RV Maria S. Merian MSM24

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Maria S. Merian (06M2)
Cruise identifierMSM24
Cruise period2012-12-27 — 2013-01-21
Port of departureWalvis Bay, Namibia
Port of returnCape Town, South Africa
ObjectivesOn the cruise MSM 24 we acquired bathymetric data within the Tristan region and recovered 26 out of 26 ocean-bottom magnetotelluric stations (OBMT) and 22 out off 24 broadband ocean-bottom seismometers (BB-OBS) as well as two seismic and one MT land stations on the uninhabited Nightingale Island, which were deployed one year ago during cruise MSM 20-2. The cruise also offered the opportunity for a colleague from the University Heidelberg to conduct geological sampling on Tristan da Cunha.
Chief scientistWolfram Geissler (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research)
Cruise reportRV Maria S. Merian MSM24 cruise report mariasmerian_msm24.pdf (7.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
SpecificTristan da Cunha
Track chartsRV Maria S. Merian MSM24 cruise track — mariasmerian_msm24trk.pdf (0.28 MB)