • Maintenance climate chamber




May 2018


Greenhouse fields 2018


  • Greenhouse / JENA EXPERIMENT - sowing of the C3/C4 fields
  • Minirhizotron - design of a camera system for field use
  • Upgrade Gebesee with/ for Team from Braunschweig (von Thünen Institut)
  • Trip planning for Zotto and ATTO
  • Transport to Tanguro and ATTO (Brasil)
  • Regular maintenance at stations, first alfalfa cut at Gebesee
  • Disassembly of the stations Bechstedt and Kaltenborn
  • Goniometer - research and development
  • Biowiese dismantling pivoting arm, calibration KT15
  • Assistance with the construction of the flasksampler and cold traps in the ICOS laboratory
  • Dismantling weather station - student project (term paper)
  • Maintenance climate chamber
  • Group hiking day




April/March 2018


Zotino Eddy Tower - S. Schmidt


  • IMPRS Eddy covariance Training O. Kolle
  • Trip to Zotino - Eddy maintenance K. Hippler, S. Schmidt
  • Upgrade Gebesee with/ for Team from Braunschweig (von Thünen Institut)
  • Trip to Majadas (Spain) - Summer school M. Kunz, UAV Training
  • Martin Kunz and Olaf Kolle get a training certificate for UAVs at the RUCON Academy
  • ATTO (Brasil)- Trip planning, procurement of sensors, as well planning of grounding and safety installations
  • Trip planning for Thomas Behrendt
  • Transport to Tanguro and ATTO (Brasil)
  • Greenhouse - plant cultivation for Minirhizotron experiment and N-fixation experiment, Spruce cloning in the warm bed
  • Regular maintenance at stations
  • LICOR course 6800
  • Planning "upgrade" at Bechstedt, Kaltenborn and Mehrstedt
  • Goniometer inquiry, Biowiese planning (dismantling pivoting arm, calibration KT15)
  • Maintenance climate chamber
  • Help with soldering work for instrumentation in Tanguro




January/ February 2018


Gebesee - N.Hempel
  • Upgrade Gebesee with/ for Team from Braunschweig (von Thünen Institut)
  • Trip to Majadas (Spain) - maintenance, enhancement of calibration system, repair sapflow sensors
  • Martin Kunz, new member of our Field-experiments-team, is going to provide a new service: UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) - do not hesitate to get in touch with your ideas! Drones could be a great help to measure air quality, greenhouse gases, aerosoles, site differences, meteorological data, multibandsensing, photos, videos, exploring in inhospitable parts of the Earth, land monitoring. Transport, communication and lots of other things are possible.
  • Martin Kunz and Olaf Kolle get a training certificate for UAVs at the RUCON Academy
  • Travel planning for Majadas (Spain), ATTO (Brasil), Tanguro (Brasil), ZOTTO (Russia), Cape Verde and Cherski (Russia)
  • ATTO (Brasil)- Trip planning, procurement of sensors, as well planning of grounding and safety installations
  • Trip planning for Thomas Behrendt
  • Transport to Tanguro (Brasil)
  • Greenhouse - plant cultivation for Minirhizotron experiment and N-fixation experiment
  • Regular maintenance - Licor 840 exchange at Wetzstein
  • Planning "upgrade" at Bechstedt, Kaltenborn and Mehrstedt
  • Goniometer inquiry, Biowiese planning (dismantling pivoting arm, calibration KT15)
  • Maintenance climate chamber
  • Help with soldering work for instrumentation in Tanguro




December 2017



Drone - M.Hertel

  • Martin Kunz, new member of our Field-experiments-team, is going to provide a new service: UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) - do not hesitate to get in touch with your ideas! Drones could be a great help to measure air quality, greenhouse gases, aerosoles, site differences, meteorological data, multibandsensing, photos, videos, exploring in inhospitable parts of the Earth, land monitoring. Transport, communication and lots of other things are possible.
  • Travel planning for Majadas (Spain) and Cherski (Russia)
  • ATTO (Brasil)- Trip planning, procurement of sensors, as well planning of grounding and safety installations
  • ZOTTO - Travel planning, procurement process
  • Trip planning for Thomas Behrendt
  • Greenhouse - plant cultivation for Minirhizotron experiment and N-fixation experiment
  • Regular maintenance - Licor 840 exchange at Wetzstein
  • Planning "upgrade" at Bechstedt, Kaltenborn and Mehrstedt
  • Maintenance climate chamber



November/ October 2017



Long Night of Science

  • Long Night of Sience - 2017-11-24 our team is going to show an Eddy-covarianz measurement setup, shows the rising carbon dioxide content in the room and presents impressions from the new 300 m high ATTO-toweer in the Amazon region
  • Tower repair at Hermannsberg station

ATTO - pic M. Hertel
  • ATTO-Trip - build up of a field measurement system for Thomas Behrendt
  • Visit to the fair A+A in Düsseldorf (personal protective equipment, occupational healt and safety)
  • ATTO TAM (Meeting technical staff)
  • Greenhouse chamber 3 - setup GH-experiment "mini-rhizo-tron" R. Nair
  • Winterize trial area GH and Jena experiment
  • Greenhouse - preparing chamber 4 and 5 for new experiments, re-potting trees
  • Planning and purchase a bed of sand for breeding spruce clones
  • Planning "upgrade" at Bechstedt, Kaltenborn and Mehrstedt
  • Regular maintenance
  • Repair at Hermannsberg
  • WXT precipitation test





September 2017



Luzerne 3. Schnitt - Gebesee

  • Regular maintenance, repair Hermannsberg
  • Inventory mobile devices
  • Trial area GH and Jena experiment - caring, keeping and harvesting
  • Greenhouse - preparing chamber 3,4 and 5 for new experiments, re-potting trees
  • ATTO - Trip planning, procurement of meteorological instruments, as well planning of grounding and navigation lights
  • ZOTTO - Travel
  • Licor Testing
  • Travel planning Brasil - Field system for Thomas Behrendt
  • Planning GH-experiment "mini-rhizo-tron"



August 2017



Rescue training

  • Annual rescue exercise at Wetzsein station
  • Regular maintenance - annual maintenance of all pumps at stations
  • Repair work at JENAEXPERIMENT sensorfield
  • Trial area GH and Jena experiment - preparing the soil and planting, caring, keeping and harvesting
  • Greenhouse - plant cultivation and labelling
  • ATTO - Trip planning, procurement of meteorological instruments, as well planning of grounding and navigation lights
  • ZOTTO - Travel end of August
  • Labview programming
  • Travel planning Brasil - Field system for Thomas Behrendt
  • Planning "upgrade" at Bechstedt, Kaltenborn and Mehrstedt
  • Shadowing in GH





July/ June 2017



BGC Jena (N.Hempel)

  • Planning/ Travel to Majadas (Spain)- rebuilding hoods, digitisation of the stations
  • Trial area GH and Jena experiment - preparing the soil and planting, caring, keeping and harvesting
  • Greenhouse - plant cultivation and labelling
  • Regular maintenance
  • Help with the design and realization Prof. Martin Heimanns farewell symposium
  • Trip to Cherski (Russia)
  • ATTO - Trip planning, procurement of meteorological instruments, as well planning of grounding and navigation lights
  • ZOTTO - Travel planning, procurement process
  • Labview programming
  • Field system for Thomas Behrendt
  • Planning "upgrade" at Bechstedt, Kaltenborn and Mehrstedt
  • Light exchange to LED in GH 1
  • Building of a project rack
  • Pupil mentoring






March/ April 2017



BGC Jena (N.Hempel)

  • Travel to Majadas (Spain)
  • Trip planning Cherski (Russia)
  • ATTO - Trip planning, procurement of meteorological instruments, as well planning of grounding and navigation lights
  • ZOTTO - Travel planning, procurement process
  • Labview programming
  • Field system for Thomas Behrendt
  • Greenhouse - plant cultivation and labelling
  • Regular maintenance - Licor exchange at Wetzstein
  • Planning "upgrade" at Bechstedt, Kaltenborn and Mehrstedt






January/ February 2017



Gebesee (A.Fastnacht)

