Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute


Cruise Schedule

Select a calendar date to see the logbook for the
Southern Ocean Iron (SOFeX) Cruise

  • Leg 1:The RV Revelle from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) will go first adding iron and a tracer to two patches. Mapping and samples are some of the tasks during this leg.
  • Leg 2:The RV Melville (also SIO) will sail several weeks later to arrive just as the patches are formed. Additional measurements and instrument collections will take place.
  • Leg 3: The USCGC Polar Star will then arrive to assess how much carbon was removed from the iron fertilized patches.

Click on the links to the left to find out more about this exciting cruise!