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Latest cruise

map.pngAMT4CO2Flux scientists have recently returned from the AMT30 cruise which departed the Falkland Islands on 21 February 2023 and arrived in the UK on 30 March 2023. These studies will contribute to our understanding of the air-sea flux of carbon dioxide and estimates of global carbon budgets.

The last AMT4CO2Flux cruise was onboard the RRS Discovery as part of voyage DY151. The ship will departed from Reykjjavik, Iceland on 14 May 2022 and then travelled around the south tip of Greenland. Measurements were then taken along the coastal areas of Nuuk and Kangerlussuaq. The scientists then travelled north of the David Strait to the ice edge and close to North America before returning to the UK on 27 June 2022.

Live updateds were posted from our Twitter feed.

A series of blog posts are given below from the DY151 cruise and previous expeditions as part of the AMT4OceanSatFlux project on board Atlantic Meridional Transect cruises.


Cruise blog

RRS Discovery Research ship in the sea-ice

West Greenland and up to the Ice

21 June 2022

East to West coast of Greenland (26 - 29 May 2022). Sailing south we encounter large and heavy blocks of ice a drift. It seems like we are in ice...
At the ice edge, a line in the sea

From Iceland to the east coast of Greenland

17 June 2022

We set sail on the evening of 20 May 2022 at 20:30 GMT, accompanied by the pilot to navigate us safely out of the Grafarvogur Fjord and into the...
Science party

DY151 Science Party

10 June 2022

The anthropogenic influence on the Arctic is unprecedented. Global warming is heating up this pristine ecosystem faster than anywhere else on earth...
RRS Discovery in port

AMT4CO2Flux Mobilisation: From Plymouth to Southampton and beyond to Reykjavik

27 May 2022

From packing in Plymouth to mobilisation in Southampton.
Ophelie Meuriot standing in front of the RRS discovery in port

Research in the Atlantic Ocean: Six weeks onboard the Discovery

15 March 2020

Ophelie Meuriot, a Research Postgraduate on the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership studying...
Whale leaping out of the water

Entering the South Atlantic Tropical Convergence Zone

03 December 2019

An abrupt awakening!! Cloudy skies, rain and then back into a storm. We had officially navigated out of the tropics and into the Southern Ocean...
Scientists working on ship deck

From the doldrums to the South Atlantic deep

14 November 2019

From the 4th to 9th November 2019, we passed over the equator and into the South Atlantic Gyre.
Optics rig being launched off the side of the ship

Quantifying carbon in the dust bowl of the Atlantic Ocean

07 November 2019

After a couple of weeks of storms, the ocean has become like glass with a slow undulating ripple. The ship cuts through the oily slick effortlessly...
CTD deployment

The Azores, in the mixer and the Big Blue

28 October 2019

From the 19 October 2019 we continued to steam South West navigating through waters deeper than 4500m. The journey took us parallel to the Bay of...
Discovery in port

Starter for 10 and the Eye of the Storm

23 October 2019

An International consortium of 25 scientists from 11 different countries joined the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery in Southampton on 10...