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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Poseidon (06PO) cruise PO300_1

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_1
Short name PO300_1
Objectives and Narrative There were two main objectives of the cruise. Both centred on the long term observatory site on the Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP) at 49N 16.5W. The first objective was to recover and redeploy various moorings and landers, some of which were part of the EU funded ANIMATE project. The second objective which contributes to the NERC funded BICEP project was to carry out various studies to characterise the PAP site from a biological and chemical perspective and to measure particulate export from the surface layer using a variety of approaches.
Ship FS Poseidon
Departure Port Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Departure Date 2003-07-04
Arrival Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-07-16
Principal Scientist(s) Richard Stephen Lampitt (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
Responsible Organisation ICBM
Associated Project(s) ANIMATE and BICEP
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 146
Work Area Description Porcupine Abyssal Plain
Work Area Bounding Polygon 40N,20W; 50N,20W; 50N,10W; 40N,10W; 40N,20W
Southern Limit 40N
Northern Limit 50N
Western Limit 20W
Eastern Limit 10W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: CTD profiles of water column  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: track kilometres = 3000
Description: Ship-board ADCP from Ponta Delgada to Glasgow  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 3000
Description: Thermosalinograph from Ponta Delgada to Glasgow  
Chemical oceanography  
Ammonia Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Rosette water bottle samples  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Rosette water bottle samples  
Isotopes Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Stand Alone in situ Pump sampling at 85 and 95m for 234Th concentration  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Rosette water bottle samples  
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Rosette water bottle samples  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: CTD profiles of water column  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Rosette water bottle samples  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Rosette water bottle samples  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Rosette water bottle samples  
Primary productivity Quantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Primary production incubations (on deck)  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Vertical mesozooplankton net hauls  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
49° 22' N 13° 36' W Bottom photography DOBO benthic photographic lander systems
49° 1' N 16° 27' W Bottom photography Fluorosnap (deployed). Benthic camera system.
48° 59' N 16° 25' W Carbon dioxide PAP1 Multi-sensor package at 65m nominal depth (recovered). Deployed October 2002.
48° 58' N 16° 25' W Carbon dioxide PAP1 sensor package at 35m nominal depth (deployed).
48° 59' N 16° 28' W Sediment traps PAP3 ANIMATE Sediment trap mooring (deployed).
49° 0' N 16° 28' W Sediment traps PAP3 ANIMATE Sediment trap mooring (recovered). Deployed October 2002.
49° 0' N 16° 26' W Sediment traps PELAGR drifting trap (deployed for 15 hours).

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 Fluorometers Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 In-situ dissolved gas analyser Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
1 In-situ nutrient analyser Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
7 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
2 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
774750 Paddle wheel current meter 2003-07-12 19:00Z to 2004-06-24 10:07Z 49° 0' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
774762 Paddle wheel current meter 2003-07-12 19:01Z to 2004-06-24 10:05Z 49° 0' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
876407 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2003-07-13 00:00Z to 2003-11-03 02:00Z 49° 0' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
876493 Fluorometers 2003-07-12 14:22Z to 2003-11-16 06:22Z 49° 0' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
895638 In-situ nutrient analyser 2003-07-13 09:35Z to 2003-11-15 09:35Z 49° 2' N, 16° 31' W Click for more
1226057 Moored CTD 2003-07-12 14:30Z to 2003-11-16 08:30Z 49° 0' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1226069 Moored CTD 2003-07-12 14:30Z to 2003-11-16 08:30Z 49° 0' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1226070 Moored CTD 2003-07-12 14:30Z to 2003-11-16 08:30Z 49° 0' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1226082 Moored CTD 2003-07-12 14:30Z to 2003-11-16 08:30Z 49° 0' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1226094 Moored CTD 2003-07-12 14:30Z to 2003-11-16 08:30Z 49° 0' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1226101 Moored CTD 2003-07-12 14:30Z to 2003-11-16 08:30Z 49° 0' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1226113 Moored CTD 2003-07-12 14:30Z to 2003-11-16 08:30Z 49° 0' N, 16° 27' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
2 Instrument mooring
Sedimentation flux quantification in the water column

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

References

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Reports

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