  • Travel planning for Majadas (Spain) and Cherski (Russia)
  • ATTO - Trip planning, procurement of meteorological instruments, as well planning of grounding and navigation lights
  • ZOTTO - Travel planning, procurement process
  • Building heated suction tubes
  • ICOS support/ Labview programming and drying system for flask sampler
  • Redoxsystem for Thomas Behrendt
  • VOC measurements for Thomas Behrendt/ Jianbei Huang in Greenhouse chamber 1
  • Greenhouse - plant cultivation and labelling
  • Regular maintenance - Licor exchange at Wetzstein
  • Planning "upgrade" at Bechstedt, Kaltenborn and Mehrstedt








December 2016



Majadas (O.Kolle)

  • Travel to Majadas (Spain)…new camera system (Richard Nair), soil cores (Kendalynn Morris), maintenance and upgrade of the towers
  • Regular maintenance Jena experiment
  • ICOS support/ Labview programming and drying system for flask sampler
  • Redoxysystem for Thomas Behrendt
  • VOC measurements for Thomas Behrendt/ Jianbei Huang in Greenhouse chamber 1
  • New Labelling body in GH chamber 3 - Planning - Purchasing - Construction
  • Greenhouse - plant cultivation and labelling
  • Planning the "upgrade" at Bechstedt, Kaltenborn and Mehrstedt





November 2016



ATTO Tower (k.Kübler)

  • Travel to ATTO (Brasil)..powering, grounding, finalisation electricity
  • Travel to Majadas (Spain)…new camera system (Richard Nair), soil cores (Kendalynn Morris)
  • Regular maintenance/ Clean up Jena experiment
  • ICOS support/ Labview programming and drying system for flask sampler
  • Redoxysystem for Thomas Behrendt
  • VOC measurements for Thomas Behrendt/ Jianbei Huang in Greenhouse chamber 1
  • New Labelling body in GH chamber 3 - Planning - Purchasing - Construction
  • Greenhouse - plant cultivation and labelling
  • Planning to to "upgrade" existing systems at Bechstedt, Kaltenborn and Mehrstedt




October 2016



View from ATTO Tower (S. Schmidt)

  • Regular maintenance (Mehrstedt Sonic)
  • Travel planning for Majadas (Spain)…new camera system (Richard Nair), soil cores (Kendalynn Morris)
  • Travel to ATTO (Brasil)..powering,grounding, Finalisation electricity
  • ICOS support/ Labview programming and drying system for flask sampler
  • Redoxysystem for Thomas Behrendt
  • Hydroponic experiment for Tobias Jochum
  • VOC measurements for Thomas Behrendt/ Jianbei Huang in Greenhouse chamber 1
  • New Labelling body in GH chamber 3 - Planning - Purchasing - Construction
  • Greenhouse - plant cultivation and labelling
  • Repair at Jena-experiment site
  • Planning to to "upgrade" existing systems at Bechstedt, Kaltenborn and Mehrstedt




September 2016



Zotto 300m (K. Kübler)

  • Regular maintenance
  • Gut Linde (Zwillenber-Tietz Stiftung) maintenance and repair
  • Travel to ZOTTO (Russia), maintenance and repair of generators
  • ATTO (Brasil)... Travel planning
  • Travel planning for Majadas (Spain)…new camera system (Richard Nair), soil cores (Kendalynn Morris)
  • ICOS support/ Labview programming and drying system for flask sampler
  • Redoxysystem for T. Behrendt
  • Hydroponic experiment for T. Jochum
  • VOC measurements for T. Behrendt/ J. in Greenhouse chamber
  • New Labelling experiment - Planning - Purchasing - Construction
  • Greenhouse - plant cultivation and labelling
  • Climate chamber - plant cultivation and labelling
  • Repair at Jena-eperiment site





August 2016



Building of redox electrodes

  • Regular maintenance (Repair work: Mehrstedt, Kaltenborn, Institute roof and Jena Experiment)
  • Redoxysystem for T. Behrendt
  • Hydroponic experiment for T. Jochum
  • VOC measurements for T. Behrendt/ J. in Greenhouse chamber
  • New Labelling experiment - Planning - Purchasing - Construction
  • ATTO... Travel planning
  • ICOS support/ Labview programming and drying system for flask sampler
  • Greenhouse - plant cultivation and labelling
  • Climate chamber - plant cultivation and labelling
  • Student support




