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RV Prince Madog PD37/06

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD37/06
Cruise period2006-12-14 — 2006-12-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
ObjectivesA. To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 32N 3 22W.
B. To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 27N 3 39W.
C. To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.

The cruise is the 41st in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (A+B) and to steam round a CTD grid in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea, objective C.
Chief scientistPhil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectCoastal Observatory Cruises
Coordinating bodyPOL
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD37/06 cruise report pd37_06.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay/Eastern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD37/06 cruise track — pd37_06trk.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 2
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 2
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 2
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elementsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Water collected for trace metal analysis
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Water collected for trace metal analysis
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 2
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Current meters53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — SonTek ADV. Single point current readings at 16Hz. Burst mode. Recovey and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — ADCPx2 in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 temperature and conductivity. Deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
Chemical oceanography 
Nitrate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Trace elements53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Trace metal sensor system. Deployment.
Other chemical oceanographic measurements53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Trace metal sensor system. Deployment.
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurement53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Cellulose bags. Recovery and deployment.
Other biological/fisheries measurement53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Cellulose bags. Recovery and deployment.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
2  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Sea level
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Sea level
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16234082006-12-15 09:10  — 2007-02-14 12:09:35 53° 32' 2" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623408
16234212006-12-15 14:39:57  — 2007-02-14 15:19:41 53° 26' 58" N  3° 38' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623421
4  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13150002006-12-15 15:27 53° 26' 49" N  3° 38' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315000
16800942006-12-15 10:16 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1680094
16801012006-12-15 15:27 53° 26' 49" N  3° 38' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1680101
13149972006-12-15 10:16 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314997
4  CTD/STD cast
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10036342006-12-15 08:04 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1003634
10036462006-12-15 10:14 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1003646
10036582006-12-15 11:32 53° 27' 1" N  3° 38' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1003658
10036712006-12-15 15:25 53° 26' 49" N  3° 38' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1003671
2  Fluorometers
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Date and time
Reference numbers
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7471622006-12-15 10:00  — 2007-01-27 23:30 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 747162
7471012006-12-15 15:00  — 2007-01-25 21:30 53° 26' 56" N  3° 38' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 747101
1  In-situ dissolved gas analyser
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7473342006-12-15 10:00  — 2007-02-14 13:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 747334
1  In-situ nutrient analyser
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7474992006-12-15 10:08  — 2007-02-14 12:08 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 747499
6  Moored CTD
Moored instrument depth
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
Moored instrument depth
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7470572006-12-15 10:00  — 2007-02-14 13:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 747057
7469822006-12-15 15:00  — 2007-01-25 21:30 53° 26' 56" N  3° 38' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 746982
7529512006-12-15 09:50  — 2007-02-14 13:10 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 752951
7530262006-12-15 09:50  — 2007-02-14 13:10 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 753026
7531182006-12-15 09:10:03  — 2007-02-14 12:00:03 53° 32' 2" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 753118
7531312006-12-15 14:40:03  — 2007-02-14 15:10:03 53° 26' 58" N  3° 38' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 753131
2  Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7472662006-12-15 10:00  — 2007-02-14 13:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 747266
7472172006-12-15 15:00  — 2007-01-25 21:30 53° 26' 56" N  3° 38' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 747217
1  Surface water sample (unspecified)
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7475062006-12-22 00:02  — 2007-02-12 00:02 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 747506
2  radiometers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
Date and time
Reference numbers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7473952006-12-15 10:00  — 2007-02-14 13:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 747395
7474512006-12-15 10:00  — 2007-02-14 13:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 747451
Discrete samples 
4  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Raw light meter output
Temperature of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column