RV James Cook


News and Updates for PREDICT

JC191 Hydrographic Research Cruise 

On the 19th of January 2020, the research vessel James Cook will depart from Fort Lauderdale, USA, and after travelling over 6000 kilometres over a 43 day period, it will make port at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. The JC191 research cruise will complete a full depth hydrographic section of the North Atlantic as part of the Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science (CLASS) and the Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP). The carbon system, physical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems will be documented during the voyage, allowing for the collection of data concerning carbon, nutrients, oxygen and transient tracers covering vast swathes of the ocean’s surface and basins. This will provide valuable information adding to our understanding of large-scale ocean water property distribution, and to the questions of how anthropocentrically driven changes are affecting the processes which govern ocean dynamics. A PREDICT researcher, Daniel Kerr, funded by iCRAG and supervised by Dr Brian Kelleher will be onboard the cruise, working in collaboration with researchers from the National Oceanography Centre.