AUV ABYSS

Chronology AUV Abyss

2013

15th Nov - 19th Dec 2013:       Scientific cruise on RV Pourquoi Pas? (ODEMAR) in the central Middle Atlantic Ridge (Chief scientist: Dr. Javier Escartin (IPGP Paris); Ports: Mindelo / Cape Verde - Guadeloupe / France)

24th Jan - 05th March 2013:     Scientific cruise on RV Maria S. Merian (MSM25) in the South Atlantic (Chief scientist: Prof. Colin W. Devey; Ports: Cape Town/South Africa - Mindelo/Cape Verde)

2012

01st Nov - 09th Nov 2012:     Scientific cruise on RV Poseidon (P442) in the Thyrrenian Sea north of Sicily (Chief scientist: Dr. Sven Petersen; Ports: Messina/Italy - Messina/Italy)

10th Sep - 21st Sep 2012:     Shallow water test in cooperation with the German Navy (WTD 71) in the Eckernfoerde Bight

6th July - 01st August 2012:     Scientific cruise on RV Poseidon (P436) at the Kolbeinsey Ridge between Jan Mayen and Greenland (Chief scientist: Prof. Colin W. Devey; Ports: Kiel/Germany - Akureyri/Iceland)

7th June - 23rd June 2012:     Scientific cruise on RV Maria S. Merian (MSM21/1b) at the Greenland continental slope southwest of the Denmark Strait (Chief scientist: Prof. Torsten Kanzow; Ports: Reykjavik/Iceland - Reykjavik/Iceland)

20th Feb - 17th Mar 2012:     Scientific cruise on RV Meteor (M86/5) in Gulf of Cadiz (Chief scientist: Dr. Christian Hensen; Ports: Palma de Mallorca/Spain - Lisbon/Portugal)

2011 

6th Nov - 5th Dec 2011:    Scientific cruise on RV Kilo Moana (KM1129) in Lau Basin / Southern Pacific (Chief scientist: Fernando Martinez; Ports: Apia/Samoa - Apia/Samoa)

4th Apr 2011:    The debris field of the Air France flight AF447 was found while the fourth search phase

22nd Mar - 13th Apr 2011:    Participation in AF447 wreck search phase 4 in cooperation with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on the MV Alucia (Images AF447 Search Phase 4)

2010

21st Dec 2010:    Official handover of the GL certificate for the AUV system by Mr. Wunsch (Germanischer Lloyd Hamburg) 

5th Nov - 3rd Dec 2010:    Scientific cruise on RV SAGAR NIDHI (SN48) on Central Indian Ridge (Chief scientist: Dr. Kamesh Raju; Ports: Mangalore/India - Colombo/Sri Lanka)

12th Aug - 31st Aug 2010:    Scientific cruise on RV POSEIDON (PO403) in the middle Atlantic (Chief scientist: Prof. Dr. T. Kanzow; Port: Ponta Delgada/Azores)

24th Jun - 26th Jun 2010:    Shallow water test in cooperation with Hydroid LLC in the Buzzard Bay (Cape Cod, MA)

29th Mar - 28th Apr 2010:    Participation in AF447 wreck search in cooperation with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Waitt Institute

8th Feb 2010:   AUV Abyss arrived Boston Logan Airport inside a Airbus A380 test plane (was underway to Hydroid LLC in preparation for the AF447 wreck search)

2009

27th Oct  - 6th Dec 2009:    Scientific cruise on RV SONNE (SO203) in Woodlark Basin in the east of Papua New Guinea (Chief scientist: Prof. Dr. C. Devey; Ports: Townsville/Australia - Auckland/New Zealand)

3rd Jul - 17th Jul 2009:    Shallow water test in cooperation with the German Navy (WTD 71) in the Eckernfoerde Bight

6th May 2009:    Deep Sea Test off Brazil; AUV Abyss rode it's track in a depth of 5900 meters in an optimum way

30th Mar - 10th May 2009:    First scientific cruise on RV METEOR (M78/2) in the middle Atlantic (Chief scientist: Dr. Richard Seifert; Ports: Port-of-Spain/Trinidad and Tobago - Rio de Janeiro/Brazil)

2nd Feb - 13th Feb 2009:    Sensor integrations test in the Eckernfoerder Bight at the german navy (WTD 71).

2008

7th Nov – 3rd Dec 2008:    Sea acceptance test on RV POSEIDON

2nd Oct 2008:    Delivery of the AUV system at IFM-GEOMAR

27th Aug – 13th Sp 2008:    Factory Acceptance Test in Pocasset

Apr 2008 – May 2008:    AUV integration and test phase in Pocasset

2007

Oct 2007:   First project meeting in Pocasset

Sep 2007:   Signing of a contract with Hydroid LLC., Pocasset, MA, USA

May 2007 – June 2007:   International call for tenders by DFG (German research funding organisation)