SOPAC Compendium Project
SOPAC Compendium Project
Digital collection of the entire body of knowledge of CCOP/SOPAC from 1972 to 2010

Listing Projects - Category of Cruises (C) (124)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Offshore (geophysical and geological) survey by OSTROM This was part of the survey cruises prospecting for oil potential within the Pacific Region. This particular survey cruise was to collect bathymetric, magnetic and seismic data of the Coriolis rift in Vanuatu (than New Hebrides). The "AUSTRADEC" programme enabled further bathymetric, magnetic, and seismic profiling. Interpretation of results of the survey collected from these cruises was undertaken in 1975 Cruises (C) Cruise 1972
Marine geophysical programme (see Regional Project to determine Ocean Drilling Sites - entry in 1979) Seismic profiling, magnetics, gravity coring, and dredging had been undertaken Cruises (C) Cruise 1977
Cruise II of Geovan to establish further refraction and reflection work. R. V Coriolis Cruises (C) Activity/Task 1981
Completion of reports for the 1984 SP Lee Tripartite II work The reports are compiled to document the analysis of the outcomes of the Tripartite II programme of the R/V SP Lee. The edited report was than published by the Circum-Pacific Energy and Minerals Council. Cruises (C) Report 1985
Offshore seabed mapping The objective of the project is to collect swath mapping data from selected areas to: allow structural analysis and integration with previous back arc research knowledge for assessing the best prospect areas to find massive polymetallic sulphide deposits; determine the regional pattern of fracture zones; identify new areas with potential for commercial fishing. Cruises (C) Project 1987
Marine geological and geophysical investigations of the northern part of the Fiji Plateau, from Samoa to the northern New Hebrides and Santa Cruz Islands With regards to Vanuatu, the RV Coriolis carried out reflection seismic and OBS refraction studies mainly in the Central Basin area and west of Espiritu Santo and Malekula Islands. Cruises (C) Cruise 1982
Tripartite II Cruise 4 petroleum oriented cruises (RV SP Lee); 4 minerals oriented cruises (RV Moana Wave); 1 minerals oriented (HMNZS "Tui Wave") Cruises (C) Event 1984
SP Lee Cruises Programme Investigation of suitability of Clay Deposits for the Manufacture of pottery bricks or tiles Cruises (C) Programme 1986
Potential Area for Gloria Survey identified - western trench side of Vanuatu and Central Basin of Vanuatu Cruises (C) Survey 1987
Long Range Acoustic Mapping Seabed mapping of Central Basin and adjoining areas Cruises (C) Map/Chart 1990