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Marion Dufresne MD188 (GIpr01, KEOPS II)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Marion Dufresne (35MV)
Cruise identifierMD188 (GIpr01, KEOPS II)
Cruise period2011-10-09 — 2011-11-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLe Port, Réunion
Port of returnLe Port, Réunion
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesKEOPS 2 is the second French initiative to investigate the impact of natural iron fertilization on the biogeochemical cycles in the Southern Ocean. One of the first natural iron fertilization experiments (KEOPS 1, January to February 2005) has provided key findings on how the ecosystem functioning and the biogeochemical cycling of elements are affected by natural iron fertilization, but the observations made during KEOPS 1 have also given rise to new puzzling questions that are focus of this new project.
Chief scientistStéphane Blain (Marseilles Oceanology Centre Luminy, Oceanography and Biogeochemistry Laboratory)
Cruise reportMarion Dufresne MD188 (GIpr01, KEOPS II) cruise report mariondufresne_md188.pdf — access key 'C' (8.57 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouthern Ocean
SpecificKerguelen Plateau