July 2016



Cherskii 2015 - Pic: M Hertel

  • Annual leave for most employees
  • Regular maintenance
  • Irrigation system QUINCY - Loggerprogramming - Launch
  • Travel to Cherskii (Russia) - assembly of new level measurment setup, cooperation Sandra Raab (née Boelck)
  • Redoxysystem for T. Behrendt
  • Hydroponic experiment for T. Jochum
  • VOC measurements for T. Behrendt/ J. in Greenhouse chamber
  • New Labelling experiment - Planning - Purchasing - Construction
  • ATTO... Container from Bremen
  • Planning and construction of new measurment setup (rhizotrons) for Majadasas
  • Labview programming and drying system for flask sampler
  • Construction works around and in the greenhouse -> rearranging trees and equipment
  • Disposal old batteries / clean up / disconstruction of old installations
  • Greenhouse - weeding the fields / plant cultivation




June 2016



Preparation for Cherskii

  • Regular maintenance
  • Irrigation system QUINCY - Loggerprogramming - Test
  • Travel to Zotto (Russia) - repair and maintenance
  • Next Hydroponic experiment for T. Jochum after very successful tests
  • Redoxysystem for T. Behrendt
  • VOC measurements for T. Behrendt/ J. in Greenhouse chamber
  • Hermannsberg repair
  • New Labelling experiment - Planning - Purchasing - Construction
  • Planning for ATTO... Container from Bremen
  • Planning and construction of new measurment setup (level measurement) for Cherskii, cooperation Sandra Raab (née Boelck)
  • Planning and construction of new measurment setup (rhizotrons) for Majadasas
  • Labview programming and drying system for flask sampler
  • Construction works around and in the greenhouse -> rearranging trees and equipment
  • Disposal old batteries / clean up / disconstruction of old installations
  • Greenhouse - weeding the fields / plant cultivation




May 2016



QUINCY (Photo: N.Hempel)
8. Meetinge of MPI's electronics developers - 30.05. ‒ 01.06.2015

  • Regular maintenance
  • Institute´s retreat at Bad Blankenburg
  • Irrigation system QUINCY
  • Travelplanning for Zotto (Russia)
  • Hydroponic experiment
  • Redoxysystem for T. Behrendt
  • Repair and exchange in Linde
  • Planning for ATTO
  • Planning and construction of new measurment setup (level measurement) for Cherskii, cooperation Sandra Raab (née Boelck)
  • Planning and construction of new measurment setup (rhizotrons) for Majadasas
  • Labview programming and drying system for flask sampler
  • Construction works around and in the greenhouse -> rearranging trees and equipment





April 2016



First Aid Outdoor (Photo: I. Hejja)

  • Regular maintenance
  • First Aid outdoor course
  • Irrigation system QUINCY
  • Travel to Majadass (Spain)
  • Hydroponic system for T. Jochum startet with new experiment
  • Redoxysystem for T. Behrendt
  • Repair and exchange in Linde
  • Planning for ATTO
  • Planning and construction of new measurment setup for Cherskii




March 2016



Zotto in March (Photo: Steffen Schmidt)

  • Regular maintenance
  • Extension of the Gebesee site, cooperation with Institute of Agricultural Climate Research of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut (vTI), Braunschweig
  • Travel planning for Majadas (Spain) in April, new analyzer in an air-conditioned environment
  • Journey to Zotto (Russia) for maintenance and repair
  • Travel planning for Cherskii (Russia) in July, building of water gauge
  • QUINCY: building and programming of the irrigation system (Greenhouse)
  • Building redox equipment for Thomas Behrendt
  • Extensive conversion in and behind the greenhouse -> emptying the corridor, cleaning the compost area, moving the hut
  • IMPRS lecture by Olaf...build up of 3 different Eddy-systems
  • Support of flasksampler group -> air drying unit
  • Power supply for balances of Jianbei Huang
  • New program for climate chambers in the greenhouse





February 2016


  • Regular Maintenance
  • Travel planning for Majadas (Spain) ...end of February and in April
  • Travel planning for Zotto in March
  • Travel planning for Cherskii in July
  • QUINCY: Buying, building and programming of the irrigation system
  • Redox and other equipment for Thomas Behrendt





