End of first cruise -- heading out again in 2013
26 October 2012
The “Marion Dufresne” arrived back in Le Port around 9 a.m. this morning, ending our cruise. Over the past four weeks, we deployed 57 broadband ocean-bottom seismometers along a 15,000 km long track. We also gathered bathymetric, magnetic and gravity data along the way, and on some additional profiles. In October 2013, we will head out again to recover the seismometers and their recorded data from the ocean floor, using the German research vessel “Meteor”.
Our ship doctor Pierre Henry did not have many medical cases to attend to. He spent a lot of time drawing, preferably scenes of daily life on the ship. The example above captures much of the essence of our cruise.