AMT cruises undertake biological, chemical and physical oceanographic research during the annual return passage of research ships between the UK and the Falkland Islands, South Africa or Chile, a distance of up to 13,500km.
The transect crosses a range of ecosystems from sub-polar to tropical and from euphotic shelf seas and upwelling systems to oligotrophic mid-ocean gyres.
The cruises have contributed to over 300 refereed publications and over 100 PhD theses. AMT also provides training for the next generation of scientists.
The next cruise (AMT30) will run from 21 February to 30th March 2023.
Life on board a research ship
The video below gives an insight in to what life is like on board the new RRS Discovery during a research cruise.