This expedition will service NEPTUNE observatory sites in the northeast Pacific, including:
- Leg 1: Barkley Canyon and Folger Passage
- Deploy vertical profiling system
- Swap Wally I for Wally II at Barkley Hydrates
- Placing vertebrae from a humpback whale on the seafloor for monitoring of decomposition processes
- Instrument maintenance and sediment sampling
- Leg 2: Cascadia Basin, Clayoquot Slope and Endeavour
- Data collection from autonomous instruments
- Cable testing, deployment of new instrumentation
- Cleaning and adjusting camera and Tempo-mini instrumentation
Instrument maintenance, replacement
Sediment and water sampling; surveys
Remotely Operated Vehicle and Crew Changes
There is a scheduled exchange of scientific personnel and remotely operated vehicle platforms at the Institute of Ocean Sciences dock, 14-17 May.
Data Interruptions Likely
During the expeditions, intermittent instrument outages and data gaps will occur as we recover and service instrumentation. Data services on the Oceans 2.0 websites may also be delayed by ongoing operations at sea.
CCGS John P. Tully
The CCGS John P. Tully is a Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel named in honour of John Patrick Tully (1906 – 1987). Tully was an oceanographer whose work in physical, chemical and biological oceanography heavily influenced the growth of oceanographic research on the West Coast of Canada. Tully was honoured with various awards, including the Order of Merit and the Commemorative Medal of Albert I of Monaco.