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Geostar is the acronym for the Geophysical and Oceanographic Station for Abyssal Research. The objective of the Geostar 1 MAST3 project is to develop a benthic station with geophysical and oceanographical observation abilities to perform long term scientific missions in deep waters down to 4000 metres. Geostar benefits from a previous MAST 2 contract, Decibel. The first scientific mission of Geostar took place in the Adriatic Sea, approximately 50km offshore of the Italian city of Ravenna, at a depth of 42m, from 13 August to 1 September 1998.

A report on the Geostar prototype during its first sea trial was contracted by the Commission from Mr J Y Jourdain of Thomsen Marconi Sonar SAS, who prepared the present volume. .

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18885 EN (1999), 31pp.
Availability: Available from EUR-OP sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-7391-9
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