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The Cruise Schedule

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R/V Melville operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanogaphy out of La Jolla, California.

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Map of the Paciifc Basin including the names of a number of the topographic features we will be crossing. We will be traveling along about 30ºS at the beginning of the cruise and will move southward to 32ºS as we pass north of New Zealand. (A. Macdonald)

Our hydrgraphic cruise aboard the R/V Melville has the following planned schedule:

  • Load Brisbane, Australia November 17 - 21, 2009
  • Depart Brisbane November 21, 2009
    • begin leg 1 of the P6 transect
    • Chief Scientist: Alison Macdonald (WHOI)
    • 44 UNOLS days at sea
  • Arrive Papeete, Tahiti French Polynesia anuary 2, 2010
    • Unload those groups participating only on leg 1
    • change personnel for most other science parties January 2 - 5, 2010
  • Depart Papeete, Tahiti French Polynesia January 5, 2010
    • begin leg 2 of P6 transect 
    • 38 UNOLS days at sea
    • Chief Scientist: Ruth Curry (WHOI)
  • Arrive Bahia de Valparaiso, Chile February 11, 2010
  • Unload Bahia de Valparaiso, February 11 - 13, 2010
The dates may change somewhat during final ship scheduling.

Last updated: November 13, 2009

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