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 R/V Rachel Carson

Purpose: [Note: 24-hr ops. Leg includes three Brewer mapping days plus two transit days back to Moss Landing.] Mapping AUV surveys in Santa Cruz Basin for the Brewer group. This third leg of the R/V Carson 2014 Southern Expedition will involve three Mapping AUV surveys in and around the navy dumpsite in the Santa Cruz Basin. The primary objective is to identify man-made objects on the seafloor, and so the surveys will be optimized for 110 kHz sidescan coverage. All three AUV missions will be spun down to depth and will be flown at a 25 m altitude.

Chief scientist: Dave Caress

Scheduled start time: 4/22/2014 2:00:00 PM UTC
[4/22/2014 7:00:00 AM Pacific]

Scheduled end time: 4/26/2014 11:30:00 PM UTC
[4/26/2014 4:30:00 PM Pacific]

Equipment: Mapping AUV and related equipment. The BPR is not required for these missions.