This was the fourth cruise of the funded by a NERC Consortium Grant. The cruise took place on board the RRS Discovery departing from Southampton, UK on 17 September 2004 and terminating in Cape Town, South Africa on 29 October 2004.

The major aim of the cruise was to investigate the upwelling waters off North Africa and to compare this with the less productive waters of the South Atlantic gyre.





Adey, Tim Calcification Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK
Atienza, Dacha Mesozooplankton Institut de Ciencies del Mar, Spain
Balch, Barney Calcification, optics Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, USA
Chamberlain, Katie Nutrients Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Harrison, Elly Prochlorococcus diversity, viruses Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Hay, Lorraine Optics, FRRF University of Strathclyde, UK
Henriksen, Casper Mesozooplankton Institut de Ciencies del Mar, Spain
Heywood, Jane Bacterial activity Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK
Hickman, Anna 14C Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK
Hind, Andy DIC, alkalinity, pCO2 University of East Anglia, UK
Millward, Nick Nitrogen fixation Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Pattenden, Abigail Filtering Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK
Peralba Marcó, Aurea Mesozooplankton Stazione Zoologica Anton Dorhn, Italy
Rees, Andy Principal Scientist Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Serrett, Pablo Respiration and gross production Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Stubbins, Aron CDOM Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Ussher, Simon Iron University of Plymouth, UK
Waeles, Matthieu Atmospherics University of East Anglia, UK
Zwirglmaier, Katrin Synechococcus University of Warwick, UK