Tag Archives: Ian Hartwell

Ocean Veritas – Reflections at the end of a cruise

We are close to wrapping up our sub-surface sampling work in the Gulf of Mexico here on the Ocean Veritas. The last several days have been a haul. We’ve had clear, quiet weather—perfect for sediment sampling—and we have been able … Continue reading

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Ocean Veritas – Deep Sea Creatures and Muddy Sediment

There are days when pulling cores of mud out of the Gulf of Mexico and processing them might not seem all that thrilling. We, aboard the research vessel Ocean Veritas, heartily disagree. Our Chief Scientist Ian Hartwell is very interested in … Continue reading

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Ocean Veritas – Meet the Chief Scientist

The Ocean Veritas is fortunate to have NOAA scientist Ian Hartwell aboard as chief scientist. With a background in fisheries and marine biology, and specific expertise in environmental toxicology, Hartwell is uniquely qualified for this position. As he puts it, … Continue reading

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Still Waiting

Well, we’re still in Morgan City. We didn’t get underway yesterday as we had hoped, but it’s for a very good reason: some of the last supplies we will need for our sampling operations in the Gulf still haven’t arrived. … Continue reading

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The Ocean Veritas Prepares to Sail

Today the Ocean Veritas was a beehive of activity. Right now, we are still docked in Morgan City, Louisiana, sitting in the green waters of the mighty Mississippi River. The rest of the science team arrived today, and immediately started … Continue reading

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Welcome Ocean Veritas

After a quick break in coverage following the return of NOAA Ship Pisces, we now welcome the Research Vessel Ocean Veritas.  NOAA’s Dr. Ian Hartwell will serve as chief scientist on the R/V Ocean Veritas as the team conducts sediment … Continue reading

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