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In spring 2015 we sailed onboard RRS James Cook from Antigua to Tenerife (Spain)

 

In March - April 2016 we've set sail again for a four-week's transatlantic cruise on board¬ Royal Research Ship James Cook to recover all moored instruments and buoys that have collected dust and other data during the past four years.

Although this is the last cruise of the two projects TRAFFIC (NWO-funded) and DUSTTRAFFIC (ERC-funded), we managed to secure shiptime for next year, allowing us to¬ re-deploy some of the instruments for another year of dust- and data collection.

On this blog, we'll keep you updated on our adventures at sea. Please drop us a note (jbstuut-at-nioz.nl)¬ if you have any questions!?

 

Click on the ship to see her actual position.

  

 blog by Lydia Sevenster(in Dutch)

blog by Gemma Venhuizen (in Dutch)

 

We congratulate Nynke de Boer (Groningen) with winning a James-Cook T-shirt. She recognized the glass eel in the blog on the 27 March.

The cattle egret [Dutch: Koereigers] of¬ 2 April and the sea-elephant¬ of 11 April were not recognized.

 

 

16 April: So long, and thanks for the fish!!

 

15 April: Congrats to Wally and Pete!

 

14 April: Playful dolphins

 

12 April: Incubations

 

 

11 April: Evening program

 

11 April: Win a t-shirt!; who knows what animal this is, send the answer to jbstuut-at-nioz.nl

 

10 April: Catch of the day

 

 

8 April: Searching for smarties

 

 

7 April: Collecting dust and soot particles

 

6 April: A day's view from the bridge deck....

 

5 April: Deploying buoy Laura

 

 April: Trap Preparations

 

Image credit: Michelle van der Does

 

 

1 April: Beautiful skies

 

 

 

30 March: Team work

 

29 March: Bye bye Michelle!

 

29 March: Dust ahoy!!

 

 

 

27 March: fishing for small bugs

 

26 March: Happy reunion of Laura and “her” buoy.

 

 

 

25 March: Drifting traps

 

 

 

24 March: All hands on the bridge!

 

23 March: First results

 

22 March: Be safe (part 2)

 

20 March: More preps

 

 

19 March: Leaving Antigua

 

 

18 March: Harbour preparations

 

 

17 March: RRS James Cook

 

She's BIG

 

15 March: Beautiful Antigua

 

24 February: Be safe!

One size fits all?

 

All aboard!

 

All aboard!!

 

13 February: Dusty laundry

Dusty laundry

 

27 January: Tetris for grown ups

Tetris for grown ups

Michelle approves what Sander and Barry are doing

 

22 January: Meet the science team

Happy dusty scientists

 

Chris teaching us about microbes

 

19 January: Preparing our equipment

Bob works on the buoy, Steven gives advise....

 

 

Barry the Fixer

15 January: Cruise preparations

Stuff in the GEO lab

 

 

Stuff in the MTM workshop

 

 

We do need all of them Chris!

 

 

23 October: A first impression

 

 

 



 

Below you can see the planned cruise track: