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2016 - Colville Ridge Geophysics voyage

This voyage provided data and fundamental base maps for future regional prospectivity surveys, tectonic plate reconstructions, and general understanding of the architecture of the Kermadec backarc.

This research voyage successfully acquired geophysical data and rock samples from the northern part of the Colville Ridge, within New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The Colville III ‘16 voyage builds on two previous voyages to the southern and mid Colville ridge in 2013 and 2015 respectively and completes a comprehensive and dataset that extends unbroken for over 1000 km along the Colville Ridge.