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ECOMAR Cruise to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A cruise on RRS Discovery was undertaken to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 23rd July - 18th August 2008, as part of the NERC-funded consortium project ECOMAR. 8 scientsist participated on the cruise, led by Phil Bagley, , University of Aberdeen. ECOMAR (“Ecosystem of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the Sub-Polar Front and Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone”) is an element of MAR-ECO. The project is focused on patterns and processes in the vicinity of the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone.

This was the second cruise in a series of three ECOMAR cruises that will take place over three successive summers (2007, 2008 and 2009).  

Read more in The RRS Discovery D331T cruise report
ECOMAR website

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