Southern Ocean: Call for Piggy-back proposals

InterRidge Office intridge at durham.ac.uk
Thu Oct 31 17:31:50 EST 1996


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                        INTERRIDGE ANNOUNCEMENT

           SHIP TIME OFFERED TO PIGGY BACK PROJECTS

Replies should be sent to Dr. Sorokin at sorm at polarex.spb.ru
and copied to the InterRidge Office (intridge at durham.ac.uk)

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The Polar Marine Geosurvey Expedition is organising a cruise of RV "Academik
Alexandr Karpinsky" to the Southern Ocean in early 1997 (January - April).
It is intended to carry out research in the basin of the Risser-Larsen Sea
and on Hunnerus Ridge, 66-69 S and 25-33 E.  This area is situated within
the GEOMOD Geotravers.  The aims of the expedition are to investigate the
structure of the basin basement and of the transition zone "continent-ocean"
and to determine the stratification of the basin sedimentary cover.  Methods
to be used are: water receptive (hydrophilic) seismic survey by means of
reflected waves, seismic sounding, gravimetry, magnetic measurements.  The
duration of the cruise will be 120 days.  Participation of interested
foreign specialists is invited.  The ship will also carry out some research
activities in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans during the passage from St.
Petersburg  to the Risser-Larsen Sea.  Embarkation is possible at either St.
Petersburg or Capetown.

For further details please contact Mikhail Sorokin by e-mail
(sorm at polarex.spb.ru)

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