Research expeditions

At any one time NOC scientists and technicians can be at sea on numerous vessels. Discover where they are and what they are trying to achieve.

Latest expedition

RRS James Cook

Cruise Principal Scientist Location Duration in days (begins) Aim
JC107 Aitken Hunter

Santander

30

August 2014

 

Refit

This period has been scheduled to renew the Kongsberg Sonar Array, in addition to focusing on the Starboard frame for the metal free CTD, scientific winch upgrade level winds, overhaul of main engines and the renewal of underwater paint coatings. 

RRS Discovery

Cruise Principal Scientist Location Duration in days (begins) Aim
DY026

Richard Sanders

Celtic Sea

21

August

The objective of this expedition is to undertake a tidal resuspension study using the marine snowcatchers, deploy and recover CTD's and undergo various sediment coring exercises. This cruise will also provide a training opportunity for a number of students. 

This cruise is funded under the Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry research programme

 

Ship position

This map shows the positions of the NOC operated vessels RRS Discovery and RRS James Cook.  While every effort is made to keep this map up to date sometimes postion updates are not possible.

Update from the ship (PIM)

RRS DISCOVERY   RRS JAMES COOK

DTG: 020914 0800

Zone: UTC+1

Posn: SST #26 berth, Empress Dock, Southampton

Status: prep for Hull refit.

Intentions: depart for Hull 050914

 

DTG: 290814  08:00

Zone: +1

Subj: PIM JC107

 

Posn: 47 32.8N 005 34.9W

Co: 170T

Spd: 9.5Kts

 

Wx: WNW x 20Kts. Cloudy and Fine.  Moderate sea and short moderate swell.

Status: On passage to Santander.

 

Other expeditions

2014

Learn about the research expeditions that are taking place upon the NOC based research vessels during 2014. Read more about 2014's expeditions

2013

Learn about the research expeditions that are taking place upon the NOC based research vessels during 2013. Read more about 2013's expeditions

2012

Learn about the research expeditions that took place upon the NOC based research vessels during 2012. Read more about 2012's expeditions



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