January 2016


  • Travel planning for 2016
  • Short trip to Majadas - maintenance and repair
  • Repair and maintenance at the regular sites (2m-temperature - Mehrstedt, WXT Thann; Sonic - Gut Linde)
  • QUINCY: Planning of the irrigation system
  • New Hydroponic experiment
  • Planning for ATTO





December 2015


  • Conversion of the Gebesee site for ICOS needs, collaboration with Mattias Herbst from Braunschweig
  • Set up of testing equipment in the climate chambers for John Kim
  • Reconstruction of greenhouse chamber 2 - irrigation planning
  • Plant cultivation for C3/C4 experiment in GH-chamber 4
  • Building of a pilot facility for Thomas Behrendt
  • Replacement of labelling installations in greenhouse chamber 1
  • Repairs and services to the ventilated huts of the mela humidity temperature sensors at the site of the JENAEXPERIMENT
  • Planning for ATTO
  • Rebuiling hut behind greenhouse
  • Heating for Licor-filters in Majadas
  • Regulary maintenance




November/ October 2015


  • Beginning of October: mounting and packing for Majadas (Spain)
  • Zotto journey - Repairing and maintening services of electrical distribution equipment and the construction of 2 new eddy towers on the eastside of the river
  • Mid of October: travel to Majadas and build up of 6 additional towers and the various sensors belonging to them
  • REGULARY MAINTENANCE...plus:
    1. Sowing of winter wheat in Gebesee
    2. Replacement of the heated sonic at the Wetzstein site
    3. Replacement of the LI7000 at the Wetzstein site
    4. Replacement of the WXT weather sensor in Thann
  • GREENHOUSE:
    1. Labellling-experiment
    2. Hydroponic test in the greenhouse
    3. Winterizing/ covering C3/C4 fields
    4. Treatment of plants for the QUINCI experiment
    5. Several plant breeding projects
    6. supply of plants with water, nutrients and use of beneficial species in climate chambers
  • JENAEXPERIMENT:
    1. Reattachment of Mela senors after repair
    2. Repair "Block3"
  • Planning of the conversion of the Gebesee site for ICOS needs


September 2015

  • Annual rescue training
  • Programming new display screen for Hainch National Park - treetop

trail

  • Planning of the next maintenance and repair trip to ZOTTO
  • Extensive planning and preparation for the expansion of the sites in Majadas (Spain)
  • Extension of the measuring equipment in climate chambers 3 and 4 for John Kim
  • Programming in R for Majadas


July/ August 2015

  • Planning of the next maintenance and repair trip to ZOTTO, and trip to East Zotto, with building of new Eddy sites
  • Extensive planning and preparation for the expansion of the sites in Majadas (Spain)
  • Treatment of plants for the QUINCI experiment
  • Regulary maintenance
  • Cabinet cooling for the weatherstation on the instutes roof
  • PRI-sensors back to Gebesee
  • Exchange and/or repair of 2D and 3D-Sonic-anemometer - Wetzstein
  • Mowing tasks
  • Weeding C fields
  • Watering several hundreds of treepots (also on weekends)
  • Several plant breeding projects in the greenhouse (u.a. N2-Fixators, tropical plants, trees, without-earth-cultures etc.)
  • Dismantling parts of the QUASOM-Experiment
  • Greenhouse rebuilding - installation f a second compressor
  • Flasksampler for Martin Novak
  • Measuring facility for John Kim
  • Data collection Majadas
  • Software development
  • Cooperation sampler-group
  • Annual leave of most employees




June 2015

  • Treatment of plants for the QUINCI experiment
  • Travel to ZOTTO (Russia), build up of new tanks, repair and maintenance
  • Travel to Cherskii and Ambarchik (Russia), maintenance, conversion and upgrading
  • Deconstruction, conversion greenhouse outdoor area
  • Regulary maintenance, repairwork (Gebesee, Hermannsberg, Wetzstein), mowing tasks, cleanup operations greenhouse outdoor area, gas cylinder testing)
  • Plant cultivation C3/C4 fields
  • New Cameras for Majadas (Spain), new communications system for faster data aquisition
  • PRI Sensors back to Gebeseee
  • Plant breeding for isotope labelling
  • Planning of Projects (Ambarchik/ CHerskii, Novak Sampler, Th. Berendt)
  • Preparations for a mobile Eddy-Flux-tower in Majadas (Spain)
  • Support of pupils and trainees
  • Support for a mesocosm labelling experiment from FSU in the greenhouse
  • Sensor maintenance JENAEXPERIMENT
  • Repair and maintenance weatherstation at Hermannsberg















