Trans-Atlantic Shakedown

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Kirk Klocke Schmidt Ocean Institute

Falkor Crew, Researchers Make Shakedown Cruise a Success

The R/V Falkor, Schmidt Ocean Institute’s newly refitted research vessel, arrived safely at Woods Hole, Massachusetts at 7 a.m. July 28, 2012 after making its...

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Kirk Klocke Schmidt Ocean Institute

A Delicate Life Balance for Deep-Water Microbes

On July 24 and 25, researchers and the crew aboard R/V Falkor cast the Conductivity, Temperature and Pressure Rosette (CTD) to depths of 5,000 and...

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Kirk Klocke Schmidt Ocean Institute

Falkor Encounters Signs of Warm, Salty Gulf Stream Current

As the R/V Falkor made its way south past the Grand Banks of Newfoundland this sunny, calm morning, Second/Third Officer Paul Shepherd overheard Chief Scientist...

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VPRII launch and recovery

The Video Plankton Recorder (VPRII), is launched daily during the Schmidt Ocean Institute Research Vessel Falkor shakedown transatlantic cruise.  These videos show the launch and...

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Kirk Klocke Schmidt Ocean Institute

Research Team Seeks Greater Understanding of Ocean’s Bacterial Diversity

Scientists from the University of Rhode Island working aboard the R/V Falkor’s first shakedown cruise are collecting ocean water samples from the North Atlantic seas...

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Kirk Klocke Schmidt Ocean Institute

VPRII Observes Distinct Thermal Gradient Along Coastal Shelf

As the R/V Falkor continued its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic on Friday, July 20, the Video Plankton Recorder (VPRII) in tow observed a...

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Kirk Klocke Schmidt Ocean Institute

VPRII Observes Dense Plankton Populations Along Continental Shelf Off Labrador

The Video Plankton Recorder (VPRII) aboard the R/V Falkor’s first shakedown cruise late Wednesday, July 18 and throughout Thursday, July 19 observed quantities of cold...

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Kirk Klocke Schmidt Ocean Institute

Abundant Net Tow Yield Consistent With VPRII Data

Researchers aboard the R/V Falkor, led by Chief Scientist Dr. Cabell Davis conducted a 1:30 p.m. plankton net tow that yielded a variety of species...

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Kirk Klocke Schmidt Ocean Institute

VPRII Observes Extensive Diatom Bloom

The results from our Video Plankton Recorder (VPRII) continue to please researchers aboard the first Falkor shakedown cruise. "We made our daily stop for a...

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UK to Greenland: Mesoplankton Imaging with the Video Plankton Recorder (VPR II)

Since leaving Newcastle, U.K. we have been running the Falkor's various acoustic systems constantly to get a full understanding of the vessel’s acoustic capabilities, as...

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