Indian GEOTRACES Cruise GI03 started on March 3, 2013

The cruise set off Mormugao port aboard the oceanographic research vessel (ORV) ‘Sagar Kanya’ on a 60-day mission, with 28 researchers from 9 Indian Scientific Institutes onboard.  All the GEOTRACES parameters will be accurately collected along the sections reported in Figure:


GEOTRACES researchers will be collecting and testing ocean water and sediments at different locations in the ocean as part of the mission and special equipment such as an imported conductivity temperature versus depth (CTD) system to collect samples, and a metal-free clean room for testing will be utilised for the purpose.