Deployment: AT15-35

Deployment: 
AT15-35
Chief Scientist: 
Dr James Cowen (University of Hawaii at Manoa, SOEST)
Platform:
Platform Type:
 vessel
Start Date: 
2008-07-28
End Date: 
2008-08-13
Location: 
Cascadia Basin and JdF Ridge
Description

Science activities (according to WHOI's cruise synopsis):
1) Service instrumentation at up to seven subseafloor “CORK” hydrological observatories installed by ODP in 1996 and IODP in 2004;
2) make in situ, shipboard and shore-based measurements to characterize the microbial geochemistry of the subseafloor basement (basaltic crust) utilizing subset of above 7 CORK observatories; and
3) test underwater optical communication device associated with a temperature probe deployed within a thermal vent