Acoustics on a SWATH vessel

The best part about studying oceanography is the need to experience the ocean fi rst hand. In order to fulfill the requirements of my Oceanography Master’s degree, I had the opportunity to spend two weeks at sea. In the middle of May, I flew from Halifax to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and boarded the R/V Planet, which would take...

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The oceanographic rosette

Apr 07, 13 The oceanographic rosette

Posted by in Atlantic, CCGS Hudson, Instruments

A rosette is not an oceanographic instrument itself. It is a round frame tied to a winch on which different instruments can be mounted. During the AZMP (Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program) cruise in April 2013, the rosette for a typical profile includes two CTDs, two optodes, two fluorometers, two ADCPs (one looking up, the other...

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Grand Banks/Flemish Cap geoscience

Sep 15, 11 Grand Banks/Flemish Cap geoscience

Posted by in Atlantic, CCGS Hudson

In August 2011, I had the opportunity to sail on the CCGS Hudson for a seismic and sediment coring expedition to the Grand Banks and Flemish Cap. We collected over 60 piston cores in 15 days and made seismic transects all night! … and I made some great friends and got screeched in while we stopped in St. John’s,...

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