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Research Vessel Cruises

Field work under the Deep-C project requires intensive use of research vessels. Sampling activities will be concentrated in spring and fall cruises. Below is the Deep-C cruise schedule for 2011-2014.

2014 Cruise Schedule

Cruise Dates
Ship - Cruise ID
Purpose
Deep-C Point of Contact
January 13-14
Research cruise shortened due to weather
RV Apalachee - AP-1401 Fisheries
May 1-9
RV Apalachee - AP-1405 Fisheries (Leg 1)
May 27-31
RV Apalachee - AP-1407 Fisheries (Leg 2)
May 29 - June 2* RV Bellows - BE-1415 Shelf Sampling
May 29-June 13
RV Weatherbird II - WB-1411 Benthic Ecology
June 19-29
RV Weatherbird II - WB-1413 Geomorphology Shelf
June 30-July 11 RV Apalachee Fisheries
August 14-29*
RV Weatherbird II Multi-Core Sampling - in conjunction with C-IMAGE
Sept. 29-Oct. 10
RV Apalachee Fisheries

* Partially funded by Deep-C

 

2013 Cruise Schedule

Cruise Dates
Ship - Cruise ID
Purpose
Deep-C Point of Contact
February 5-14* RV Weatherbird II - WB-1310 Microbial Ecology - in conjunction with C-IMAGE (K. Daly) cruise
March 15 RV Apalachee - AP-1302 Sail Buoy Deployment
April 2-12
POSTPONED TBD
RV Apalachee Fisheries
April 3-10
RV Bellows - BE-1317 Shelf Sampling
April 13-30*
POSTPONED until Aug
RV Weatherbird II Core Sampling - in conjunction with C-IMAGE
May 15 RV Apalachee - AP1306 SailBouy Retrieval
May 18-22

RV Pelican -
PE 13-27

Physical Oceanography
May 31-June 4
RV Bellows - BE-1322 Shelf Sampling
June 8-12
RV Bellows - BE-1323 Microbial Ecology
June 23 - July 3
RV Weatherbird II - WB 1318 Geomorphology (Shallow)
July 18-29 RV Apalachee - AP 1307 Fisheries
August 15-31
(previously in April)
RV Weatherbird II - WB 1403 Core Sampling - in conjunction with C-IMAGE
September 14-16
RV Bellows - BE-1403 Shelf Sampling
September 20-30 RV Weatherbird II - WB 1405

Benthic Ecology Sampling

October 7-18 RV Apalachee - AP 1312

Fisheries

December 5-11 RV Bellows - BE-1407

Shelf Sampling

* Partially funded by Deep-C

 

2012 Cruise Schedule

Cruise Dates
Ship - Cruise ID
Purpose
Deep-C Point of Contact
February 15-24* RV Weatherbird II - WB-1212 Microbial Ecology - in conjunction with C-IMAGE
April 1-17 RV Weatherbird II - WB-1215 Fisheries
May 5-8*
RV Bellows - BE-1212 Microbial Loop/Shallow Shelf
May 10-15 RV Pelican - PE12-26 Physical Oceanography (Buoy and Mooring Deployments)
May 19-24* RV Weatherbird II - WB-1218 FSU/FAMU FIO Cruise
June 28-July 7 St. Andrews Bay - SAB-1201 Demersal Fishes
July 6-10
RV Bellows - BE-1301 Microbial Loop/Shallow Shelf
July 12-20 RV Bellows - BE-1302 Geomorphology (Shallow Shelf)
August 4-10* RV Weatherbird II - WB-1303 Microbial Ecology - in conjunction with C-IMAGE 
August 15-31* RV Weatherbird II - WB-1304 Multi-coring - in conjunction with C-IMAGE
September 22-30 RV Weatherbird II - WB-1305

Geomorphology (Deep)

October 2-7 RV Weatherbird II - WB1306

Benthic Ecology Sampling

October 7-17
RV Weatherbird II - WB-1307

Fisheries/Ecology

October 10-12 RV Bellows - BE-1307

Microbial Loop/Shallow Shelf

December 8-12 RV Bellows - BE-1311

Microbial Loop/Shallow Shelf

* Partially funded by Deep-C

 
 

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