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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Cook (740H) cruise JC073

Introduction

This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS James Cook (740H) cruise JC073
Short name JC073
Objectives and Narrative JC073 set out to study the functional ecology of cold-water coral habitats at contrasting sites in the North Atlantic west of Scotland and Ireland. The overriding objectives of the cruise were to examine the potential impacts of ocean acidification and warming on the reef framework-forming coral Lophelia pertusa since this species engineers complex habitats sustaining many other species. Specific objectives:

- Complete ROV surveys, sampling and in situ experimentation to support a variety of cruise objectives
- Conduct ship board experiments examining growth and metabolic responses of L. pertusa gathered by ROV
- Examine the microbial ecology of L. pertusa using samples collected with a purpose-built Cook sampler unit
- Examine trophic and reproductive ecology of L. pertusa
- Investigate use of dimethylsulphide (DMS) and dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP) by cold-water corals
- Examine the ecophysiology and biogeochemistry of deep-sea sponges
- Conduct hydrographic surveys to examine the water column properties (CTD + O2) and carbonate chemistry above each site
- Examine the biogeochemical properties of the near-bed particle field using SAPS collection
- Complete surveys of the sediment-water interface along transects crossing different habitats associated with cold-water coral sites (SPI camera)
- Measure in situ O2 consumption of reef fauna using eddy correlation lander (ROV deployed)
- Measure in situ uptake of stable isotope labelled compounds into reef fauna (spreader chambers & clod cards)
- Gather material to examine the growth history of reef mounds and recover fossil coral carbonate using gravity coring
- Examine the effect of coral habitat on local biodiversity patterns (box coring)
- Resample historic benthic biodiversity station on Hebrides Terrace Slope (box coring)
- Complete novel habitat mapping using both ship and ROV-based multibeam echosounder surveys
- Examine spatial distribution and habitat use by deep-sea fish

