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!?
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
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
15 March: Beautiful Antigua
24 February: Be safe!
13 February: Dusty laundry
27 January: Tetris for grown ups
22 January: Meet the science team
19 January: Preparing our equipment
15 January: Cruise preparations
23 October: A first impression
Below you can see the planned cruise track: