14 March 2022

Azores UW Hydrothermal Vents

Location: Azores

Berths: Minimum three berths

Duration/timing: 1 week between 16 May- 16 June 2022

Necessary equipment:
Small RIB for access to dive sites. 2 sets of dive equipment

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Coral reefs of the Twilight Zone

Location: Cuba and all regions of North Caribbean

Berths: Minimum four (ideally six)

Duration/timing: 2-4 weeks

Necessary equipment:
Small RIB for access to dive sites. Four (ideally six) sets of scuba equipment

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Save Eagle Island

Location: British Overseas Territory, BIOT Chagos

Berths: 4 – 7

Duration/timing: 4 weeks

Necessary equipment:
Tenders, workspace for botanical samples,
storage for drones

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Mediterranean White Shark Search

Location: Sicilian Channel

Berths: 8

Duration/timing: 15th May – 15th June 2022 (2-3 Weeks)

Necessary equipment:
Ideally a motor yacht 100ft+, agile tenders for eDNA sampling and BRUV deployments, deck space for handling sampling equipment, filming and tagging, refrigerated space for storing barrels of tuna and dolphin bait.

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Species Interactions & Reef Recovery

Location:Great Barrier Reef, Australia (Central Townsville)

Berths: Minimum 4 berths

Duration/timing: Any two week period between Oct 2021 – Apr 2022 & particularly March to April 2022 (late austral summer) could be very interesting as there may be a bleaching event during that time.

Necessary equipment:
A diving compressor, dive tanks & dive weights.

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Sharks, Rays & Seabirds

Location: British Indian Ocean

Berths: Minimum 2 berths

Duration/timing: We are reasonably flexible on timing. Scientific expeditions in BIOT are usually conducted between January and April, when the weather is more favourable to work.

Necessary equipment:
We require a dry space (desk or table) for laptops and to charge lithium ion batteries. In addition we require storage for the drones and control station:
Three Pelicases (25 kg-57” x 21” x 12”)
One Pelicase (25 kg–30 ” x 25” x 20”

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Location: Cancún or de Turk and Caicos Islands.

Berths: Two or Three

Duration/timing: April-October 2022

Necessary equipment:  Two tables to install our equipment inside, an energy plug and space for a small  freezer and one for a fridge, and space on deck for 3-4 20L water tanks connected to a seawater pump.Do you like it? Read more11 February 2021

Untethered free-vehicles

Location: Nine stations along the Puerto Rico Trench axis (approx. 19.75 N) from 68 W to 64 W in 50 km increments

Berths: Two – Three

Duration/timing: Flexible, ideally March to June are typically best for weather and seas.

Necessary equipment:  Crane/A-frame/Davit capable of lifting and retrieving FV (~ 100 kg and 3 m length),  Space on deck for 3-4 crates (~1x1x2 m), Weather-tight (and preferably climate controlled) lab space near work deck. Onboard satellite internet for GPS transponder messages a plus but can be provided by the project. All project tools will be provided .Do you like it? Read more11 February 2021

Sargassum Blooms

Location: Caribbean/Tropical Atlantic regions

Berths: Two researchers

Duration/timing: Flexible between January 2021 and May 2021

Necessary equipment:  5 GPS devices and floats (supplied by us), camera (or phone) to take photo of the bloom that the GPS tracker was deployed on and GPS to record the location from where it was deployed.
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Cetacean Occurrence

Location: Florida and the Florida Keys

Berths: For a crew of 2 scientists

Duration/timing: June-August 2022 (dates flexible)

Necessary equipment: No specific equipment is required onboard since only visual data will be collected. Binoculars, GPS, and lens cameras will be provided by the principal investigator and his institution.Do you like it? Read more10 February 2021

Marine Phytoplankton

Location: Sargasso Sea, South Pacific, Centre of the Indian ocean

Type of vessel: Sailing boat course I cannot go on traditional research vessels because they too emit combustion aerosols that would contaminate my incubation experiments. So I must find a way to sail to these remote ocean areas!

Berths: 2 berths (for myself and an assistant)

Duration/timing:  3-5 days between Feb. 2021 and before Feb. 2020

Necessary equipment:
Sunlit space on deck to set up a ship board flow thru incubator (1x1x0.5 m) and space and power source for a small Masterflex® Peristaltic Pump (~0.2×0.2 m footprint); space to store 2 action packers and 1 cooler, each ~0.7X0.5×0.5mDo you like it? Read more8 February 2021

Giant Manta Rays

Location: Maldives

Berths: Two to four

Duration/timing: First quarter of 2022 for oceanic manta rays, all year-round for Reef manta rays

Necessary equipment:
 None, but a manned submersible and crew would be a plus

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Deep Scattering Layers

Location: The Mediterranean and Caribbean – We can use data from almost anywhere that is > 500m deep

Berths: One, two or none, depending on the crew’s experience with echo sounders

Duration/timing: Ideally a month or more, but shorter periods may be useful

Necessary equipment:
Vessel to be equipped with echosounders capable of logging watercoloumn data. Simrad EK60 systems are used by choice, but there is potential to log data from a variety of other manufacturers.

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Submerged Ocean Waves

Location: Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands

Berths: Two

Duration/timing: 14 days. Any time from September 2019 until summer 2020

Necessary equipment:
None – all equipment will be supplied

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