In addition to the purely scientific objectives JC073 incorporated an outreach component including a 4-hour visit at sea by school children and teachers from Sgoil Lionacleit secondary school on Benbecula and a BBC One film crew.
Ship RRS James Cook
Departure Port Govan, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2012-05-18
Arrival Port Govan, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2012-06-15
Principal Scientist(s) John Murray Roberts (Heriot Watt University School of Life Sciences)
Responsible Organisation LODYC
Associated Project(s) UK Ocean Acidification research programme (UKOA)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;4/182;3/182;4
Work Area Description Sea of the Hebrides (Mingulay Reef Complex), Rockall Bank (Logachev Mound Province, Pisces Dive 09 site, NW Rockall Bank), Hebrides Terrace Seamount and Hebrides Terrace Slope
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,20W; 60N,20W; 60N,5W; 55N,5W; 55N,20W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 20W
Eastern Limit 5W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 21
Description: ROV-CTD  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 40
Description: CTD cast with stand-alone pump sampling (SAPS)  
CTD stations Quantity: number of surveys = 5
Description: Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) survey (including laser optical plankton counter LOPC)  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: Yo-yo CTD  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 6
Description: CTD cast and deep-water pump deployment to fill deck tanks  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 14
Description: NMFS Seabird (replaced ROV-CTD)  
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: number of profiles = 40
Description: CTD cast with stand-alone pump sampling (SAPS)  
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of profiles = 40
Description: CTD cast with stand-alone pump sampling (SAPS)  
Biology and fisheries  
Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms Quantity: number of dives = 40
Description: ROV dives (Video, stills, OFOP log)  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of surveys = 5
Description: Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) survey (including laser optical plankton counter LOPC)  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of image series = 13
Description: Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI) camera deployment  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of surveys = 5
Description: Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) survey (including laser optical plankton counter LOPC)  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of image series = 13
Description: Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI) camera deployment  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of cores = 10
Description: Box core carbonate mound fauna  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of dives = 40
Description: ROV dives (Video, stills, OFOP log)  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of cores = 13
Description: Box core, Hebrides Terrace Slope  
Geology and geophysics  
Bottom photography Quantity: number of image series = 13
Description: Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI) camera deployment  
Bottom photography Quantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: Near-bed ROV multibeam survey (Reson 7125 sonar)  
Bottom photography Quantity: number of dives = 40
Description: ROV dives (Video, stills, OFOP log)  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 13
Description: Box core, Hebrides Terrace Slope  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 10
Description: Box core carbonate mound fauna  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 8
Description: Gravity core  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: Near-bed ROV multibeam survey (Reson 7125 sonar)  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: number of surveys = 7
Description: Multibeam echosounder survey  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: number of dives = 40
Description: ROV dives (Video, stills, OFOP log)  
Other geological/geophysical measurements Quantity: number of profiles = 3
Description: Sub-bottom profiler  
Seismic refraction Quantity: number of profiles = 3
Description: Sub-bottom profiler  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
55° 33' N 15° 39' W Current meters Eddy correlation lander (Logachev Mounds Area 01, off-mound) recording near bed current speed, direction, salinity, temperature and oxygen concentration. Deployed 31/5 (JC073/099) and recovered 04/06/12 (JC073/125).Water depth 564 m.
55° 33' N 15° 39' W Current meters Eddy correlation lander (Logachev Mounds Area 01, on-mound) recording near bed current speed, direction, salinity, temperature and oxygen concentration. Deployed 27/5 (JC073/062) and recovered 29/5/12 (JC073/093).Water depth 564 m.
56° 49' N 7° 24' W Current meters Eddy correlation lander (Mingulay reef complex Area 01) recording near bed current speed, direction, salinity, temperature and oxygen concentration. Deployed 23/5 (JC073/038) and recovered 24/5/12 (JC073/045). Water depth 143 m.
56° 49' N 7° 23' W Current meters Long-term (~1 year) single point current meter mooring (north of Mingulay reef complex Area 01) recording current speed and direction (Aanderaa RCM-11). Deployed 24/5/12. Recovery to be by Marine Scotland in Spring 2012 (JC073/47). Water depth 213 m.
55° 33' N 15° 37' W Current meters Short-term single point current meter mooring (2 km east of Logachev Mounds Area 01) recording current speed, direction and CTD data (Seaguard). Deployed 26/5 and recovered 5/6/12 (JC073/56). Water depth 616 m.
55° 33' N 15° 39' W Oxygen Eddy correlation lander (Logachev Mounds Area 01, off-mound) recording near bed current speed, direction, salinity, temperature and oxygen concentration. Deployed 31/5 (JC073/099) and recovered 04/06/12 (JC073/125).Water depth 564 m.
55° 33' N 15° 39' W Oxygen Eddy correlation lander (Logachev Mounds Area 01, on-mound) recording near bed current speed, direction, salinity, temperature and oxygen concentration. Deployed 27/5 (JC073/062) and recovered 29/5/12 (JC073/093).Water depth 564 m.
56° 49' N 7° 24' W Oxygen Eddy correlation lander (Mingulay reef complex Area 01) recording near bed current speed, direction, salinity, temperature and oxygen concentration. Deployed 23/5 (JC073/038) and recovered 24/5/12 (JC073/045). Water depth 143 m.

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
112 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Optical backscatter
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
1 Meteorological data logger Air pressure
Air temperature
Atmospheric humidity
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Solar Radiation
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Wind strength and direction
1 Multiple instrument types Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
1 Single-beam echosounder Bathymetry and Elevation
Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Platform or instrument orientation

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1759726 Single-beam echosounder 2012-05-18 17:07Z to 2012-06-14 18:00Z 55° 12' N to 55° 14' N; 15° 56' W to 5° 34' W Click for more
1759738 Meteorological data logger 2012-05-18 17:07Z to 2012-06-14 18:00Z 55° 12' N to 55° 14' N; 15° 56' W to 5° 34' W Click for more
1759751 Multiple instrument types 2012-05-18 17:07Z to 2012-06-14 18:00Z 55° 12' N to 55° 14' N; 15° 56' W to 5° 34' W Click for more
1807539 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-19 15:53Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
1807540 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 20:47Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807552 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 21:13Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807564 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 22:13Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807576 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 22:25Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807588 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 22:37Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807607 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 22:45Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807619 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 22:55Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807620 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 23:02Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807632 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 23:11Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807644 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 23:17Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807656 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 23:26Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807668 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 23:33Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807681 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 23:42Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807693 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 23:48Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807700 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-20 23:57Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807712 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-21 00:04Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807724 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-21 00:12Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807736 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-21 00:20Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807748 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-21 12:02Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807761 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-21 12:38Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807773 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-22 06:24Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
1807785 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-22 06:53Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
1807797 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-22 08:38Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
1807804 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-22 09:04Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
1807816 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-22 11:14Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
1807828 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-22 11:58Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
1807841 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-23 00:25Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807853 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-23 00:48Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807865 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-23 02:47Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807877 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-23 03:02Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807889 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-23 05:05Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807890 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-23 05:38Z 56° 49' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1807908 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-24 11:44Z 56° 48' N, 7° 27' W Click for more
1807921 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-24 11:58Z 56° 48' N, 7° 27' W Click for more
1807933 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-25 23:23Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1807945 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-25 23:58Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1807957 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-26 01:50Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1807969 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-26 02:44Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1807970 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-26 04:34Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1807982 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-26 05:06Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1807994 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-28 05:55Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808008 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-28 06:26Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808021 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-28 08:24Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808033 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-28 09:17Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808045 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-28 10:43Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808057 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-28 11:30Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808069 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-29 11:23Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808070 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-29 11:44Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808082 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-29 12:49Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808094 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-29 13:12Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808101 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-31 11:34Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808113 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-31 12:02Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808125 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-31 19:34Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808137 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-31 19:54Z 55° 33' N, 15° 39' W Click for more
1808149 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-01 11:17Z 55° 28' N, 15° 47' W Click for more
1808150 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-01 11:45Z 55° 28' N, 15° 47' W Click for more
1808162 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-03 11:17Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808174 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-03 11:50Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808186 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-03 13:49Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808198 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-03 14:28Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808205 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-03 16:04Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808217 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-03 16:37Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808229 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-03 18:23Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808230 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-03 18:53Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808242 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-03 19:52Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808254 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-03 20:24Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808266 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-03 23:18Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808278 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-03 23:52Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808291 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-04 01:23Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808309 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-04 01:52Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808310 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-04 03:56Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808322 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-04 04:28Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808334 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-04 05:54Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808346 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-04 06:20Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808358 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-04 07:57Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808371 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-04 08:29Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808383 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-04 10:03Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808395 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-04 10:28Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808402 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-05 17:10Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808414 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-05 17:46Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808426 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-05 18:45Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808438 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-05 19:27Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808451 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-05 21:41Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808463 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-05 22:21Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808475 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-05 23:50Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808487 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 00:18Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808499 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 02:03Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808506 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 02:35Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808518 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 03:02Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808531 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 03:28Z 55° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808543 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 04:32Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808555 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 05:05Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808567 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 05:26Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808579 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 05:54Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808580 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 06:15Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808592 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 06:41Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808611 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 07:02Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808623 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 07:26Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808635 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 07:49Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808647 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 08:14Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808659 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 08:52Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808660 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-06 09:26Z 55° 29' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
1808672 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-08 09:31Z 57° 57' N, 13° 59' W Click for more
1808684 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-08 09:42Z 57° 57' N, 13° 59' W Click for more
1808696 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-09 06:32Z 56° 34' N, 10° 18' W Click for more
1808703 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-09 07:04Z 56° 34' N, 10° 18' W Click for more
1808715 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-09 07:33Z 56° 35' N, 10° 19' W Click for more
1808727 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-09 08:41Z 56° 35' N, 10° 19' W Click for more
1808739 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-11 09:40Z 56° 34' N, 10° 18' W Click for more
1808740 CTD/STD cast 2012-06-11 10:15Z 56° 34' N, 10° 18' W Click for more
1808752 CTD/STD cast 2012-05-19 14:29Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
41 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle deployment
Concentration of other substances in biota
58 CTD frame plus rosette sampler
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Experiment state variables
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
48 Box core
15 Underwater camera system
22 Stand-alone pumps
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
2 Instrument mooring
11 Gravity Corer
3 Moving Vessel Profiler instrument

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

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