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.

2006 Cruise Journal

Click a title below to learn about that day's activities.

The Cruise Begins 11/4/06

CORSACS Science 11/6/06

Bottoms Up 11/7/06

The Transit South 11/9/06

Lifelong Friends 11/10/06

A Different Season 11/11/06

Sea Ice 11/14/06

Life Onboard 11/18/06

Mr. Fix It 11/20/06

Holidays @ Sea 11/21/06

Thanksgiving 11/23/06

Happy Plankton? 11/27/06

International Experiment 11/29/06

Snowflakes 12/1/06

Heading North 12/4/06

Mission Accomplished 12/10/06