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BICOSE3 cruise on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Published on 9 november 2023

The Bicose3 cruise is actually happening! The research vessel Pourquoi pas? with the manned Nautile submersible on board left the port of Las Palmas October 22nd for a 47 day cruise.

Follow the Momarsat 2023 cruise on Facebook

Published on 13 july 2023

Once again this year, you can follow the Momarsat cruise on Facebook via a dedicated page. An image with an associated legend will be posted every day.

Ricardo Serrão Santos, University of the Azores – our new Advisory Board member

Published on 9 june 2023

Ricardo Serrão Santos is a senior scientist at the University of the Azores and a politician actively involved in marine conservation and sustainable development policies.

Art and Science on-board transdisciplinary workshop

Published on 29 september 2022

Ifremer and Teatr Piba, funded by the research university school ISblue, will join forces again in 2022 to offer to students a second on-board transdisciplinary workshop, combining "art and science" on the island of Batz. 

Two months at sea – studying the impact of nodule mining and potential restauration

Published on 28 september 2022

On the 31st of October 2022, an international group of scientists from the projects MiningImpact2 and DEEP REST will embark on the research vessel Sonne to spend 8 weeks on the high seas, right above the area in the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) where a nodule collector test was carried out 18 months before in ca. 4200 meters water depth. 

Larval supply and colonisation processes on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge assessed with Deep-Seeds

Published on 28 september 2022

In order to evaluate the relative contribution of far reaching mechanisms such as larval supply and local drivers (i.e. environmental filters) acting at settlement in different types of vent habitats, we developed small experimental modules, called Deep-Seeds. 

Kick-off meeting

Published on 15 april 2022

The DEEP REST Kick-off meeting will be an opportunity to discover the project objectives and meet the other participants. 

MoMARSAT 2022: the artistic vision of an oceanographic mission

Published on 4 july 2022

For the first time this year, the artist Damien Roudeau had the chance to come on board of the Pourquoi Pas? to follow the campaign!

EMSO-Azores: the Momarsat 2022 cruise

Published on 6 june 2022

The Momarsat 2022 cruise planned from June 6 to June 27th 2022 at the Lucky Strike vent field along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge will carry out the yearly maintenance of the EMSO-Azores observatory. 

A challenging but successful cruise!

Published on 9 july 2023

The Momarsat 2023 cruise was held from July 9 to July 28th 2022 onboard the French research vessel L’Atalante with the ROV Victor6000 at the Lucky Strike vent field - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge - to carry out the yearly maintenance of the EMSO-Azores observatory.

Exhibition of drawings from the Momarsat 2022 mission in Horta

Published on 13 july 2023

The comic book exhibition related to the MoMarsat 2022 mission, created by Damien Roudeau, can be seen in the Fabrica da baleia de Porto Pim in Horta from 10 to 30 July 2023. 

CETSM Hall | When two deep-sea scientists, a sailor and a cartoonist meet...

Published on 24 february 2023

The comic book exhibition related to the MoMarsat 2022 mission, created by Damien Roudeau, based on an original idea by scientists Marjolaine Matabos and Jozée Sarrazin (BEEP Brest), can be seen in the CETSM Hall from February 20.

Plume hunting along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Published on 28 september 2022

This August, the iNANO cruise took place on-board the RV Pelagia (64PE509, PI: Peter Kraal, CO-PI’s: Martina Preiner, Oliver Plümper) visiting the hydrothermal vent fields of Menez Gwen and Rainbow, both south of the Azores.

A cruise to study the dynamics of deep-sea vent ecosystems

Published on 28 september 2022

The Momarsat 2022 cruise was held from June 6 to June 27th 2022 on board the French research vessel Pourquoi pas? at the Lucky Strike vent field - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge - to carry out the yearly maintenance of the EMSO-Azores observatory.

Industry, NGO and policy actors join first DEEP-REST stakeholder workshop

Published on 28 september 2022

The first DEEP-REST stakeholder workshop held on May 11th 2022 gathered 53 participants, including experts from industry, environmental NGOs, government officials and policymakers, and researchers from a variety of natural and social science fields.

Stakeholder workshop

Published on 15 april 2022

This stakeholder workshop will constitute the first step of the stakeholder consultation process aimed at integrating key stakeholder views and expert knowledge into the research process, as well as building a shared view of conflict areas, barriers and opportunities for conservation and restoration.

A look back at the Momarsat 2022 cruise

Published on 17 july 2022

The Momarsat 2022 cruise was held from June 6 to June 27th 2022 onboard the French research vessel Pourquoi pas? at the Lucky Strike vent field - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge - to carry out the yearly maintenance of the EMSO-Azores observatory.