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This directory gives cruise programmes of selected research vessels from European operators. The numbers in brackets behind the items in the left menu column indicate the number of related programme records. A user can select relevant programme records and narrow down its selection by clicking on these items in the left menu column. The individual records give further details on the planned cruise and related contacts. Clicking on the vessel name gives a detailed factsheet of the RV characteristics. Clicking on the organisation names gives the full addresses. The button on the right side of the Map gives the user a menu to select map layers. The user can also click on a button to retrieve previous Cruise Summary Reports (CSR) of the selected research vessel.
The Cruise Programme directory is maintained with input from the operators of the research vessels using a survey format. Operators can deliver their planning as a file for import into the database. This file has to conform to the survey format. Alternatively, operators can use an online Content Management System to update the planning of their ocean-going cruises regularly online.
The compilation of the cruise programme directory is coordinated by MARIS who is approaching all operators that are managing identified research vessels. At the same time qualifying operators are invited to contact MARIS by e-mail, so that arrangements can be agreed for their regular input by file transfer or by online CMS.
There is also an Extended search interface available, which includes additional search criteria and combinations, but requires more knowledge of the user. Moreover the user can search in the other directories for Cruise Summary Reports and Research Vessels databases.