The sixth step involves preparing the cruise. It is organized as follows:
Mission leader drafts the preparation dossier
- and submits it to the French Oceanographic Fleet three months before the start of the cruise.
- Technical manager (Genavir) organizes a meeting to prepare the cruise and drafts the subsequent report. Convened to the meeting are the mission leader, the operating institution and their colleagues.
- Transmission to DFO_campagnes@flotteoceanographique.fr the "committement letter", of the mission leader. In case of missing, 3 month before the mission, the mission could be canceled.
At least 3 months before the start of the cruise