14 May 1998 - 15 June 1998
CapeTown - UK
AMT6 left Cape Town, South Africa on 14 May 1998 and arrived in Grimsby on 15 June 1998. The ship track from Cape Town to the equator followed the coast of South Africa, Namibia and Angola to study the Benguela upwelling. From the coast of southern Angola, the track passed through the Gulf of Guinea to join the standard AMT track at about 10 degrees N. The principal scientists was Jim Aiken from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory.
The cruise focused on functional relationships of bio-optical properties and phytoplankton productivity in upwelling and highly productive ecosystems.
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.