April/ May 2015

  • IMPRS Eddy Covariance Workshop (teaching theory, instrumentation and data processing skills)
  • Cooperation iDiv Projekt - Labelling campaign at the JENAEXPERIMENT-site
  • Deconstruction, conversion greenhouse outdoor area
  • Plant breeding for isotope labelling and C3/C4 fields
  • Diverse logger programming (greenhouse, Russia, iDIV), Data processing (Zwillenberg-Tietz))
  • Simulation and Configuration of radiation sensors for Majadas / Test of GMP343 sonden
  • Regulary maintenance, repairwork (Gebesee, Hermannsberg, Wetzstein), mowing tasks, cleanup operations greenhouse outdoor area, gas cylinder testing)
  • PRI Sensoren-test
  • Retreat at Schieferpark Lehesten
  • Planning new Projects (Ambarchik/ CHerskii, Novak Sampler, Th. Berendt)
  • Meetings, Meetings....Meetings
  • All travel arrangements for ZOTTO (Russland) in June
  • Preparations for a mobile Eddy-Flux-tower in Majadas (Spain)
  • Cooperation iDiv Project - Planning and assembly of isotopic labelleling equipment
  • Reise nach Gut Linde (Dtl.) und Aufbau einer Meteorologiestation für die Zwillenberg-Tietz Stiftung nach DWD Richtlinien
  • Planning new Projects (Ambarchik/ CHerskii, Novak Sampler, Th. Berendt)
  • Meetings, Meetings....Meetings
  • All travel arrangements for ZOTTO (Russland) in June


March 2015

  • Travel to Tanguro (Brazil), where the setting of the third Eddy covarinace tower as well as a solar station on a soy field will take place (picture - Martin Hertel)
  • Preparations for the construction of a meteorological station in Linde for the Zwillenberg-Tietz-Foundation
  • Preparations for the soil respiration chamber system in Majadas (Spain)
  • Assmbly of equipment for a labelling experiment
  • Plant cultivation for isotopic labelling
  • Sensor maintenance JENAEXPERIMENT
  • Collaboration iDiv Projekt
  • Cooperation IPHT
  • Support of Mechanic Workshop
  • Travel to ZOTTO

February 2015

  • Travel to Tanguro (Brazil), where the setting of the third Eddy covarinace tower as well as a solar station on a soy field will take place (picture - Martin Hertel)
  • Preparations for the construction of a meteorological station in Linde for the Zwillenberg-Tietz-Foundation
  • Preparations for the soil respiration chamber system in Majadas (Spain)
  • Assmbly of further Redox-equimpment
  • Plant cultivation for isotopic labelling
  • Sensor maintenance JENAEXPERIMENT
  • Collaboration iDiv Projekt
  • Cooperation IPHT



January 2015

  • Preparations for the construction of a meteorological station in Linde for the Zwillenberg-Tietz-Foundation (picture - Martin Hertel)
  • Preparations for the next measuring campaign in Majadas (Spain), delivery of further systems for calibration and measurements
  • Preparations for the travel to Tanguro (Brazil), where in February 2015 the setting of the third Eddy covarinace tower on a soy field will take place
  • ATTO Tall Tower meeting in Manaus (Brazil)
  • SAB 13.-16. January
  • Assistance in an extensive and comparative greenhouse study



December 2014

  • Preparations for the travel to Tanguro (Brasil), where in February 2015 the setting of the third Eddy covarinace tower on a soy field will take place (picture - Martin Hertel)
  • Planning and advisory service for the 300m ATTO-Tower in Brasil
  • MPI-BGC retreat (conference)
  • Assistance in an extensive and comparative greenhouse study
  • Preparations for the construction of a meteorological station in Linde for the Zwillenberg-Tietz-Foundation
  • Repair work in the Hainich - hill building ants projekt



