FS Sonne SO225 (GPc04)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Sonne (06BE)
Cruise identifierSO225 (GPc04)
Cruise period2012-11-19 — 2013-01-06
Port of departureSuva, Fiji
Port of returnAuckland, New Zealand
ObjectivesSO225 was a joint cruise by the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. The volcanological objectives were a geochronological geochemical and geomorphological investigation of the Manihiki Plateau and the paleo-environmental impact of this large igneous province. The paleoceanographic objectives were to study the Pleistocene/Pliocene dynamics of the West Pacific Warm Pool.
Chief scientistReinhard Werner (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel (East Shore Campus))
Cruise reportFS Sonne SO225 (GPc04) cruise report sonne_so225.pdf (14.25 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth East Pacific Ocean (limit 140W)
SpecificManihiki Plateau