Cruise inventory

Antea GEOTREF

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Antea (35A8)
Cruise identifierGEOTREF
Cruise period2015-03-12 — 2015-03-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Port of returnPointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe project GEOTREF intends to study the geothermal potential in the lesser Antilles. This
necessitates a better knowledge of the arc volcanism. The onshore structure of volcanoes
have been intensely studied and monitored in contrast with the offshore and submarine
structure that remains deeply unknown. Bathymetric charts from previous cruises along the
lesser Antilles arc revealed the presence of many submarine volcanoes, some of them with a
well preserved morphology.

Aim

Collect rock samples on the flank of submarine volcanoes located to the south of Montserrat.
Chief scientistJean-Frédéric Lebrun (Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of the French West Indies and Guiana)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCaribbean Sea
SpecificMontserrat, Guadeloupe