Cruise to the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (SO295 2022)

Cruise name : SO295

Dates: from 29/10/2022 to 23/12/2022

Objectives: The main objective was to go back 18 months after the nodule collector impact in the two areas (BGR for the German area and GSR for the Belgium area) and implement a multidisciplinary sampling strategy. To analyze the impact of the Patania II on the environment and biological communities, multiples devices were deployed from the surface such as multicorer, boxcore, bottom water sampler, CTD, trawled camera and microprofilers. ROV and AUV dives were also done.

Port of Departure - Port of Return: San Diego - San Diego

Chief scientist: Dr. Matthias Haeckel (GEOMAR)



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