AMT Cruise ship from aboveAMT cruises undertake biological, chemical and physical oceanographic research during the annual return passage of research ships between the UK and the Falkland Islands, South Africa or Chile, a distance of up to 13,500km.

The transect crosses a range of ecosystems from sub-polar to tropical and from euphotic shelf seas and upwelling systems to oligotrophic mid-ocean gyres.

The cruises have contributed to over 300 refereed publications and 75 PhD theses. AMT also provides training for the next generation of scientists.   

The next cruise (AMT29) will run from 6 October to 17 November 2019 under the leadership of chief scientist Giorgio Dall'Olmo.


Expressions of interest are now invited for participation in future AMT cruises, please contact Andy Rees,, for further details.


Life on board a research ship

The video below gives an insight in to what life is like on board the new RRS Discovery during a research cruise.