FS Sonne SO202 (GPc01, INOPEX)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Sonne (06BE)
Cruise identifierSO202 (GPc01, INOPEX)
Cruise period2009-07-08 — 2009-08-28
Port of departureTomakomai, Japan
Port of returnPusan, Korea, Republic of
ObjectivesThe cruise SO202-INOPEX is central to the interdisciplinary Innovative North Pacific Experiment (INOPEX), funded by the German Ministry of Education and Science and led and coordinated by scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven. INOPEX amalgamates national and international expertise in the application of modern biogeochemical and paleoceanographic, as well as dating methods to produce a major step towards a more substantial understanding of past climate processes involving the ocean and atmosphere as well as continental ice (during glacial periods) in the polar North Pacific realm.
Chief scientistRainer Gersonde (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Cruise reportFS Sonne SO202 (GPc01, INOPEX) cruise report sonne_so202.pdf (217.34 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Pacific Ocean
Bering Sea
SpecificSubpolar North Pacific and Bering Sea
Track chartsFS Sonne SO202 (GPc01, INOPEX) cruise track — sonne202trk.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
7  CTD frame plus rosette samplerRadioactivity in water bodies