We welcome research vessels International Peace and Gyre who have recently joined the Ocean Veritas and the Pisces on sampling expeditions out in the Gulf of Mexico.
While at sea the team on the International Peace, headed by Lead Sampler Ken Cerrito of Exponent will conduct CTD and fluorometry casts, and take water and sediment samples.
The primary mission of the Gyre, led by Chief Scientist Neil Summer of Ecolyse Inc., is to collect sediment samples with a 12-tube multi-corer. But, the Gyre has a large science team aboard and there will be other research conducted while at sea such as CTD casts, and an interesting apparatus called a camera sled.
Check back often for exciting updates from both of these vessels.