RRS James Cook JC146

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Cook (740H)
Cruise identifierJC146
Cruise period2016-12-16 — 2016-12-23
Port of departureSanta Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
ObjectivesAttempted recovery of MYRTLE-X lander deployed at RAPID EBHi mooring site in 2015. This was a couple of days added into the ship transit that was happening anyway. Acoustic communications were attempted but no communication could be established with the lander during this cruise and weather conditions precluded an attempt at "blind firing" the releases. The cruise therefore consists of a passage from Tenerife to Southampton with a brief stop at the lander site, so no Cruise Report was produced.
Chief scientistSteve Mack (National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool)
ProjectRAPID Climate Change - Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)