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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Charles Darwin (74AB) cruise CD132 (AMBITION)

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Charles Darwin (74AB) cruise CD132 (AMBITION)
Short name CD132 (AMBITION)
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of the five participating M&FMB projects were:
1) To collect material (preserved filtrates and frozen samples) for DNA extraction and analysis on return to Cardiff, particularly in more eutrophic waters [Fry & Weightman (Cardiff): Isolation and characterisation of unculturable? Heterotrophic marine bacteria].
2) To sample the upper-ocean for methyl bromide (MeBr) and isolation of MeBr-utilising bacteria. Carry out onboard experiments using gas chromatographs, liquid nitrogen, gas bottles and incubators. [Murrell & McDonald (Warwick), Nightingale (PML): Methyl bromide metabolism in the marine environment ]
3) To sample the horizontal and vertical distributions of picoeukaryotes in relation to environmental gradients. Also investigate temporal responses (diel changes in situ and via deck incubations) and carry out DNA and RNA analyses. [Scanlan (Warwick): In situ community structure of marine photosynthetic picoeukaryotes ]
4) To generate a range of size-fractionated samples for analysis of nif gene diversity, together with information on environmental conditions (to determine factors affecting gene expression). [Wyman (Stirling) & O?Donnell (Newcastle): Nitrogen fixing microbes in the sea - a molecular approach linking phenotype to 16S rRNA phylotype]
5) To characterise bacterioplankton community and to investigate their links to biogeochemical functions. [Zubkov & Burkill (PML): Bacterial biodiversity; dominance, competitiveness and functionality within communities]
Ship RRS Charles Darwin
Departure Port Victoria, Seychelles
Departure Date 2001-08-30
Arrival Port Muscat, Oman
Arrival Date 2001-09-29
Principal Scientist(s) Peter H Burkill (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) Marine and Freshwater Microbial Biodiversity (M&FMB)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 102/103/30/329/66
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 10S,50E; 30N,50E; 30N,70E; 10S,70E; 10S,50E
Southern Limit 10S
Northern Limit 30N
Western Limit 50E
Eastern Limit 70E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Description: Lots of samples were taken throughout the cruise. FRRF deployments Nucleic acid analysis samples Microplankton Phytoplankton Bacterioplankton Nitrogen flux experiments CTD samples  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton Description: Lots of samples were taken throughout the cruise. FRRF deployments Nucleic acid analysis samples Microplankton Phytoplankton Bacterioplankton Nitrogen flux experiments CTD samples  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Description: Lots of samples were taken throughout the cruise. FRRF deployments Nucleic acid analysis samples Microplankton Phytoplankton Bacterioplankton Nitrogen flux experiments CTD samples  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
10 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
25 Bottle station Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Bottle station Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
33 Bottle station Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1280354 Bottle station 2001-09-01 10:40Z 2° 26' S, 59° 22' E Click for more
1280366 Bottle station 2001-09-03 01:33Z 0° 54' S, 64° 8' E Click for more
1280378 Bottle station 2001-09-03 07:02Z 0° 53' S, 64° 8' E Click for more
1280391 Bottle station 2001-09-04 03:31Z 0° 54' S, 64° 8' E Click for more
1280409 Bottle station 2001-09-05 00:26Z 0° 0' S, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280410 Bottle station 2001-09-05 06:03Z 0° 1' S, 66° 59' E Click for more
1280422 Bottle station 2001-09-06 02:29Z 0° 1' N, 67° 1' E Click for more
1280434 Bottle station 2001-09-07 08:41Z 3° 48' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280446 Bottle station 2001-09-07 14:33Z 3° 48' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280458 Bottle station 2001-09-07 17:29Z 3° 48' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280471 Bottle station 2001-09-07 20:30Z 3° 48' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280483 Bottle station 2001-09-08 02:25Z 3° 48' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280495 Bottle station 2001-09-08 08:28Z 3° 47' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280502 Bottle station 2001-09-09 00:30Z 3° 47' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280514 Bottle station 2001-09-09 06:31Z 3° 46' N, 66° 59' E Click for more
1280526 Bottle station 2001-09-10 08:35Z 7° 36' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280538 Bottle station 2001-09-11 00:26Z 7° 36' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280551 Bottle station 2001-09-11 05:55Z 7° 36' N, 67° 2' E Click for more
1280563 Bottle station 2001-09-12 08:19Z 11° 23' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280575 Bottle station 2001-09-13 00:28Z 11° 24' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280587 Bottle station 2001-09-13 05:33Z 11° 22' N, 66° 59' E Click for more
1280599 Bottle station 2001-09-14 07:47Z 15° 12' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280606 Bottle station 2001-09-15 00:29Z 15° 12' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280618 Bottle station 2001-09-16 08:31Z 19° 0' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280631 Bottle station 2001-09-16 14:30Z 19° 0' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280643 Bottle station 2001-09-16 20:32Z 19° 0' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280655 Bottle station 2001-09-17 02:21Z 19° 0' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280667 Bottle station 2001-09-18 00:29Z 19° 0' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1280679 Bottle station 2001-09-19 08:28Z 20° 54' N, 63° 40' E Click for more
1280680 Bottle station 2001-09-20 00:29Z 20° 54' N, 63° 40' E Click for more
1280692 Bottle station 2001-09-22 08:32Z 23° 33' N, 59° 54' E Click for more
1280711 Bottle station 2001-09-23 00:31Z 23° 33' N, 59° 54' E Click for more
1280723 Bottle station 2001-09-24 08:30Z 24° 19' N, 58° 10' E Click for more
1280735 Bottle station 2001-09-25 00:31Z 24° 19' N, 58° 10' E Click for more
1280747 Bottle station 2001-09-26 08:28Z 26° 0' N, 56° 34' E Click for more
1280759 Bottle station 2001-09-27 00:24Z 26° 0' N, 56° 34' E Click for more
1655066 Bottle station 2001-09-01 10:40Z 2° 26' S, 59° 22' E Click for more
1655078 Bottle station 2001-09-03 01:33Z 0° 54' S, 64° 8' E Click for more
1655091 Bottle station 2001-09-03 09:02Z 0° 54' S, 64° 8' E Click for more
1655109 Bottle station 2001-09-04 03:31Z 0° 54' S, 64° 8' E Click for more
1655110 Bottle station 2001-09-05 00:26Z 0° 0' S, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655122 Bottle station 2001-09-05 08:41Z 0° 0' S, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655134 Bottle station 2001-09-06 02:29Z 0° 1' N, 67° 1' E Click for more
1655146 Bottle station 2001-09-07 08:41Z 3° 48' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655158 Bottle station 2001-09-07 14:33Z 3° 48' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655171 Bottle station 2001-09-07 20:30Z 3° 48' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655183 Bottle station 2001-09-08 02:25Z 3° 48' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655195 Bottle station 2001-09-08 08:28Z 3° 47' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655202 Bottle station 2001-09-09 00:30Z 3° 47' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655214 Bottle station 2001-09-10 08:35Z 7° 36' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655226 Bottle station 2001-09-11 00:26Z 7° 36' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655238 Bottle station 2001-09-12 08:19Z 11° 23' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655251 Bottle station 2001-09-13 00:28Z 11° 24' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655263 Bottle station 2001-09-14 07:47Z 15° 12' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655275 Bottle station 2001-09-15 00:29Z 15° 12' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655287 Bottle station 2001-09-16 08:31Z 19° 0' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655299 Bottle station 2001-09-16 14:30Z 19° 0' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655306 Bottle station 2001-09-16 20:32Z 19° 0' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655318 Bottle station 2001-09-17 02:21Z 19° 0' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655331 Bottle station 2001-09-17 08:25Z 19° 0' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655343 Bottle station 2001-09-18 00:29Z 19° 0' N, 67° 0' E Click for more
1655355 Bottle station 2001-09-19 08:28Z 20° 54' N, 63° 40' E Click for more
1655367 Bottle station 2001-09-20 00:29Z 20° 54' N, 63° 40' E Click for more
1655379 Bottle station 2001-09-22 08:32Z 23° 33' N, 59° 54' E Click for more
1655380 Bottle station 2001-09-23 00:31Z 23° 33' N, 59° 54' E Click for more
1655392 Bottle station 2001-09-24 08:30Z 24° 19' N, 58° 10' E Click for more
1655411 Bottle station 2001-09-25 00:31Z 24° 19' N, 58° 10' E Click for more
1655423 Bottle station 2001-09-26 08:28Z 26° 0' N, 56° 34' E Click for more
1655435 Bottle station 2001-09-27 00:24Z 26° 0' N, 56° 34' E Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
1 Surface water sample collected by a bucket on a rope Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
7 Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometer
11 In situ productivity incubations
65 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Phytoplankton generic biomass in water bodies
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Density of the water column
Molecular biology parameters
Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Zooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Bacterial production in the water column
Primary production in the water column
Dissolved organic carbon uptake and production in the water column
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Bacteria taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Zooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Regenerated production in water bodies
New production in water bodies
98 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
1 Water sample pooled from multiple CTD-rosette stations
12 Unspecified zooplankton net or nets
61 Moving Vessel Profiler instrument
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Sound velocity and travel time in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
18 Stand-alone pumps
7 Water bottle hydrocast

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

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