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Upcoming SAMOC cruises

Here is a list of planned SAMOC cruises for 2017. Please contact the Chief Scientists for questions about their upcoming cruises. When appropriate, information about training opportunities will be posted.

2017-2018

  • Dates: November-December 2017
    Vessel: James Clark Ross
    Work area: Drake Passage
    Ports: Port Stanley, Malvinas/Falkland Islands to Port Stanley, Malvinas/Falkland Islands
    Planned Activities: Approximately 30 CTD and LADCP profiles, underway measurements, Argo float deployments, and surface glider missions
    Contacts: Chief Scientist - Yvonne Firing (UK)
    Project Webpage: Link
    Training Opportunities: Please contact Yvonne Firing, yvonne.firing@noc.ac.uk, to inquire
  • Dates: February-April 2018
    Vessel: James Cook Cruise 159
    Ports: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town, South Africa
    Planned Activities: Full GO-SHIP section at 24S; 100-150 CTDO stations; 24 level bottle sampling; LADCP; Underway measurements, 4 x Deep Argo floats; 2 x Oxygen Argo floats;
    Contacts: Chief Scientist - Brian King (UK)
    Training Opportunities: Contact Brian King, bak@noc.ac.uk, to inquire.
  • Dates: March-May 2018
    Vessel: Alpha-Crucis (Argentina)
    Work area: Western end of "SAMBA" line on 34.5S
    Ports: Santos, Brazil to Santos, Brazil
    Planned Activities: Recover/redeploy 2 NOAA PIES and 2 Brazil CPIES; Telemeter 2 NOAA PIES; approximately 15-20 CTD profile
    Contacts: Chief Scientists - Edmo Campos and Olga Sato (Brazil)
    Training Opportunities: Please contact Edmo Campos and Olga Sato to inquire
  • Dates: September-October 2018
    Vessel: ARA Austral or Puerto Deseado (Argentina)
    Work area: Western end of "SAMBA" line on 34.5S
    Ports: Mar del Plata, Argentina to Mar del Plata, Argentina
    Planned Activities: Telemeter 4 NOAA PIES and 2 Brazil CPIES; approximately 15-20 CTD profiles
    Contacts: Chief Scientist - Alberto Piola (Argentina)
    Training Opportunities: Please contact Alberto Piola to inquire