BIO Hesperides MALASPINA Leg7

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)BIO Hesperides (29HE)
Cruise identifierMALASPINA Leg7
Cruise period2011-06-19 — 2011-07-14
Port of departureCartagena, Colombia
Port of returnCartagena, Spain
ObjectivesThis project aims at conducting a circumnavigation scientific cruise, MALASPINA 2010, with the aims of providing a high-resolution coherent inventory on the impact of global change on the ocean ecosystem at the global scale. The project also seaks to train a new generation of young scientists with a global outlook to ocean ecosystems; celebrate, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin (1809, 2009 named International Year of Biodiversity) and the death of Alessandro Malaspina (1810), who lead the first Spanish scientific circunnavigation and raise awareness on his expedition and the role of Spain in the exploration of the planet's natural resources.
Chief scientistCarlos Duarte Quesada (Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies Natural Resources Department)
ProjectMalaspina Circumnavigation Expedition
NPRCBIO Hesperides MALASPINA Leg7 NPRC hesperides_malaspina.pdf (0.50 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean