Signing off

MSM121 team photo

Signing off 15 October 2023 Blog entry by Ilmar Liemann After spending three and a half weeks at sea aboard the RV Maria S. Merian, it’s time for us to end our journey. The ship is now heading to Ponta Delgada, where the team will disembark and make their way back home. This cruise wouldn’t […]

Final stop!

Final CTD deployment, MSM121

Final stop! 13 October 2023 Blog entry by Dinora Garcia Santacruz We’ve reached our last working day, and it’s safe to say that our cruise has been a resounding success! Throughout the voyage, we accomplished several significant tasks, including deploying 9 moorings, 14 PIES as an array, and conducting 60 CTD casts. Despite unfavorable weather […]

Deploying kit at Grand Banks

Deploying PIES, MSM121

Deploying kit at Grand Banks 5 October 2023 Blog entry by Duncan Dale We have now finished our work along the Grand Banks section where we successfully carried out a whole bunch of different tasks in the ongoing great weather. We deployed four moorings, conducted 15 CTD and ADCP casts, placed three landers on the […]

Our first deployment!

MSM121 mooring deployment (2)

Our first deployment! 28 September 2023 Blog entry by Ilmar Liemann and Maria-Jesus Rapanague Today, we successfully deployed the first of four moorings in the area south of the Grand Banks, spanning a length of 3812 meters. These moorings are equipped with a range of sophisticated instruments, including MicroCATs, which perform measurements of temperature, conductivity […]