Cruises

picture taken by Hege Iren Svensen, IMRDuring the field phase of MAR-ECO (2003-2005) there will be a number of research cruises from a number of different countries travelling out to the northern mid-Atlantic Ocean.

Read more about the particular cruises and cruise journals on the ship-to-shore website

2009 cruises

LandShipDuration

PI/responsible institution

Great BritainRRS James Cook4 weeksMonty Priede

2008 cruises

LandShipDuration

PI/responsible institution

Great Britain

RRS Discovery

4 weeks

Monty Priede

2007 cruises

LandShipDuration

PI/responsible institution

USARV Bigelow4 weeksMike Vecchione
Great BritainRRS James Cook4 weeksMonty Priede
2005 cruises

Land

Ship / vehicle

Duration

PI / responsible institutions

USARV Delaware II2 weeks in April to Bear SeamountMichael Vecchione, NOAA, NMFS
GermanyRV Walther Herwig4 weeks (only partially committed to MAR-ECO)

H. C. John, Institute für Seefisherei and Univ. Hamburg

2004 cruises

Land

Ship / vehicle

Duration

PI / responsible institutions

Norway

RV G.O. Sars 

 

8 weeks (entire area)

Bergstad & Godoe, IMR  and Univ. Bergen

Norway MS Loran4 weeksJan Erik Dyb, Moere Research & IMR
PortugalRV Archipelago3 two-week cruises, longlining at Sedlo and Seine seamounts, OASIS projectR. Santos, DOP, Univ. Azores
2003 cruises

Land

Ship / vehicle

Duration

PI / responsible institutions

IcelandRV Arni Fridriksson

2 weeks (as element of Irminger Sea survey)

T. Sigurdsson, MRI, Reykjavik
GermanyRV Poseidon

2 weeks.EU 5FP OASIS project cruise

B. Christiansen. Univ, of Hamburg 

Germany 

RV Meteor      

 

4 weeks. EU 5FP OASIS project cruise

B. Christiansen, Univ. of Hamburg

Portugal

RV Archipelago

3 two-week cruises, longlining at Sedlo and Seine seamounts, OASIS project

R. Santos, Univ. Azores

Russia

RV Smolensk  

 

1-2 weeks (as element of Irminger Sea survey)

A. Pedchenko, PINRO Murmansk

Russia/USA

RV Ak.Mstislav Keldysh 

 

1.5 weeks (MIR dives, C-G Fracture Zone)

M. Vecchione, NOAA NMFS

USA 

RV Delaware II

3 weeks, New England seamounts, collection of reference material

M. Vecchione, NMFS, NOAA

2002 cruises

Land

Ship / vehicle

Duration

PI / responsible institutions

USA 

RV Delaware II

16 July – 2 August 2002. In the vicinity of Bear Seamount (39o 55' N, 67o 25' W). Part of the “Joint Deepwater Systematics and Marine Mammal Survey”  

M. Vecchione, NMFS, NOAA