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BUOY DEPLOYMENT / RECOVERY CRUISES

These cruises are dedicated to the deployment or recovery of the full mooring line and buoy, as well as to the (in principle..) bi-yearly rotation of the upper buoy superstructure.

Cruise dates
Ship
Comments
Cruise Report /photos
2000

Cruise 1, 19-21 july

Castor-02
Deployment of the full mooring line. Qualification deployment without instrumentation (buoy v1)
Cruise 2, 19-21 october
Castor-02
Recovery of buoy v1. The mooring line remains on site
2002
Cruise 3 , 15-17 may
Castor-02
Deployment of buoy v2 (carbon fiber), plus the full instrumentation suite.
Cruise 4, 13-15 june Castor-02 Tentative recovery of some equipment after the buoy had sunk...
2003
Cruise 5, 5-7 september Castor-02 Deployment of buoy v3 (aluminum and steel), plus the full instrumentation suite
Cruise 6, 30 november Castor-02 Unsuccessful attempt to recover the buoy (bad weather)
Cruise 7, 5-7 december
Castor-02
Recovery of the upper superstructure
2004
Cruise 8, 13 february Castor-02 Unsuccessful attempt to deploy the buoy (bad weather)
Cruise 9, 3-5 march Castor-02 Deployment of buoy upperstructure v3, including the full instrumentation suite
Cruise 10, 23 july GG-IX + helicopter Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2005
Cruise 11 , 2-4 june Castor-02 Recovery of the full mooring line and buoy
Cruise 12, 15-17 june Castor-02 Deployment of a new morring line and a new buoy
2006
Cruise 13, 9-10 june GG-IX + helicopter Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2007
Cruise 14, 22-23 February GG-IX + helicopter Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
Cruise 15, 20-23 september Castor-02 + helicopter Exchange of the full mooring line + buoy
2008
#16, January 20 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Upper superstructure recovery
#17, March 13 Tethys-II Lower superstructure and mooring line recovery
#18, June 20 Castor-02 Deployment of the mooring line and the lower buoy superstructure
#19, June 28 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Deployment of the buoy upper superstructure
2009
#20, April 5 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
#21, October 27 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2010
#22, April 22 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure

#23, Sept. 1-3

Castor-02 Recovery of the buoy upper part, plus rotation of the full mooring line

#24, Sept. 4

Castor-02 + helicopter Deployment of the upper buoy part
2011
#25, April 1 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
#26, September 16 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2012
#27, September 7 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2013
#28, June 13-14 Castor-02 + helicopter Rotation of the entire buoy and mooring line
2014
#29, March 14 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2015
#30, May 10-11 GG-IX Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2016
#31, June 6-7 GG-IX Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
#32, August 26-29 CASTOR 02 Rotation of the lower buoy superstructure and mooring line
2017
#33, June 1-2 GG-IX Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
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