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Santos/Campos Basins: cold seeps and cold water corals, benthic and pelagic sampling, ROV work,
Originally planned for 2020 but delayed to 2021 as a result of COVID-19 – dates TBC
Santos Basin: MBES, ROV, CTD-Rosette, Box Corer, Lander deployment and recovery. Originally scheduled for 2020, postponed to October 2021 due to COVID-10 – exact dates TBC.
Vitoria-Trindade Seamount Chain: MBES, ROV , CTD-Rosette sampling. Rescheduled from 2020 to 2022 due to COVID-19 delays.
iAtlantic flagship demonstrator cruise to Trinidade Martin Vaz Seamount province: Bathymetric survey, training, water column sampling, sediment sampling, possibly mooring work. Bathymetric data will be used together with data from another iAtlantic cruise in the same area for habitat mapping
Cruise is approved but pending Brazilian permission. Dates to be confirmed – some delays due to COVID-19 means that this cruise will likely not happen until 2022.
POSTPONED to 2021: Awaiting confirmation of new dates
The deep-sea continental slope, banks and cold seep ecosystems off Brazil (Santos Basin): MBES, ROV, CTD-Rosette, Lander Deployment.
Mar del Plata-Mar del Plata (AR) – Austral spring 2020, no firm dates yet. Deep hydrography, PIES, C-PIES telemetry/turnaround, coring, mooring deployment.
Santos Basin, offshore Brazil, SW Atlantic: multibeam surveying, ROV, CTD-Rosette, Box Corer, Lander deployment and recover
Cold seeps and cold-water corals on the deep-sea continental slope (Santos Basin) off Brazil.
Equipment: Multibeam echosounder survey, ROV investigations, CTD-Rosette, box corer. Benthic and pelagic sampling.