FS Meteor M134

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Meteor (06M3)
Cruise identifierM134
Cruise period2017-01-16 — 2017-02-17
Port of departureStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Port of returnPunta Arenas, Chile

The overarching goal of the proposed cruises was to increase our knowledge of fluid flow and gas emissions and its related processes in general and specifically in the area around South Georgia, where this phenomenon was newly discovered during RV Polarstern cruise ANT-29/4 in March/April 2013. Besides the intense investigation of the gas emissions (occurrence, source, variability, quantity and fate), we were further interested if gas is stored in the shallow sediments in form of gas hydrates and how the seep sites are colonised. Moreover, the bio(-geo)-chemical processes in the sediments and in the water column have been planned to analyse to comprehensively understand the fluid flow system and the pathways of dissolved iron from the island to the open ocean.
Chief scientistGerhard Bohrmann (University of Bremen, Center for Marine Environmental Sciences)
Cruise reportFS Meteor M134 cruise report meteor_m134.pdf (0.97 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
SpecificSouth Georgia
Track chartsFS Meteor M134 cruise track — meteor_m134trk.pdf (0.76 MB)