Proteker 3 – summer 2014-2015

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PROTEKER 3 (DOI French oceanic cruise)

(18 nov. 2014 – 18 dec. 2014 on the field) made it possible to achieve the installation of the Kerguelen’s underwater observatory (thermorecorders at 5 and 15 m deep and colonization plates at 10 m deep at 8 sites). (rapport & bilan d’activité 2014 RNN-TAF)

Participants: from left to right: J.-P. Féral, C. Marschal, G. Marty, S. Motreuil, J.-C. Roca (photo © Greg Tran)

Mainstreamfilm on the field campaign (C. Marschal)

Boardings on La Curieuse and the Commerson – 4 legs
Works at sea were done during 3 legs with La Curieuse and with the Commerson:
• Bay of Morbihan, from 24 to 27 november thanks to the Commerson, Zodiac of the Natural Réserve
• Kerguelen north , from 1 to 6 december on board la Curieuse)
• Bay of Morbihan, from 7 to 10 december on board la Curieuse)
• Kerguelen south, du 11 au 13 december on board la Curieuse)

Référence SISMER

La Curieuse’s crew
– Yohann MUCHERIE, Capitain
– Arnaud MICHELOT, Chief ingineer
– Pierre SAMUEL, First mate
– Corentin HEMMER, 2nd ingineer
– Benoît CAFFIER, Cook/Deckhand
– Sébastien LAFFONT, Deckhand
– Vincent BENARD, mechanic trainee

Skipper of the Commerson (RN TAF)
– Romain VERGÉ

Map of the PROTEKER sites

Twenty four dives have been done. Eight sites are now equipped with two thermorecorder(s) at 5 and 15 m deep. They were all activated for a measure every hour. Colonization plates were installed at the eight sites.