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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Poseidon (06PO) cruise PO300_2

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Poseidon (06PO) cruise PO300_2
Short name PO300_2
Objectives and Narrative 1. To perform hydrographic surveys along the Standard Rockall section (Ellett Line).
2. Recover current meter moorings at Stations F and M either side of Anton Dohrn Seamount.
3. Obtain 501 surface samples of sea water from Anton Dohrn to Sound of Mull for Technesium studies.
4. Hydrophone Survey in Rockall Channel and Minch to monitor cetacean activity.
5. Deploy 2 moorings on the Wyville Thomson Ridge, WTT and WTB.
6. Obtain cores and photographs from 2 stations either side of the Ridge in ~1100m, WTS and WTNa.
7. Conduct various CTD lines along and across the ridge.
8. Opportunistic photographic, coring and CTD work in the Minch due to the weather.
The cruise was divided into 2 legs, Objectives 1 to 4 being covered by Leg 1. There was no sign of moorings F and M despite an extensive acoustic search. Argos Alerts had been received from both these moorings prior to the cruise. All other Objectives on Leg 1 were achieved.
Leg 2 was affected by adverse weather conditions towards the end of the cruise resulting in Objective 8 being added. Objective 6 was largely achieved. WTNa was not an ideal site from a coring perspective so a new site at WTNb was chosen as an alternative. Only one mooring was deployed, namely VTT. Only a few CTDs were worked as part of Objective 7.
Ship FS Poseidon
Departure Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2003-07-19
Arrival Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-08-06
Principal Scientist(s) Colin R Griffiths (Scottish Association for Marine Science)
Responsible Organisation EOS-UBC
Associated Project(s) Northern Seas Programme
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 181/182/217/218
Work Area Description N.E. Atlantic, Rockall Channel, Minch and Wyville Thomson Ridge
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,20W; 70N,20W; 70N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,20W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 70N
Western Limit 20W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 82
Description: SBE9/11+ CTD system with T, P, C, Fluo and O2.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 18
Description: Water bottle stations using SeaBird rosette for subsequent salinity and nutrient analysis  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 15
Description: 50-litre collected underway from surface for Technecium analysis.  
Biology and fisheries  
Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: NIOZ box corer, sieved on board, returned to lab for species identification  
Mammals and reptiles Quantity: number of surveys = 18
Description: Hydrophone surveys for Cetacean detection  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Bedhop Camera, colour slide film returned to lab, main interest benthic communities  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 18
Description: Zooplankton vertical net, samples preserved on board and returned to lab  
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of stations = 12
Description: SMBA Multi/Mega corer, cores sliced on board and returned to lab for geochemical analysis  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of stations = 5
Description: SAMS gravity Corer, cores returned to lab for geological examination  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
57° 30' N 12° 14' W Current meters Attempted recovery - a string of 5 Aanderaa RCMs. No contact with mooring. (F)
57° 18' N 60° 10' W Current meters Attempted recovery - a string of 6 Aanderaa RCMs. No contact with mooring. (M)
60° 10' N 7° 43' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Deployed - near bottom LR ADCP, 1 RCM, 1 Seacat and 10 miniloggers. (WTT)

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 Acoustic doppler current profiler Acoustic backscatter in the water column
Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Platform or instrument orientation
Reference numbers
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
20 Bottle station Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Metadata parameters
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
82 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
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  
844872 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-20 22:45Z to 2003-07-20 22:59Z 57° 34' N, 13° 20' W Click for more
844884 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-21 00:36Z to 2003-07-21 00:51Z 57° 34' N, 13° 37' W Click for more
844896 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-21 04:30Z to 2003-07-21 04:55Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
844903 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-21 06:05Z to 2003-07-21 07:10Z 57° 31' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
844915 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-21 20:38Z to 2003-07-21 22:14Z 57° 30' N, 12° 14' W Click for more
844927 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-22 00:58Z to 2003-07-22 02:46Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
844939 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-22 06:19Z to 2003-07-22 07:50Z 57° 29' N, 11° 51' W Click for more
844940 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-22 09:03Z to 2003-07-22 10:50Z 57° 28' N, 11° 32' W Click for more
844952 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-22 12:02Z to 2003-07-22 12:42Z 57° 28' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
844964 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-22 13:53Z to 2003-07-22 14:32Z 57° 27' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
