Category Archives: BobGeo 2009

BobGeo 2009. Day 14 – The last full day of the BoBGeo Cruise

As the cruise comes to an end the seismic streamer and air cannons are deployed for the last time – Multibeam continues mapping the Bay of Biscay sea floor and Chirp is still chirping – Last night’s grab comes up … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Day 13 – Two days to go

Monday 26th October Another fine day begins as the sun shines on the Pourquoi pas? There is still a bit of a swell today but I think I must be getting used to it as I don’t find myself staggering … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Day 12 – What happened to the storm?

Sunday 25th October The storm that everyone was talking about yesterday never seemed to materialise, instead today was a beautiful day. I even ended up sunbathing on the foredeck. Scampi and Calypso are deployed possibly for the last time this cruise.

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BobGeo 2009. Day 11 – A quiet day…

Saturday 24th October Or is it the calm before the storm? It seems very quiet on board the Pourquoi pas? today with only Chirp and Multibeam working. There is a slight swell but maybe everyone is waiting for bad weather … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Days 9 and 10 – It’s all go

Friday 23rd October The sea was much calmer yesterday, there was still a slight swell but nothing like the previous two days. Calypso and Scampi both deployed successfully. You can now read the French version of this blog and we are … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Day 8 – Another wild day

Wednesday 21st October Despite the R/V Pourquoi pas? being quite a big ship it feels as if it has been tossed about quite a bit and I think one or two people are suffering slightly. Even with my patch, I … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Day 7 – Life on board the Pourquoi pas?

Still a heavy swell from last night with more to come tonight. Because of the swell nothing was deployed today other than the acoustic equipment, therefore I thought I might write a little about how my time onboard is spent.

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BobGeo 2009. Day 6 – SCAMPI goes astray

Monday 19th October Last night another core approximately 12m long was recovered by Calypso and SCAMPI was deployed at around 10.30pm and again this afternoon when it was reluctant to come back. The weather is about to change as a … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Days 4 and 5 at sea

Sunday 18th October Jean-Francois is very keen to have the blog translated into French so that the families of the the people on board can read about what is going on during the cruise. Success with Calypso (the carottier/corer): a … Continue reading

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BobGeo 2009. Day 3 – early results

Another fine morning with clear skies. However, with the Pourquoi pas? sailing at around 8 knots the wind felt quite strong and was very bracing as I stood on the front deck of level seven looking for the dolphins.

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