Moana-Maty cruise 1 gets underway! The Chemical Oceanography Lab is joining a multi-disciplinary team of scientists aboard the Research Vessel L’Alis to study the dynamics of the Marquesas Islands phytoplankton bloom. The cruise sets sail on September 19th 2018 from Papeete, French Polynesia and will return there a month later. During the cruise, the Chemical Oceanography lab will set up a trace metal clean sampling system to characterize the distribution of dissolved and total dissolvable iron at 15 stations in the vicinity of the Marquesas archipelago. Check back later for updates and photos!