21 September 1995 - 24 October 1995
UK - Port Stanley
The first AMT cruise took place from 21 September to 24 October 1995 on-board the RRS James Clark Ross. The ship sailed from Grimsby (UK) to Montevideo (Uruguay) and then continued on to Stanley (Falkland Islands).
During AMT1 a variety of instruments were used to map the physical, chemical, and biological structure of the upper 200m of the water column. Ocean colour measurements were made using state-of-the-art sensors and new advances in fluorometry were used to measure photosynthetic activity, which was then used to further interpret primary productivity. A unique set of samples and data were collected for the planktonic assemblages thoughout the transect. Data from the cruise was used as a primary input for basin-scale biological productivity models.
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands - Southampton, UK
Southampton, UK - Punta Arenas, Chile
Harwich, Essex - Falklands
Hosted at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council.