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    For the CICAR project, is the HMS Luymes a Dutch hydrographic research vessel, carried out his scientific work in the Caribbean area's.

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    departure of HMS Luymes out of harbour Willemstad Curacao helmsman on the bridge

    close up commander Lt. L H. Roels

    Precision Depth Recorder, with operator, working officer at drawing table

    Ornitholoog of Amsterdam university watching birds

    launching weatherballoon with radio sonde for meteo on board

    lowering of deepsea trawlnet, to 3000 feet this time

    net kms at the surface

    scientist collecting fish from seafloor, for conservation on formalin

    van Veen bodem sampler goes down

    sampler comes at surface, with seabodem sample and put in bags

    piston-core goes down to seafroom for vertical bodem sample

    piston core comes up. core goes in total to Holland for further investigation

    HMS Luymes seen trough palmtrees.


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    Background: For the CICAR project, is the HMS Luymes a Dutch hydrographic research vessel, carried out his scientific work in the Caribbean area's.

    CICAR is the Cooperative Investigation of the Caribbean and Adjasent Regens under auspicien of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, (IOC) 16 countries take part in this tree years oceanographic research in the Caribbean, also Cuba and the USSR. are active, Cuba has no research vessel of importance but cuban scientist are sinds november working on board of russian research vessel.

    All collected information trough the participated countries is send to world date centre A, in Washington and world date centre B in Moskow, the information is free available for all countries.

    HMS Luymes finished a few days ago a research program between Curacao and Aruba. Deepsea soundings are made and information is placed on the maps, in the drawing room on board of the ship. Daily a weather balloon is launched to 1200 Greenwich time, the radiosonde transmits the meteorological information down to the ship. With a deapsea trawlnet, fish and other animals are collected from the seafloor(this spot 3000') Also seafloor samples and vertical core samples are taken. All samples are sent to Holland for further investigation to the several Institutes and Universities, taking part in the CICAR project regards jac.

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