Almirante Maximiano PROVOCCAR I (GApr15)

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Almirante Maximiano (14AA)
Cruise identifierPROVOCCAR I (GApr15)
Cruise period2020-02-02 — 2020-03-08
Port of departurePunta Arenas, Chile
Port of returnPunta Arenas, Chile
ObjectivesPROVOCCAR Project - Ocean Ventilation Processes and the Carbon Cycle in the North
of the Antarctic Peninsula (in conjunction with the activities of the Ocean Studies Group
Austral and Sea Ice – Cryosphere INCT)

The main objective of the cruise is to contribute to a better understanding of the combined influence (and variability) of the cooler and denser waters from the Weddell Sea, the relatively warmer waters from the Bellingshausen Sea and continental glacial ice inlets on the dynamics and dominant processes in the transitional marine environments of the North Antarctic Peninsula.

Specific aims

1. Investigate changes in the composition of dominant water bodies focusing on regions under the influence of the Weddell Sea and Bellingshausen Sea.
2. Evaluate the impact of glacial melting on changes in the composition of dominant water bodies in NAP transitional marine environments.
Chief scientistCarlos R B Mendes (Federal University of Rio Grande Institute of Oceanography)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Southern Ocean
SpecificNorth Antarctic Peninsula
Track chartsAlmirante Maximiano PROVOCCAR I (GApr15) cruise track — almirantemaximiano_provoccar1trk.pdf (1.10 MB)