Dates: 23 September – 16 October 2023
Start-Finish: Nuuk (Greenland) — Ponta Delgada (Azores)
Vessel: RV Maria S. Merian
Lead scientist: Christian Mertens, U.Bremen
Work area: Flemish Cap, Grand Banks (NW Atlantic)
Key objectives: Deployment of PIES (pressure-equipped inverted echo sounders) and tall moorings with CTDs and current meters; Ship-based CTD-LADCP casts measuring ocean temperature, salinity, and velocity.
EPOC partners involved: University of Bremen, Universität Hamburg, Ifremer