D341: Porcupine Abyssal Plain cruise 2009


D341



Meet the team


Richard Sanders (Principle Scientist)

Research area: biological oceanographer

Work on D341: Co-ordinating the science and liasing with the crew

John Allen

Research area: Upper ocean mesoscale processes and physical oceanography data collection

Work on D341: Deployment of towed instrument platnform called SeaSoar, data procesing of CTD, ADCP and turbulence probe

Terence Edwards

Research area: Instrumentation and morings

Work on D341: Engineering support for instrument deployed overboard, including CTD, mmorings and SAPs.

Thanos Gkritzlais

Reserch area: sensor engineer

Work on D341: Deployment of sensors to gain real-time measurements of disolved organic matter and zooplankton sampler. Setup of sediment traps.

Ross Holland

Research area: Marine microbiology

Work on D341: Identification of microbial communities using flow cytometry

Chris Marsay

Research area; Trace metal chemistry

Work on D341: PELAGRA and in-situ pump (SAPs) deplyments for the study of iron and other trace metals in particulate material.

Charlotte Marcinko

Research area: Surface ocean bioluminescence produced by single-celled rganisms called dinoflagellates

Work on D341: Conducting measurements of surface biolouminescence using the Glowtracka instrument., filtration of water for DNA extraction. Processing and calibration of physical oceanography measurements.

Adrian Martin

Research area: Ecological modelling

Work ob D341: Procesing and calibration of physical oceanography measurements and deplyment of the turbulence probe.

Frederic Le Moigne

Research area: Ocean biogeochemistry and carbon fluxes

Work on D341: SAPS deplyment and 234-Thorium measurements to determine the export of sinking particles fron the surface of the ocean.

Stuart Painter

Research area: Biophysical interactions

Work on D341: Processing and colibration of physical oceanography measurements and measurements of supporting biogeochemical parameters.

Jennifer Riley

Research area: Ocean acidification and the sinking velocity of marine particles produced by the biological carbon pump in the upper ocean.

Work on D341: Conducting settling rate experiments on marine particles caught in the upper ocean water column and relating that to their composition and the ambient water conditions.

Nina Rothe

Research area: Deep-sea biology

Work on D341: Megacoring to collect shallow sediment samples from the deep ocean abyssal plain

Kevin Saw

Research area: mechanical engineering

Work on D341: Engineering support for PELAGRA trap deplyoment, sediment traps and mid-water incubator.

Peter Statham

Research area: Ocean biogeochemistry and carbon and iron fluxes through the water column

Work on D341: Deployment of SAPS, PELAGRA and the measurement of water column nutrients and ammonia

Sam Ward

Research area: mechanical engineer

Work on D341: Deplyment and support of PELAGRA

Mike Zubkov

Research area: Microbial ecology

Work on D341: Deployment of nets to sample microplankton from the water column and measurements of microbial activiries including bacterial respiration rates.

Ian Brown

Research area: Niritifcation

Work on D341: Meauring the rates of oxygen uptake

Mehdi Boutrif

Research area: high pressure microbiology

Work on D341: Measurements of microbial activity at high pressures and sinking particle simulation experiments.

Dominique Le Fevre

Research area: Biological oxygen dynamics

Work on D341: Determining changes in oxygen using chemical and instrumental data

Anne Roberts

Research area: Biological oxygen dynamics

Work on D341: Determining changesi n oxygen using chemical and instrumental data

Christian Tamborini

Research area: Meso and bahypelagic microbial ecology

Work on D341: Measurements of microbial activity at high pressures and sinking particle simulation experiments

Kostas Kiriakoulakis

Research area: Organic biogeochemistry

Work on D341: Deplyment of SAPS, assistance with coring and filtering, and sampling for planktonic communities

Maria Villa

Research area: Environmental radioactivity and carbon flux

Work on D341: SAPS deplyments and measurements of 210-polomium/210-lead to determine the export of sinking particles from the surface ocean.

Sarah Giering

Research area: Carbon demand of mesozooplankton

Work on D341: Processing ARIES samples, conducting feeding and egg production experiments with different zooplanktonic species.

Jim Hunter

Research area: Engineering

Work on D341: Deployment and recovery of Automated Recorded Instrumented Environmetal Samples (ARIES)