Devices and Gear

During the course of the four research cruises (SO61, SO64, SO77 and SO106) carried out in the DISCOL area between 1989 and 1996, a large number of different sampling devices and gear was used to investigate the deep-sea ecosystem of the Peru Basin and to assess the impact of a possible polymetallic nodule mining operation. A short description of each device can be found here in this section. For further information and results, please see the respective cruise reports from the publication list featured on this website.