Type Oceanographic cruise
Set This cruise is part of the set MOMARSAT : MONITORING THE MID ATLANTIC RIDGE
Ship L'Atalante
Ship owner Ifremer
Dates 24/08/2016 - 13/09/2016
Chief scientist(s) CANNAT Mathilde , SARRADIN Pierre-Marie ORCID


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DOI 10.17600/16001200
Objective The MoMARSAT cruise ensure the annual maintenance of the EMSO Azores observatory on the hydrothermal field Lucky Strike. This seafloor observatory is operated since 2010 and aims to acquire time series (>10 years) on hydrothermal, tectonic, and volcanic processes and on ecosystems at an active hydrothermal site of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is part of the European network EMSO (European Observatory Multidiciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory), supported in France by the Research Infrastructure (MoR) EMSO-EN whose control is ensured by an Ifremer-CNRS collaboration and is a component of the European program FIXO3 (Fixed Point Open Ocean Observatory network).

Published data

Chavagnac Valérie, Destrigneville Christine, Castillo Alain (2023). Geochemistry of hydrothermal fluids at the Lucky Strike Hydrothermal Field data from the EMSO-Azores observatory, 2016.

Sarrazin Jozee, Matabos Marjolaine, Cathalot Cecile, Laes Agathe, Marticorena Julien, Michel Loic, Pernet Marie Eve-Julie (2022). Diversity, abundance, environmental conditions and stable isotopes within new gastropod assemblages from three vent fields (Menez Gwen, Lucky Strike, Snake Pit) on the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Data managed by SISMER

Sampling operations





Astorch-Cardona Aina, Guerre Mathilde, Dolla Alain, Chavagnac Valérie, Rommevaux Céline (2023). Spatial comparison and temporal evolution of two marine iron-rich microbial mats from the Lucky Strike Hydrothermal Field, related to environmental variations. Frontiers In Marine Science, 10, 1038192 (15p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Sarrazin JozeeORCID, Cathalot CecileORCID, Laes AgatheORCID, Marticorena JulienORCID, Michel LoïcORCID, Matabos MarjolaineORCID (2022). Integrated Study of New Faunal Assemblages Dominated by Gastropods at Three Vent Fields Along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Diversity, Structure, Composition and Trophic Interactions. Frontiers In Marine Science, 9, 925419 (15p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Girard Fanny, Sarrazin JozeeORCID, Arnaubec Aurelien, Cannat Mathilde, Sarradin Pierre-MarieORCID, Wheeler Benjamin, Matabos MarjolaineORCID (2020). Currents and topography drive assemblage distribution on an active hydrothermal edifice. Progress In Oceanography, 187, 102397 (13p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Machon Julia, Krieger Jakob, Zbinden Magali, Ravaux Juliette, Harzsch Steffen (2020). Exploring brain diversity in crustaceans: sensory systems of deep vent shrimps. Neuroforum, 26(2), 73-84. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Cotte Laura, Chavagnac V., Pelleter EwanORCID, Laës-Huon A., Cathalot CecileORCID, Dulaquais Gabriel, Riso Ricardo, Sarradin Pierre-MarieORCID, Waeles Mathieu (2020). Metal partitioning after in situ filtration at deep-sea vents of the Lucky Strike hydrothermal field (EMSO-Azores, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 37°N). Deep-sea Research Part I-oceanographic Research Papers, 157, 103204 (12p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Cotte Laura, Omanovic Dario, Waeles Mathieu, Laes AgatheORCID, Cathalot CecileORCID, Sarradin Pierre-MarieORCID, Riso Ricardo D. (2018). On the nature of dissolved copper ligands in the early buoyant plume of hydrothermal vents. Environmental Chemistry, 15(1-2), 58-73. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :