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

To determine the potential for precious coral occurences in Vanuatu Offshore Areas (continued).

Sampling work on the RV MACHIAS cruises off Tanna Islands and northern half of Vanuatu identified precious corals. The purpose of this activity was to continue with these surveys with a greater emphasis on selection of sample sites by determining such factors as current velocities and also by generating bathymetric maps at a scale useful for the programmes sot hat locations of slopes and ridges with preferred characteristics can be determined.

Project OutputSOPAC Cruise Report 47, 48 and SOPAC Technical Report 14


Project Year1981Proposed Year1978
Primary CategoryMinerals (M)Secondary Category
Activity TypeActivity/TaskSession12/06/VU
Start Date1981End Dateongoing
ScopeNationalPartner OrganisationOSTROM

Documents and Reports (3)
Vanuatu offshore survey: precious corals and metalliferous sediments, cruise VA 80(3), 4-21 December 1980. N F Exon Open
Species identification and assessment of CCOP/SOPAC precious coral collections 1980/1981. R W Grigg Open
Vanuatu offshore survey, cruise VA 80(2), 22 November - 1 December1980. G A Gauss Open