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Hakuho Maru KH11-07 (GP18)

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Hakuho Maru (49HH)
Cruise identifierKH11-07 (GP18)
Cruise period2011-07-16 — 2011-08-04
Port of departureTokyo, Japan
Port of returnTokyo, Japan
ObjectivesAs a consequence of the 11 March earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese GEOTRACES Committee has decided to modify the initial planned cruise in order that it can serve to collect information to assess the impact and risks associated to the earthquake source regions. The cruise will undertake part of the GP18 section, including studies focusing on cold seep biogeochemistry and earthquake mechanisms/radionuclide impact studies of NE Japan and Fukushima area.
Chief scientistJing Zhang (University of Toyama Graduate School of Science and Engineering)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Pacific Ocean (limit 180W)