Field Activity 2022-655-FA

Identifier 2022-655-FA
Alternate names Research Cruise
Purpose To collect benthic and mid-water column sediment plumes from a deep-sea nodule extraction test operation.
Location Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone, North Pacific Ocean.
Summary During this research cruise I collected water and particulate samples from mid-water column and benthic sediment plumes generated during a deep-sea nodule extraction pilot test operation. Samples were collected from GoFlo bottles mounted on a CTD, and Niskin bottles mounted on an ROV. Benthic and mid-water plume samples were collected during various stages of production and discharge. Particle samples and nodules were transported to USGS PCMSC for mineralogical identification, water samples were transported to collaborators at Texas A&M University.
Info derived Mineral composition and metal concentration of particulates in benthic and mid-water column sediment plumes.
Island Pride
Offshore supply vessel: length: 103.30 m, beam: 21.00 m, speed: 15.50 knots
Start San Diego, CA 2022-09-12
End San Diego, CA 2022-10-26
Days in the field 42
West 155
East 115
North 20
South 5


2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Katlin Adamczyk
Crew members
Katlin Adamczyk
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Katlin Adamczyk
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Jessica Fitzsimmons, Texas A&M University

Data types and categories

Data category: Environmental Data, Sampling, Geochemical
Data type: Turbidity, Chemistry, Geology, Surveys (geochemical)

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
CTD Surveys (geochemical), Experiments (geochemical), CTD (no data reported)
Semipermeable Membrane Device (SPMD) Chemistry, Geology (no data reported)
water bottle Surveys (biological), Biology, Chemistry (no data reported)
watersamples Conductivity, CTD, Dissolved Oxygen, Fluorescence, Nitrate, pH, Temperature, Turbidity, Wave (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity