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EPOC expeditions: MSM121

Key facts

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

MSM121 route map
Planned route of expedition MSM121

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