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LEG 1. RV G.O. Sars, survey of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge from Iceland to the Azores

Time frame, leadership, aims

Time: 5 June-3 July 2004.

Schedule RV G.O. Sars:
Departure Bergen: 5 June a.m. (Mobilisation on 4 June).
Arrival Horta: 3 July a.m.

PI: Olav Rune Godų, Institute of Marine Research, Norway

Tasks and priorities

  • To produce an overall quantitative assessment of the plankton and nekton associated with
    the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
  • To collect biological samples in support of the Mar-Eco component projects Z1, Z4, PN1,
    PN2 and PN3.
  • Add effort at opportunity for cetacean and bird studies (PN3).
  • Launch moorings and rigs for long-term physical and acoustic data logging. (3 moorings, 1 long-term lander (DOBO).

LEG 2: RV G. O. Sars, operating in target areas in collaboration with Norwegian longliner MS Loran

Aims, strategy and scientific crew

Time: 4 July-5 August 2004.

Schedule RV G.O.Sars:
Departure Horta: 4 July
Arrival Bergen: 4 August
Unloading Bergen: 5 August
Call at Aberdeen 3 August

PI on RV G.O.Sars: Odd Aksel Bergstad, Institute of Marine Research, Norway


Schedule MS Loran:
Departure Horta: 4 July
Total time of operation together with RV G.O.Sars 14 fishing days (22 days total).

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PI on MS Loran: Jan Erik Dyb, Moere Research, Norway

Tasks and priorities

  • To provide data and samples to a range of MAR-ECO component projects, but primarily those focusing on benthopelagic and benthic fauna (Demersal nekton projects DN1, DN2, DN3, DN4), and secondarily the zooplankton components Z1, and Z2.
  • To retrieve long-term moorings in southern and middle MAR-ECO sub-areas.

 

Cruise journal

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