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
JC109 Christine Peirce

GBSOU - TTPOS

25

October 2014

 

Role and Extent of Detachment Faulting at slow-spreading mid-ocean ridge

The primary purpose of this cruise is to recover an array of 25 ocean-bottom seismographs (OBS) which were deployed in April 2014 on JC102. These instruments will then be serviced and prepared for another upcoming cruise onboard RRS James Cook in December 2014 (JC112).

RRS Discovery

Cruise Principal Scientist Location Duration in days (begins) Aim
DY017

Stuart Painter

GBSOU - GBSOU

18

October 2014

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry Outer Hebrides Process Study 

This cruise was requested to allow sampling on the NW European shelf west of the Outer Hebrides to provide important spatial data on dissolved inorganic carbon and nutrient concentrations and local currents in a key region of the shelf thus complementing efforts to estimate the size of the shelf sea carbon pump.

 

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: 301014 09:00

Zone: Z

Subj: PIM DY017

 

Pos: 56 52N  008 10W ( 18' WNW of Mingulay)

Co:  DP AutoPos

Spd: DP AutoPos

 

Wx:  SSE 20kts. Overcast with rain. Mod seas.

Status: Vessel at Stn E1 for Titanium CTD, Steel CTD and Plankton Net.

Intentions: Continue with lines E, F & G as per scientific plan.

 

DTG: 291014  08:00

Zone: Z -3

Subj: PIM JC109

 

Posn: 14 38.7N  044 19.0W

Co: 000T

Spd: 9.0Knts

 

Wx: ENE 20knts. Clear Skies, Moderate Sea, Short Low Swell.

Status:  Swath Survey until arrival Trinidad.

Intention:

Run out CTD#2 wire to 8000m on Saturday morning.

 

ETA to Port of Spain 0800/5th.

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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