End of second RHUM-RUM cruise in La Réunion

Written by Karin Sigloch, Guilhem Barruol on Saturday, 07 December 2013. Posted in Cruise 2013

4 December 2013, Karin Sigloch & Guilhem Barruol

End of second RHUM-RUM cruise in La Réunion

 

Wednesday, 4 December at 5:00 in the morning, La Réunion Island is lying ahead of us in the first daylight -- our cruise is ending here.

The "Marion Dufresne" arrived in Le Port together with us.

We made a fuel stop in Mauritius yesterday. During our overnight transit to La Réunion, the research vessel Marion Dufresne had stayed by our side the entire time. They too had been filling their tanks on Réunion’s enterprising sister island, but for us, the unexpected company of “Le Marion” during our last cruise night meant a bit more. It was with this French ship that we began our experiment and deployed our seismometers 14 months ago. Being accompanied home to Le Port by Le Marion, with all OBS recovered onboard the German Meteor, gave a beautiful sense of closure.

Things are moving in European marine geophysics!

Thank you very much to the science party of cruise M101, and to those who will now work hard on the data, in order to illuminate one of the darker corners of the interior of our beautiful planet.

And thank you very much to the crew of the Meteor for their dedication, professionalism, and good humor at all times of day.

Vielen Dank und auf Wiedersehen!

Karin & Guilhem

 

Science team of cruise M101, Leg 2.

 

About the Author

Karin Sigloch

Karin Sigloch

The German part of RHUM-RUM is led by Karin Sigloch, Department of Earth Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. 

Guilhem BARRUOL

Guilhem Barruol

The French part of RHUM-RUM is led by Guilhem Barruol, CNRS, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Laboratoire GéoSciences Réunion, Université de La Réunion, Saint Denis, La Réunion, France.

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