In July-August 2021, a team of marine scientists from the iAtlantic project are undertaking a 6-week expedition to investigate and explore the ecosystems and natural processes in the deep sea around the Cabo Verde islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. This expedition – known as iMirabilis2 – is much more than a scientific mission: on board is a cohort of early career scientists undergoing hands-on, at-sea training in a range of cutting-edge techniques and skills that will equip them to be the expedition leaders of the future.
Use the links below to discover more about the expedition: who’s on board the ship, what science we’re doing and why it’s important. You can learn more about the techniques and equipment we use to sample and survey the deep ocean, and join our early career researchers as they learn how to use them.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 818123 (iAtlantic). This output reflects only the author’s view and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.