2002-2003 Science Planning Summary

Biology & Medicine

Dr. Polly Penhale
Program Manager


Station: RV/IB Nathaniel B Palmer
Research Site(s): RV/IB NBP

Latitudinal Effects of UVR on bacterioplankton: BRIDE OF TABASCO science of opportunity cruise
Dr. Wade H. Jeffrey
University of West Florida
Center for Environ Diagnostics and Bioremediation

Field Season Overview:
Research team members will board the RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer in Punta Arenas, Chile for the semi-annual transport of hazardous waste to the United States for disposal. During the 26-day trip, researchers will use several methods to collect water samples, including CTD casts, a submersible pump lowered from the starbord A-frame, and Go-Flo bottles deployed mannually. On-deck incubators will be used to conduct experiments and shipboard lab equipment and space will be used for analysis.