Voyage to Mausund with NTNU research vessel "Gunnerus"

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Mausund, Norway

Mausund is a small village and an island group far out in the ocean outside Trondheim. Blueye was invited on a three-day voyage with Norwegian University of Science and Technology research vessel "Gunnerus" to Mausund as part of a course offering advanced training to high school science teachers.

One of the topics addressed on the trip to Mausund was how kelp can be used as a bioindicator, and how the teachers could incorporate this into their science classes. Our role was to provide the teachers with an opportunity to explore and see the kelp forest of Mausund themselves, and to give an idea of how underwater drones can be a valuable teaching tool in the future.

Mausundvær

Mausundvær

Sailing in to Mausundvær harbour in beautiful late summer weather.
Ready to dive

Ready to dive

Blueye PioneerOne ready to be lowered into the water from Gunnerus.
Exploring the kelp forrest

Exploring the kelp forrest

Exploring the kelp forrest at 25m depth outside Mausundvær
Excited science teacher

Excited science teacher

One of the course participants is excited about seeing the many scallops on the seabed.
Marine biologist Jussi Evertsen

Marine biologist Jussi Evertsen

Marin biologist Jussi Evertsen is an expert on nudibranchs in Norwegian waters. Here he is explaining about the preferred habitat of great scallops (Pecten maximus).
Exploring Mausundvær harbour at night

Exploring Mausundvær harbour at night

The water was perfectly calm and clear, offering supreme conditions for night time exploration of Mausundvær harbour.

Voyage to Mausund with NTNU research vessel Gunnerus

Video from our three day voyage to Mausund where we got to explore the clear waters surrounding the islands in perfect weather. Music: Cylinder Six - Chris Zabriskie