November 2014

  • Delegation from Russia as guests in the Department of Prof. Martin Heimann, (planning of further experiments, visit of "Methane" station in Wulferstedt operated by UFZ (picture - Olaf Kolle))
  • Installation of soil sensors and additional sensors at the towers in Majadas, as well as buildup and assembly of a small tower for meteorological measurements
  • Planning of a meteorological station for the Zwillenberg-Tietz Foundation
  • Establishment of a redox measurement system for small-scale level
  • Programming of new software for calibration of sensors



October 2014

  • Installation of sensors in the Kindel with Antje Ehrle "hill-building ants project" (picture - Kerstin Hippler)
  • Construction of redox electrodes
  • Travel/ Installation preparations for Majadas






September 2014

  • Travel to ZOTTO (Russia), maintenance and repair of generators
  • Reorganisation/ clean up of the storage room
  • Construction of redox electrodes








July/ August 2014

  • Harvest and sowing in Gebesee
  • Sensor preparation for MANIP
  • Design and construction of redox electrodes
  • Necessary clean-up work in the Greenhouse
  • OUT OF OFFICE due to floor service
  • C3/C4 trial fields behind the greenhouse and in the Saale river valley
  • Travel to Ambarchyk (Russia), setup of a new tower for atmospheric and meteorological measurements
  • Travel to Cherskii (Russia), maintaining and repair work on the chambers, establishment of the redox system



June 2014

  • Travel to Zotto, maintaining the generators and repair work on the 300 m Tower
  • Modification of the soil sensors for Spain
  • Travel to Majadas Spain, set up of a Ground-Eddy-System
  • ORP measurements
  • C3/C4 trial fields behind the greenhouse
  • Modification of the labelling system in the greenhouse



May 2014

  • Service group retreat and rescue training
  • Travel arrangements for Zotto, Ambarchyk, Cherskii and Spain
  • Preparations for ORP measurements
  • Cultivating the trial fields








April 2014

  • Travel to Cherskii by begin of April, where 2 Los Gatos analyzers, an instrument that measures snow height and a phenology camera will be set up
  • Travel to Zotto, recommissioning of Licor analyzers
  • Return of old sensors from the Hainich NP







March 2014

  • 2 new Eddy covariance towers at Majadas del Tietar in Spain erected in an incredible short time, third tower will be erected later in the year, various soil sensorsors are planned
  • Travel to Krasnojarsk/ Zotto, repair of 2 Licor analyzers and other equipment








January 2014

  • 2 Eddy covariance towers at Tanguro Brazil erected in december, third tower with mobile solar station will be erected later in the year, when permission is granted
  • Planning of the years big travels to Cherskii, Zotto, Cape Verde, Spain, Tanguro in Brazil








November 2013

  • Travel to Tanguro, Construction of 3 new Eddy covarinace towers
  • New scarecrows at Gebesee
  • Repair of block 1 and 2 at the Jena Experiment site
  • Packing for Cherskii







October 2013

  • Greenhouse chambers 1 and 2 got new gasline
  • Preparing field trip to Tanguro (Brazil) in November, where 3 new eddy flux towers will be set up
  • Maintenance and repair trip to ZOTTO in Siberia (Karl Kübler - Repair of the flux measurement systen after lightning, repair of generator)



September 2013

  • Transport of the shipping-container to Tanguro (Brasilia), where 3 new Eddy Towers will be erected
  • Installing of new Scarecrows in Gebesee
  • Installing new Shadow-ring SPN1 on Wetzstein Eddytower
  • Institutes Retreat
  • Installation of soil moisture , soil temperature and soil water sensors in Dörna near Mühlhausen for Antje Ehrle (IMPRS - MPI/FSU) studying Active influence of hill-building ants on carbon an nitrogen fluxes.
  • Restart of measurement systems at the Jena Experiment site after the flood in May 2013
  • Reconstruction of the CO2 profile unit at Gebesee
  • Removing dendrometer station at different sites




July/August 2013

  • Construction and measurement campaign at Cherskii (Russia)
  • Repair of damaged equipment at the Jena Experiment site after the flood in May 2013