Research expeditions

At any one time scientists and technicians from the UK community 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 & Institution Location Duration in days (begins) Aim
JC112

Miguel Ángel Morales Maqueda

National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

PABLB - CRCAL

40

January 2015

 

Oceanographic and Seiemic Characterisation of heat dissipation and alteration by hydrothermal fluids at an Axial Ridge (OSCAR)

The OSCAR programme consists of a two-ship marine geophysical and oceanographic investigation of the hydrothermal fluid flow and plumbing within the oceanic crust at the Costa Rica Rift on the East Pacific Rise, and how this changes as the crust ages and spreads off-axis.

Cruise Principal Scientist & Institution Location Duration in days (begins) Aim
DY044

Repair Period

 

Norway

NOAES - NOAES

11

December 2014

Repair Period

Following DY043, the vessel will spend a period of around eleven days undergoing repairs to replace the traction drums for the GP, trawl and CTD winches. The manufacture and installation of these replacements will occur in Alesund, Norway.

 

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: 171214 1730
Zone: Z+1
Subj: PIM Norway

Posn: SS alongside, Factory Quay, Roll Royce, Hjørungavȧg

Wx: Southerly 18kts, Sunshine very briefly earlier, now overcast

Status: Spooling of trawl wire progressing well, should complete late 
evening.

Intention: Move spooling gear ashore on completion trawl spooling, to 
begin MFCTD spooling

Other: Kongsberg service engineer onboard for K-bridge issues.

 

  DTG: 171214  07:00L
Zone: Z -5
Subj: PIM JC112/113

Posn: 02 49.5N 083 42.0W
Co: Autopos
Spd: Autopos

Wx: SSW x 15Kts. Slt Sea and Swell.

Status:  Preparing for Heat Probe recovery

Intentions: On completion of heat probe vessel will set onto CTD Stn 
No14 for CTD/VMP operations, after this vessel will resume another Heat 
Flow Probe Transect.

 

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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