Project Manager: Alicé Davis
Lead Scientist: Dave Clague
The new MBARI AUV mapping vehicle (D. Allan B.) will be deployed from the R/V Thompson at Axial Seamount on the Juan de Fuca Ridge. The deployment supports a field program aimed at better understanding of caldera formation and explosive undersea volcanism. This will be the first deployment of the vehicle in fly-away mode. Other dives on the same expedition will be made off the Vance Seamounts (southern Juan de Fuca ridge) to survey and sample the early stages of seamount formation.