This expedition will be of great significance, as Schmidt Ocean Institute and the science team undertakes the first ROV-based deep sea exploration of submarine canyons that have formed offshore southwestern Australia. For the first time, these unique deep-sea canyons will be documented, imaged, and strategically sampled by ROV SuBastian. Sampling will not only be for identifying yet to be discovered species, but also to undertake comprehensive, high-resolution geochemical analyses of, for example, coral skeletons post-cruise. Deep-sea ROV technology is unavailable to Australian researchers, making this expedition a true voyage of discovery.
Event website: https://schmidtocean.org/cruise/coralandcanyonadventure/
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Fri 24 Jan 2020 To Wed 26 Feb 2020
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