844976 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-22 15:51Z to 2003-07-22 16:24Z 57° 24' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
844988 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-22 18:07Z to 2003-07-22 20:05Z 57° 22' N, 10° 40' W Click for more
845003 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-22 22:14Z to 2003-07-23 00:11Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
845015 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-23 02:48Z to 2003-07-23 04:25Z 57° 14' N, 10° 3' W Click for more
845027 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-23 18:20Z to 2003-07-23 20:05Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
845039 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-23 21:03Z to 2003-07-23 22:28Z 57° 7' N, 9° 33' W Click for more
845040 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-24 10:25Z to 2003-07-24 11:52Z 57° 6' N, 9° 25' W Click for more
845052 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-24 13:18Z to 2003-07-24 14:12Z 57° 4' N, 9° 19' W Click for more
845064 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-24 15:11Z to 2003-07-24 15:38Z 57° 3' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
845076 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-24 16:44Z to 2003-07-24 16:51Z 57° 1' N, 9° 6' W Click for more
845088 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-24 17:43Z to 2003-07-24 18:05Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
845107 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-24 19:35Z to 2003-07-24 19:52Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
845119 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-24 21:45Z to 2003-07-24 22:15Z 56° 52' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
845120 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-24 23:42Z to 2003-07-24 23:50Z 56° 50' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
845132 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-25 01:55Z to 2003-07-25 02:08Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
845144 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-25 04:23Z to 2003-07-25 04:32Z 56° 43' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
845156 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-25 04:56Z to 2003-07-25 05:02Z 56° 44' N, 7° 39' W Click for more
845168 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-25 06:05Z to 2003-07-25 06:23Z 56° 43' N, 7° 30' W Click for more
845181 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-25 07:33Z to 2003-07-25 07:57Z 56° 43' N, 7° 19' W Click for more
845193 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-25 10:11Z to 2003-07-25 10:28Z 56° 43' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
845200 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-25 11:33Z to 2003-07-25 11:40Z 56° 44' N, 6° 44' W Click for more
845212 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-25 13:11Z to 2003-07-25 13:24Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
845224 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-25 14:34Z to 2003-07-25 14:36Z 56° 41' N, 6° 17' W Click for more
845236 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-25 15:34Z to 2003-07-25 15:49Z 56° 40' N, 6° 8' W Click for more
845248 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-25 18:07Z to 2003-07-25 18:27Z 56° 48' N, 6° 31' W Click for more
845261 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-27 18:51Z to 2003-07-27 19:45Z 59° 43' N, 7° 9' W Click for more
845273 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-28 20:39Z to 2003-07-28 21:26Z 59° 49' N, 6° 57' W Click for more
845285 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-28 22:15Z to 2003-07-28 22:58Z 59° 52' N, 6° 49' W Click for more
845297 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-29 00:00Z to 2003-07-29 00:31Z 59° 55' N, 6° 43' W Click for more
845304 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-29 01:29Z to 2003-07-29 01:50Z 59° 58' N, 6° 37' W Click for more
845316 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-29 02:52Z to 2003-07-29 03:17Z 60° 1' N, 6° 30' W Click for more
845328 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-29 20:02Z to 2003-07-29 21:12Z 60° 10' N, 6° 10' W Click for more
845341 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-29 22:13Z to 2003-07-29 23:03Z 60° 7' N, 6° 16' W Click for more
845353 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-30 00:03Z to 2003-07-30 00:42Z 60° 4' N, 6° 24' W Click for more
845365 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-30 01:24Z to 2003-07-30 01:54Z 60° 1' N, 6° 29' W Click for more
845377 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-30 02:49Z to 2003-07-30 03:20Z 60° 3' N, 6° 37' W Click for more
845389 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-30 09:46Z to 2003-07-30 10:42Z 60° 6' N, 6° 5' W Click for more
845390 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-30 16:22Z to 2003-07-30 17:59Z 60° 3' N, 6° 49' W Click for more
845408 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-30 17:41Z to 2003-07-30 18:18Z 60° 5' N, 6° 55' W Click for more
845421 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-30 19:03Z to 2003-07-30 19:58Z 60° 6' N, 7° 4' W Click for more
845433 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-30 20:52Z to 2003-07-30 21:32Z 60° 8' N, 7° 13' W Click for more
845445 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-30 22:24Z to 2003-07-30 22:59Z 60° 10' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
845457 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-30 23:43Z to 2003-07-31 00:17Z 60° 12' N, 7° 31' W Click for more
