SERPENT Cruise Reports 2008 to 2010

Gates, A.R. ORCID:; Jones, D.O.B.; Benfield, M.; Roterman, C.N.; Kröger, K.; et al, .. 2011 SERPENT Cruise Reports 2008 to 2010. Southampton, UK, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, 509pp. (National Oceanography Centre Cruise Report 02)

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The SERPENT Project, Scientific & Environmental ROV Partnership using Existing iNdustrial Technology, is a collaboration between world leading scientific institutions and companies associated with the oil and gas industry. SERPENT is hosted at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS), one of the worlds’ largest research and teaching organisations specialising in deep-sea science and oceanography. SERPENT encompasses a scientific network of academic partners across the world (USA, Canada, Brazil, Africa, Australia), linked to a network of major oil and gas operators and contractors. The project centres around the opportunistic use of ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) in operational settings during periods of stand-by time. The project also aims to maximise the scientific benefit of environmental data collected as part of routine offshore operations and environmental surveys. Through access to ROVs and such environmental data scientists at NOCS and from the wider SERPENT partnership aim to improve the scientific understanding of the deep-sea's biodiversity in all its aspects. This document presents the cruise reports for SERPENT missions carried out from 2008 to 2010 and includes a history of all previous SERPENT missions.

Item Type: Publication - Report (Other)
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: New series incorporating reports from NOC Liverpool and Southampton Sites
Additional Keywords: SERPENT, ROV, Remotely Operated Vehicle, oil and gas industry, offshore drilling, diversity, Gulf of Mexico, West of Shetland, Ireland, Norway, Nigeria, Australia, Acergy Petrel, Aker Barents, Borgsten Dolphin, Bourbon Diamond, Byford Dolphin, Discoverer Americas, Discoverer Deep Seas, Edda Fauna, Havila Harmony, Jack Ryan, Leiv Eiriksson, Mutineer 14, Ocean Bounty, Ocean Vanguard, Songa Venus, Stena Carron, Stena Clyde, Thunder Horse, Transocean Leader, Wilcraft
Date made live: 10 Jun 2011 12:52 +0 (UTC)

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