The piloting cruise in PRE and SLF areas has been completed successfully
OCEAN_HK conducted the high-resolution repeated mapping cruise in July 2017. The cruise was chaired by Dr. Liu Zhiqiang and involved researchers from universities from Hong Kong and Mainland China, including the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong University, City University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Xiamen University.
The cruise in Pearl River Estuary (PRE) has been conducted from 1 July to 5 July. Another cruise has been conducted in the shelf sea in the northern South China Sea (SLF) from 10 July to 31 July, in total 27 days.
The completion of this large-scaled cruise indicated the high level of scientific research ability of our project team and it is a milestone of Hong Kong Oceanographic research.
Another research cruise will start soon in Hong Kong water area in August for better understanding of the hypoxia problem in Hong Kong.
The other part of project OCEAN_HK is the time-series monitoring with moorings by deploy an array of mooring concurrently to measure the time series of physical, biogeochemical, and pollutant variables. Our first marine monitoring buoy system has been successfully deployed in the river-estuary-shelf (RES) on 11 July.