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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

#1, Jul 19-21

Castor-02
Deployment of the full mooring line. Qualification deployment without instrumentation (buoy v1)
#2, Oct 19-21
Castor-02
Recovery of buoy v1. The mooring line remains on site
2002
#3,May 15-17
Castor-02
Deployment of buoy v2 (carbon fiber), plus the full instrumentation suite.
#4, Jun 13-15 Castor-02 Tentative recovery of some equipment after the buoy had sunk...
2003
#5, Sep 5-7 Castor-02 Deployment of buoy v3 (aluminum and steel), plus the full instrumentation suite
#6, Nov 30 Castor-02 Unsuccessful attempt to recover the buoy (bad weather)
#7, Dec 5-7
Castor-02
Recovery of the upper superstructure
2004
#8, Feb 13 Castor-02 Unsuccessful attempt to deploy the buoy (bad weather)
#9, Mar 3-5 Castor-02 Deployment of buoy upperstructure v3, including the full instrumentation suite
#10, Jul 23 GG-IX + helicopter Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2005
#11, Jun 2-4 Castor-02 Recovery of the full mooring line and buoy
#12, Jun 15-17 Castor-02 Deployment of a new morring line and a new buoy
2006
#13, Jun 9-10 GG-IX + helicopter Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2007
#14, Feb 22-23 GG-IX + helicopter Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
#15, Sep 20-23 Castor-02 + helicopter Exchange of the full mooring line + buoy
2008
#16, Jan 20 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Upper superstructure recovery
#17, 13 Mar Tethys-II Lower superstructure and mooring line recovery
#18, 20 Jun Castor-02 Deployment of the mooring line and the lower buoy superstructure
#19, 28 Jun GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Deployment of the buoy upper superstructure
2009
#20, Apr 5 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
#21, Oct 27 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2010
#22, Apr 22 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure

#23, Sep 1-3

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

#24, Sep 4

Castor-02 + helicopter Deployment of the upper buoy part
2011
#25, Apr 1 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
#26, Sep 16 GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2012
#27, 7 Sep GG-IX + helicopter (HDF) Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2013
#28, Jun 13-14 Castor-02 + helicopter Rotation of the entire buoy and mooring line
2014
#29, Mar 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, Jun 6-7 GG-IX Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
#32, Aug 26-29 CASTOR 02 Rotation of the lower buoy superstructure and mooring line
2017
#33, Jun 1-2 GG-IX Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
2018
2019
#34, Feb 15-16 GG-IX Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
#35, Sep 15-18 Castor-02 Deployment of the mooring line
2020
#36, Aug 10-11 GG-IX Rotation of the upper buoy superstructure
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