Thursday, June 14, 2012

RV Weatherbird II Geomorphology Cruise, Summer 2012 - Part 1

Cruise Details

RV Weatherbird at the Florida Institute of Oceanography facility in St. Petersburg, FL.
Chief Scientist:
Ian MacDonald

Cruise Dates:
June 15-24, 2012

Departure Port:
St. Petersburg

Arrival Port:
Panama City

The goal of this cruise is to characterize and sample the repeat sites that will be investigated in the region of DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico during the Deep-C project. These sites have been chosen with reference to previous sampling, bathymetry, and fine-scale geomorphological features. The degree of success in completing a full array of sampling activity including bottom photography, sediment sampling and water column profiling will allow effective planning for future cruises.
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Cruise Preparation

The Deep-C science party (13 scientists and students) is mobilizing the RV Weatherbird at the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) facility in St Petersburg, FL. This will be the Geomorphology Cruise. Sailing is scheduled for 08:00 15-June. First events will be calibration of the ultra-short baseline navigation system.

Post Author:
Dr. Ian MacDonald

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