A research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico to support the project Three-Dimensional Gulf Circulation and Biogeochemical Processes Unveiled by State-of-the-Art Profiling Float Technology and Data Assimilative Ocean Models will take place May 1-10, 2017. University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) is leading the expedition, aboard the R/V F. G. Walton Smith. UMiami Principal Investigator (PI) Nick Shay, NC State University PI Roy He, Dalhousie University PI Katja Fennel, and Peter Furze of Teledyne Webb Research are collaborating on this project to build a rapid response capability that can be deployed in the event of an oil spill.
Jodi Brewster of RSMAS has posted a blog of cruise preparation, which will continue as a log book as the cruise gets underway. Follow along to learn about how scientists prepare for the intense 24-hour-a-day schedule of research activities onboard the ship.