Akademik Tryoshnikov ACE Leg1 (GSc01)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Akademik Tryoshnikov (RUB3)
Cruise identifierACE Leg1 (GSc01)
Cruise period2016-12-20 — 2017-01-19
Port of departureCape Town, South Africa
Port of returnHobart, Australia
ObjectivesAntarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE), Leg 1. ACE was the first project carried out by the newly created Swiss Polar Institute (SPI). From December 2016 to March 2017, scientific teams from all over the world took part in a groundbreaking expedition aboard the Russian research vessel Akademik Treshnikov. From biology to climatology to oceanography, the researchers worked in a number of interrelated fields as they sought to expand understanding of the White Continent.
Chief scientistDavid Walton (British Antarctic Survey), Tim M Conway (University of South Florida College of Marine Science)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Coordinating bodySwiss Polar Institute (SPI)
Cruise reportAkademik Tryoshnikov ACE Leg1 (GSc01) cruise report akademiktryoshnikov_ace.pdf (36.49 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIndian Ocean
SpecificMarion Island, Iles de Crozet et Kerguelen and Heard Island
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
11  CTD frame plus rosette sampler