RV Maria S. Merian MSM63

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Maria S. Merian (06M2)
Cruise identifierMSM63
Cruise period2017-04-29 — 2017-05-30
Port of departureSouthampton, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
ObjectivesQuantification of focused fluid migration through the sedimentary succession is fundamental for a large number of research themes ranging from the assessment of geological climate controls and slope stability to verify applied question such as where hydrocarbons accumulate and how safe CO2 storage is. Within the ECO2 project we have attempted to assess the integrity of the overburden, but the combination of field studies and numerical simulation has shown clearly that it is not possible to describe fluid migration in a sedimentary basin quantitatively without understanding the role of seismic chimney structures.
Chief scientistChristian Berndt (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel (East Shore Campus))
NPRCRV Maria S. Merian MSM63 NPRC mariasmerian_msm63.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorthern North Sea