3D view of Axial Seamount's caldera and the 2015 lava flow on the north rift zone.
The 2015 expedition to Axial Seamount was August 15-29 aboard the R/V Thompson. The cruise successfully conducted operations with the underwater vehicles ROV Jason and AUV Sentry. The big excitement this year was exploring the April-May 2015 Axial Seamount eruption and conducting extensive exploration, mapping, and sampling of the new lava flows. Explore the results of the expedition with the Axial 2015 blog (axial2015.blogspot.com).