DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052260
Southern Ocean Seasonal Cycle Experiment (SOSCEx) III Winter Cruise on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 016, July 2015

The third Southern Ocean Seasonal Cycle Experiment (SOSCEx) III is a high-resolution full seasonal cycle experiment using integrated observational and modeling platforms. A novel aspect of SOSCEx III is the integrated multi-platform approach, which aims to explore new questions about the climate sensitivity of carbon and ecosystem dynamics in the Southern Ocean and how these processes are parameterized in models. This winter 2015 cruise can be divided into two primary tracks, the GoodHope...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052262
South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 018, December 2015

The South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) is an annual cruise undertaken by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to change the overwintering teams in Antarctica and to replenish the supplies at the SANAE IV Research base. This voyage was to deliver the SANAE 55 team to the island and return with the SANAE 54 team. The cruise was undertaken between 05 December 2015 and 10 February 2016 with full scientific complement.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052261
Gough Island Relief on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 017, September 2015

The Gough Island Relief Voyage is an annual cruise undertaken by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to change the overwintering team in Gough Island and to replenish the supplies at the British’s leased Gough Island Research base. The cruise also serves as a means to transport the residents and/or visitors to Tristan da Cunha using a signed agreement between South Africa and United Kingdom (UK). This voyage was to deliver the Gough 61 team to the island and return with the Gough...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.20210419
Agulhas System Climate Array (ASCA) cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 037, July 2019

The Agulhas System Climate Array (ASCA) is a mooring array and is designed to provide long-term observations of the Agulhas Current's volume, heat and salt transport and its variability from mesoscale (eddies), through seasonal to interannual timescales. The ASCA shelf and tall moorings extend 200 km offshore along decending TOPEX/Jason satellite ground track # 96, through the core of the Agulhas Current, with CPIES measurements extending the array to 300km offshore of Port Elizabeth. The...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26500008
Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) on the Algoa Voyage 267, November 2019

The Integrated Ecosystem Programme: Southern Benguela (IEP:SB) was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 267, November 2019. Multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional platform to undertake relevant science in the Southern Benguela; also functioning as a platform for collaboration and learning. All projects aim to develop an ecosystem indicator that can be used to effectively monitor and understand the Southern Benguela i.e physical, chemical, planktonic, microbial, seabird and benthic ecosystem...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052268
International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 (IIOE2) cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 032, June 2018

The International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 is a collaborative regional cruise to build capacity and strength within Africa. The focus will be on developing students in the region in the areas of physical oceanography, chemistry, biological oceanography, benthic biodiversity, marine top predators and marine plastics.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052264
Gough Island Relief on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 021, September 2016

The Gough Island Relief Voyage is an annual cruise undertaken by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to change the overwintering team in Gough Island and to replenish the supplies at the British’s leased Gough Island Research base. The cruise also serves as a means to transport the residents and/or visitors to Tristan da Cunha using a signed agreement between South Africa and United Kingdom (UK). This voyage was to deliver the Gough 62 team to the island and return with the Gough...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052242
Cape Canyon Exploration Cruise: Southern Benguela in the South-East Atlantic Ocean on the Algoa Voyage 236, March 2017

This Cape Canyon Exploration Cruise: Southern Benguela in the South-East Atlantic Ocean was conducted on the Algoa Voyage 236 from the 06 to 30 March, 2017. The overall aim of this Cape Canyon exploration project is to initiate multi-discplinary and integrated benthic ecosystem process studies within DEA:OCR, in collaboration with external experts (South African National Biodiversity Institute, South African Environmental Observations Network, Council for GeoScience and Nelson Mandela...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.25010011
South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 041, December 2019

The South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) is an annual cruise undertaken by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to change the overwintering teams in Antarctica and to replenish the supplies at the SANAE IV Research base. This voyage was to deliver the SANAE 59 team to the island and return with the SANAE 58 team. The cruise was undertaken on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 041 between 12 December 2019 and 27 February 2020 with a full scientific complement.

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.20210408
South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Basin-wide Array (SAMBA) cruise on the Algoa Voyage 269, September - October 2020

Servicing and re-deployment of scientific equipment along the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Basin-wide Array (SAMBA) Monitoring Line in the South-East Atlantic Ocean. Algoa Voyage 269 operated from Slangkop, off Cape Town, westwards to 11° E, in the South Atlantic Ocean along the SAMBA transect and south of Hondeklipbaai on the West coast, between 21 September 2020 and 16 October 2020.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.05312023
South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 049, November 2021

The South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) is an annual voyage undertaken by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) to change the overwintering teams in Antarctica and to replenish the supplies at the SANAE IV Research base. This voyage was to deliver the SANAE 61 over wintering team to the research base and return with the SANAE 60 team. The cruise was undertaken between 30 November 2021 and 28 January 2022 with full scientific complement. The main...