The inset in the top left shows the SRoF’12 - NE Lau basin proposed remotely operated vehicle dive sites (black boxes), and expedition track (arrows). The main map area shows the possible dive sites (black dots) at major features of interest including the North Matas, West and East Mata, Niua, Volcano O, Northeast Lau Spreading Center (NELSC), and the Mangatolu Triple Junction (MTJ) North.

The inset in the top left shows the SRoF’12 - NE Lau basin proposed remotely operated vehicle dive sites (black boxes), and expedition track (arrows). The main map area shows the possible dive sites (black dots) at major features of interest including the North Matas, West and East Mata, Niua, Volcano O, Northeast Lau Spreading Center (NELSC), and the Mangatolu Triple Junction (MTJ) North. Image courtesy of NOAA Vents Program.

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Submarine Ring of Fire 2012: Mission Plan

Submarine Ring of Fire 2012: NE Lau Basin

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