845469 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-31 00:56Z to 2003-07-31 01:33Z 60° 14' N, 7° 39' W Click for more
845470 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-31 02:13Z to 2003-07-31 02:51Z 60° 16' N, 7° 48' W Click for more
845482 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-31 03:32Z to 2003-07-31 04:06Z 60° 17' N, 7° 55' W Click for more
845494 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-01 05:17Z to 2003-08-01 05:50Z 60° 10' N, 7° 44' W Click for more
845501 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-03 23:08Z to 2003-08-03 23:12Z 56° 36' N, 6° 20' W Click for more
845513 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-03 23:40Z to 2003-08-03 23:50Z 56° 37' N, 6° 21' W Click for more
845525 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-04 00:10Z to 2003-08-04 00:16Z 56° 37' N, 6° 22' W Click for more
845537 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-04 00:35Z to 2003-08-04 00:42Z 56° 37' N, 6° 22' W Click for more
845549 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-04 01:07Z to 2003-08-04 01:11Z 56° 38' N, 6° 24' W Click for more
845550 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-04 01:30Z to 2003-08-04 01:36Z 56° 39' N, 6° 25' W Click for more
845562 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-04 01:52Z to 2003-08-04 02:01Z 56° 39' N, 6° 26' W Click for more
845574 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-04 02:17Z to 2003-08-04 02:25Z 56° 39' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
845586 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-04 07:04Z to 2003-08-04 07:28Z 56° 22' N, 6° 31' W Click for more
845598 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-04 20:54Z to 2003-08-04 21:07Z 56° 18' N, 7° 4' W Click for more
845605 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-04 21:33Z to 2003-08-04 21:42Z 56° 16' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
845617 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-04 22:09Z to 2003-08-04 22:18Z 56° 15' N, 6° 56' W Click for more
845629 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-04 22:45Z to 2003-08-04 22:55Z 56° 14' N, 6° 52' W Click for more
845630 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-04 23:30Z to 2003-08-04 23:37Z 56° 12' N, 6° 48' W Click for more
845642 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-05 00:09Z to 2003-08-05 00:14Z 56° 11' N, 6° 43' W Click for more
845654 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-05 00:49Z to 2003-08-05 00:55Z 56° 9' N, 6° 39' W Click for more
845666 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-05 01:24Z to 2003-08-05 01:30Z 56° 8' N, 6° 34' W Click for more
845678 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-05 01:57Z to 2003-08-05 02:01Z 56° 6' N, 6° 31' W Click for more
845691 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-05 02:30Z to 2003-08-05 02:34Z 56° 5' N, 6° 26' W Click for more
845709 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-05 03:04Z to 2003-08-05 03:08Z 56° 3' N, 6° 22' W Click for more
845710 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-05 13:04Z to 2003-08-05 13:13Z 55° 9' N, 6° 0' W Click for more
845722 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-05 13:51Z to 2003-08-05 14:03Z 55° 11' N, 5° 55' W Click for more
845734 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-05 14:35Z to 2003-08-05 14:48Z 55° 13' N, 5° 52' W Click for more
845746 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-05 15:23Z to 2003-08-05 15:35Z 55° 15' N, 5° 47' W Click for more
845758 CTD/STD cast 2003-08-05 16:07Z to 2003-08-05 16:17Z 55° 16' N, 5° 44' W Click for more
1014447 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2003-08-01 09:30Z to 2004-05-26 05:00Z 60° 10' N, 7° 43' W Click for more
1354084 Bottle station 2003-07-21 00:44Z 57° 34' N, 13° 37' W Click for more
1354096 Bottle station 2003-07-21 04:43Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
1354103 Bottle station 2003-07-21 06:38Z 57° 31' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
1354115 Bottle station 2003-07-21 21:26Z 57° 30' N, 12° 14' W Click for more
1354127 Bottle station 2003-07-22 01:52Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
1354139 Bottle station 2003-07-22 09:57Z 57° 28' N, 11° 32' W Click for more
1354140 Bottle station 2003-07-22 14:13Z 57° 27' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
1354152 Bottle station 2003-07-22 19:06Z 57° 22' N, 10° 40' W Click for more
1354164 Bottle station 2003-07-22 23:13Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
1354176 Bottle station 2003-07-23 19:13Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
1354188 Bottle station 2003-07-24 11:09Z 57° 6' N, 9° 25' W Click for more
1354207 Bottle station 2003-07-24 15:25Z 57° 3' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
1354219 Bottle station 2003-07-24 17:54Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
1354220 Bottle station 2003-07-24 22:00Z 56° 52' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
1354232 Bottle station 2003-07-25 02:02Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
1354244 Bottle station 2003-07-25 04:59Z 56° 44' N, 7° 39' W Click for more
1354256 Bottle station 2003-07-25 07:45Z 56° 43' N, 7° 19' W Click for more
1354268 Bottle station 2003-07-25 11:37Z 56° 44' N, 6° 44' W Click for more
1354281 Bottle station 2003-07-25 13:18Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
1354293 Bottle station 2003-07-25 15:42Z 56° 40' N, 6° 8' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
82 CTD frame plus rosette sampler
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Unclassified pigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
1 Instrument mooring

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

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