|NBP 07-10||13 November - 7 December 2007||deploy transport line and local dynamics array of 38 CPIES and 3 current meter moorings, LADCP/CTD stations|
|NBP 08-12||19 November - 13 December 2008||acoustically telemeter data from the 38 CPIES and calibrate each CPIES with CTD measurements, LADCP stations|
|NBP 09-08||19 November - 19 December 2009||acoustically telemeter data from the 38 CPIES, calibrate each CPIES with CTD measurements, recover 3 current meter moorings and deploy a current meter calibration mooring, LADCP stations|
|NBP 10-04||23 October - 15 November 2010||acoustically telemeter data from the 38 CPIES, calibrate each CPIES with CTD measurements, recover current meter calibration mooring, LADCP stations|
|NBP 11-07||18 November - 11 December 2011||Recover CPIES, LADCP/CTD stations|
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
All cDrake cruises are aboard the research vessel icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer. The RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer is operated by Raytheon Polar Services Company (RPSC) on a long-term charter from Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) Galliano, Louisiana. RPSC staffs the vessel with a charter representative to coordinate cruise planning and scheduling, and with a technical staff to support science operations. ECO provides the vessel master, ice pilot and crew.