An overdue visit to the PAP observatory

CLASS cruise DY116 to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory (PAP-SO) finally got underway at the beginning of November when the RRS Discovery set sail from Southampton. Originally scheduled for spring/summer 2020, like so many activities, it was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Scientists will retrieve data, take samples, make new observations and service the infrastructure to ensure continuation of the PAP time series.

Read all about the work on board ship by visiting the PAP blog.