Dynamics of the Ocean Floor

Planned expeditions

 

R/V Poseidon

Cruise:  POS-494        Project: El Hierro

Chief Scientist: Prof. Mark Hannington

Duration: 04.02.2016 - 15.02.2016         

Ports: Las Palmas (Spain) - Las Palmas (Spain) 

Programme: Hydrothermal activity related to young submarine volcanism off-shire El Hierro, Canary Islands.

  • submersible JAGO

 

R/V Meteor

Cruise: M127          Project: Blue Mining

Chief Scientist: Dr. Sven Petersen  /  Dr. Jörg Bialas

Duration: 25.05.2016 - 28.06.2016

Ports: Bridgetown (Barbados) - Ponta Delgada, Acores (Portugal)

Programme: Within the framework of the EU-FP7-project "Blue Mining" new geophysical sensors and methodologies will be tested for their exploration potential for inactive hydrothermal massive sulfide occurrences in the TAG hydrothermal Field at 26°N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Working groups from NOC Southampton and the University of Lisbon participate in this project.

  • AUV Abyss, seismic

 

R/V James Cook

Cruise: JC-138          Project: Blue Mining II

Chief Scientist: Dr. Bramley Murton  /  GEOMAR: Dr. Sven Petersen

Duration: 07.07.2016 - 24.08.2016

Ports: Ponta Delgada, Acores (Portugal) - Ponta Delgada, Acores (Portugal)

Programme: Within the framework of the EU-FP7-project "Blue Mining" new geophysical sensors and methodologies will be tested for their exploration potential for inactive hydrothermal massive sulfide occurrences. This cruise encompasses controlled-source marine electromagnetic surveys and drilling of inactive sulfide occurrence in the TAG hydrothermal Field at 26°N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.


  • Rockdrill 2, controlled-source marine EM