Northern Lau/Tonga Eruption Rapid Response

The Ridge 2000 and MARGINS Programs Steering Committees, in conjunction with NSF and NOAA program managers announce an eruption response cruise to the Northern Lau Basin. These groups have reviewed preliminary shipboard data and participated in numerous teleconferences and email correspondences over the past month to discuss opportunities for a response to recently detected volcanic eruptions in the northern Lau Basin [Shipboard Science group Lupton, Resing et al]. Based on these deliberations, NSF has agreed to fund an event response cruise to be led by Dr. Joe Resing (U. Washington & NOAA PMEL) in May 2009 to collect time-critical samples and make observations. The cruise will involve R/V Thompson and the ROV Jason 2 system.

MARGINS is an NSF funded program

The MARGINS Office is Hosted by Columbia University

Last updated Wednesday, November 18, 2009