Research Expeditions


The Shank lab has participated in more than 50 scientific expeditions to deep-sea hydrothermal vents, hydrocarbon and methane seeps, continental slopes, seamounts, ocean

trenches and abyssal plains in the Atantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Tasman, Cortez, Celebes and Mediterranean Seas; more

than 120 submersible dives, 90 remotely-operated vehicle days, and 70 autonomous underwater vehicle dives.




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1993
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. R. Lutz
1994
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin Juan de Fuca; Explorer Ridge Ch. Sci. R. Lutz & J. Childress
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. R. Lutz
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. K. Von Damm & M. Lilley 
1995
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. R. Lutz
1996
R/V Knorr & ROV Jason, Argo II 37°N Mid-Atlantic Ridge Ch. Sci. D. Fornari & S. Humphris
R/V Wecoma 42°N, Northern Gorda Ridge Ch. Sci. R. Embley & J. Cowen
1997
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 37°N-14°N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge  Ch. Sci. R. C. Vrijenhoek & R. Lutz
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. R. Lutz
1998
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 17- 22°S, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. K. Von Damm & M. Lilley 
1999
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. C. Cary
2000
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin Guaymas Basin Ch. Sci. S. C. Cary
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. R. Lutz
2001
R/V Knorr & ROV Jason, Argo II Central Indian Ridge Ch. Sci. C. Van Dover
2002
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin, AUV ABE Galápagos Rift Ch. Sci. T.M. Shank
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. K. Von Damm
R/V Atlantis & AUV ABE 21°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. K. Von Damm
2003
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, 13°N East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. C. Cary
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin, AUV ABE New England Seamounts Ch. Sci. J. Adkins
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin, AUV ABE Lost City Vent Field, MAR  Ch. Sci. D. Kelley & J. Karson
2004
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. K. Von Damm
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. R. Lutz
R/V Kilo Moana & AUV ABE Lau Basin, Western Pacific Ch. Sci. C. Langmuir
2005
RRS Charles Darwin & AUV ABE Equatorial Southern Atlantic Ridge Ch. Sci. C. German & T.M. Shank 
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, 13°N East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. C. Vetriani & T.M. Shank
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin Galápagos Rift Ch. Sci. T.M. Shank
R/V Ron Brown & ROV Hercules Lost City Hydrothermal Field  Ch. Sci. R. Ballard & D. Kelley 
R/V Ron Brown & ROV Hercules New England/Corner Seamounts  Ch. Sci. L. Watling & T.M. Shank
2006
R/V New Horizon & TowCam 9-10°N, EPR Rapid Response Ch. Sci. J. Cowen
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, EPR Rapid Response Ch. Sci. K. Von Damm
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin, TowCam 9-10°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. K. Von Damm
2007
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin 9-10°N, East Pacific Rise Ch. Sci. T.M. Shank
Icebreaker Oden Mosby Seamount, Arctic Ocean Ch. Sci. H. Singh
Icebreaker Oden Gakkel Ridge, Arctic Ocean Ch. Sci. R. Reeves-Sohn
R/V Kilo Moana & HROV Nereus O’ahu Coast, Hawaii Ch. Sci. A. Bowen
2008
R/V Foster & ROV SeaEye Falcon Lophelia II, Gulf of Mexico Ch. Sci. E. Cordes
2009
R/V Thompson & TowCam Kermadec Ridge Ch. Sci. R. Keil
R/V Thompson & ROV Jason II Event Response E. Lau Basin Ch. Sci. J. Resing
R/V Kilo Moana & HROV Nereus Mariana Seamounts and Trench Ch. Sci. A. Bowen
F/G Walton Smith & ROV Global Explorer  Bahamas Deep-Sea Corals Ch. Sci. S. France
R/V Ron Brown & ROV Jason II Lophelia II 2009, Gulf of Mexico Ch. Sci. C. Fisher
2010
R/V Melville & AUV ABE INSPIRE Chile Triple Junction Ch. Sci. A. Thurber
R/V Tangaroa & DTIS KARMA, Kermadec ARc MinerAls Ch. Sci. M. Clark
R/V Okeanos Explorer & ROV Little Hercules INDEX-SATAL Indonesia, Sulawesi Lead Sci. T.M. Shank
E/V Nautilus & ROV Hercules Anaximander Seamounts, Med. Lead Shore Sci. T.M. Shank
R/V Ron Brown & ROV Jason II Lophelia II Gulf of Mexico Ch. Sci. E. Cordes
R/V Atlantis & HOV Alvin Oil Spill Response, Gulf of Mexico Ch. Sci. C. Fisher
2011
RRS James Cook & ROV Isis Bransfield Strait & E. Scotia Ridge Ch. Sci. P. Tyler
R/V Tangaroa & AUV Sentry, TowCam Kermadec Seamounts Ch. Sci. C. de Ronde
R/V McArthur & AUV Sentry, TowCam Gulf of Mexico Ch. Sci. T.M. Shank
R/V Okeanos Explorer & ROV Little Hercules GALREX 2011 Galápagos Rift Ch. Sci. T.M. Shank
M/V Holiday Chouest & ROV UHD-34 Gulf of Mexico, Oil Spill Impacts Assessment Ch. Sci. C. Fisher & E. Cordes
     
2012    
R/V Okeanos Explorer & ROV Little Hercules GoMEX, Gulf of Mexico Lead Sci. T.M. Shank
R/V Nautilus & ROV Hercules Anaximander Seamounts  
R/V Melville & AUV Sentry, TowCam INSPIRE Chile Triple Junction Ch. Sci. C. German & D. Blackman
R/V Bigelow & TowCam North Atlantic Canyons Ch. Sci. M. Nizinski
R/V Falkor & ROV Global Explorer MK3 Gulf of Mexico Ch. Sci. P. Etnoyer
R/V Roger Revelle & ROV Quest 4000 SRoF’12 – NE Lau Basin expedition Ch. Sci. J. Resing, B.M. Tebo & B. Embley