The three-year CORSACS project (for Controls On Ross Sea Algal Community Structure) involves one cruise per year through the Southern Ocean. Cruises are scheduled to visit the same sampling sites during each of the project's three years.
The first cruise was conducted between December 2005 and January 2006 on the RVIB N.B. Palmer (NBP06-01). Data from this cruise are in the process of being analyzed.
The 2006 CORSACS cruise is currently taking place aboard the R.V. Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP06-08).