Dynamics of the Ocean Floor

Planned expeditions

R/V Sonne

Cruise:  SO-267          Project:  ARCHIMEDES (Lau Basin/Fonualei Rifts)

Chief Scientist:  Mark Hannington / Heidrun Kopp (GDY)

Duration: 10.12.2018 - 25.01.2019          

Ports:  Suva (Fiji) - Suva (Fiji)

  • with AUV Abyss


Completed expeditions

R/V Sonne

Cruise:  SO-265          Project:  SHATSKY-EVOLUTION

Chief Scientist:  Jörg Geldmacher

Duration: 28.08.2018 - 09.10.2018          

Ports:  Tomakomai (Japan) - Kaohsiung (Taiwan)


R/V Merian

Cruise:  MSM-75          Project:   Helmholtz POF „OCEANS“

Chief Scientist:  Colin Devey

Duration: 30.06.2018 - 08.08.2018          

Ports:  Reykjavik (Iceland) - Reykjavik (Iceland)

  • with AUV Abyss and ROV Phoca


R/V Poseidon

Cruise:  POS-522          Project:   GEOMAR

Chief Scientist:  Armin Freundt

Duration: 08.04.2018 - 27.04.2018          

Ports:  Catania (Italy) - Malaga (Spain)


R/V Meteor

Cruise: M-141/1          Project:  Helmholtz POF „OCEANS“

Chief Scientist: Thor Hansteen

Duration: 09.09.2017 - 03.10.2017

Ports: Las Palmas (Spain) - Ponta Delgada, Azoren (Portugal)

Investigation areaAtlantik, Azoren


R/V Sonne

Cruise:  SO-258/1          Project:  INGON

Chief Scientist:  Reinhard Werner

Duration: 08.06.2017 - 08.07.2017          

Ports:   Fremantle (Australia) - Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Investigation areaIndian Ocean


R/V Poseidon

Cruise:  POS-513          Project:   GEOMAR

Chief Scientist:  Armin Freundt

Duration: 09.05.2017 - 24.05.2017          

Ports:  Heraklion (Greece) - Heraklion (Greece)

Investigation areaMediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea


R/V Poseidon

Cruise:  POS-511          Project:   GEOMAR

Chief Scientist:  Jörg Geldmacher

Duration: 01.04.2017 - 22.04.2017          

Ports:  Heraklion (Greece) - Heraklion (Greece)

Investigation areaMediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea


R/V Poseidon

Cruise:  POS-510          Project:   GEOMAR

Chief Scientist:  Mark Hannington

Duration: 06.03.2017 - 29.03.2017          

Ports:  Catania (Italy) - Heraklion (Greece)

Investigation areaMediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea


R/V Sonne

Cruise:  SO-255          Project:  VITIAZ

Chief Scientist:  Kaj Hoernle

Duration: 02.03.2017 - 11.04.2017          

Ports:   Auckland (New Zealand) - Auckland (New Zealand)

Investigation areaColville Ridge, Havre Trough, Kermadec Ridge, Kermadec Fore Arc


R/V Sonne

Cruise:  SO-249/2          Project:  BERING

Chief Scientist:  Reinhard Werner

Duration: 17.07.2016 - 13.08.2016          

Ports:   Petropavlovsk (Russia) - Tomakomai (Japan)

Investigation areaWestern Bering Sea, Chukotka- and Beringia-continental margins, Western Aleutian Islands

Programm: s. SO-249/1.   


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)

Investigation area: Mid-Atlantic Ridge

  • Rockdrill 2, controlled-source marine EM


R/V Sonne

Cruise:  SO-249/1          Project:  BERING

Chief Scientist:  Kaj Hoernle

Duration: 06.06.2016 - 15.07.2016          

Ports:   Petropavlovsk (Russia) - Tomakomai (Japan)

Investigation area: Western Aleutian Islands, Northwest Pacific Ocean


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)

  • AUV Abyss, seismic


R/V Falkor

Cruise: FK160320            Project: Virtual Vents 

Chief Scientist:  Tom Kwasnitschka

Duration: 20.03.2016 - 02.04.2016          

Ports: Suva (Fiji) - Suva (Fiji)

Investigation area: Lau Basin, Western Pacific Ocean


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