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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for Celtic Explorer (45CE) cruise CE0716

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name Celtic Explorer (45CE) cruise CE0716
Short name CE0716
Objectives and Narrative The main objective of this very short cruise was to refurbish the PAP observatory (NE Atlantic), a long term study site at which a variety of observations have been made over the past 20 years with increasing levels of intensity and sophistication.
In addition to this a small number of other observations were made and samples collected. In order to increase public awareness of observational oceanography film interviews were carried out and a daily web diary maintained.

Celtic Explorer slipped her moorings exactly on schedule and proceeded to the PAP site at about 10knots in moderate seas. During the entire occupation of the site the weather remained good and no time was lost to this. During the 2 .5 days at the site, almost all of the objectives were met with considerable success and we left the site with a major new mooring deployed and sending some of the data back in real time to NOC. This will be recovered in September 2008. In addition, a sediment trap was successfully recovered, all traps having worked perfectly since July 2006 and a replacement mooring was deployed. A Bathysnap time lapse benthic camera system was successfully deployed but the only major failure was to recover the Bathysnap deployed at the site in July 2006.
Ship Celtic Explorer
Departure Port Galway, Ireland
Departure Date 2007-06-19
Arrival Port Galway, Ireland
Arrival Date 2007-06-25
Principal Scientist(s) Richard Stephen Lampitt (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation National Marine Facilities Sea Systems
Associated Project(s) PAP observatory
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 146
Work Area Description NE Atlantic - PAP observatory site
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 = 12
Description: CTD casts  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 47
Description: Water Bottle Stations, salts x 35, nutrients x 30, chlorophyl x 38, co2 x 9, phytoplankton x 9 samples  
Chemical oceanography  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: number of samples = 47
Description: Water Bottle Stations, salts x 35, nutrients x 30, chlorophyl x 38, co2 x 9, phytoplankton x 9 samples  
Biology and fisheries  
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON) Quantity: number of hauls = 6
Description: 200micron zooplankton net - 200 - 0m  
Phytobenthos Quantity: number of samples = 47
Description: Water Bottle Stations, salts x 35, nutrients x 30, chlorophyl x 38, co2 x 9, phytoplankton x 9 samples  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 47
Description: Water Bottle Stations, salts x 35, nutrients x 30, chlorophyl x 38, co2 x 9, phytoplankton x 9 samples  
Primary productivity Quantity: number of samples = 47
Description: Water Bottle Stations, salts x 35, nutrients x 30, chlorophyl x 38, co2 x 9, phytoplankton x 9 samples  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of samples = 3
Description: Snatcher - deployed at DCM  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
48° 55' N 16° 18' W Carbon dioxide PAP1: At 30M NAS nitrate analyser x 1, ISUS, nitrate analyser x 1, SAMI, carbon dioxide concentration. Analyser x 1, flntsub fluorometer x 1, seabird microcats, sbe37 x 10, (1 at 30m, 1 at 45m, 1 at 60m, 1 at 75m, 1 at 90m, 1 at 110m, 1 at 130m, 1 at 150m, 1 at 200m, 1 at 250m, 1 at 300m, 1 at 1000m,) Deployed 22/06/07
48° 55' N 16° 18' W Current meters PAP1: At 30M NAS nitrate analyser x 1, ISUS, nitrate analyser x 1, SAMI, carbon dioxide concentration. Analyser x 1, flntsub fluorometer x 1, seabird microcats, sbe37 x 10, (1 at 30m, 1 at 45m, 1 at 60m, 1 at 75m, 1 at 90m, 1 at 110m, 1 at 130m, 1 at 150m, 1 at 200m, 1 at 250m, 1 at 300m, 1 at 1000m,) Deployed 22/06/07
48° 58' N 16° 32' W Current meters PAP3: Sediment Trap (3 x McLane - 21 cup) 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m), RCM current meters 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m) deployed 23/06/07
48° 59' N 16° 25' W Current meters PAP3: Sediment Trap (3 x McLane - 21 cup) 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m), RCM current meters 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m) recovered 23/06/07
48° 55' N 16° 18' W Nitrate PAP1: At 30M NAS nitrate analyser x 1, ISUS, nitrate analyser x 1, SAMI, carbon dioxide concentration. Analyser x 1, flntsub fluorometer x 1, seabird microcats, sbe37 x 10, (1 at 30m, 1 at 45m, 1 at 60m, 1 at 75m, 1 at 90m, 1 at 110m, 1 at 130m, 1 at 150m, 1 at 200m, 1 at 250m, 1 at 300m, 1 at 1000m,) Deployed 22/06/07
48° 55' N 16° 18' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) PAP1: At 30M NAS nitrate analyser x 1, ISUS, nitrate analyser x 1, SAMI, carbon dioxide concentration. Analyser x 1, flntsub fluorometer x 1, seabird microcats, sbe37 x 10, (1 at 30m, 1 at 45m, 1 at 60m, 1 at 75m, 1 at 90m, 1 at 110m, 1 at 130m, 1 at 150m, 1 at 200m, 1 at 250m, 1 at 300m, 1 at 1000m,) Deployed 22/06/07
48° 58' N 16° 32' W Sediment traps PAP3: Sediment Trap (3 x McLane - 21 cup) 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m), RCM current meters 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m) deployed 23/06/07
48° 59' N 16° 25' W Sediment traps PAP3: Sediment Trap (3 x McLane - 21 cup) 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m), RCM current meters 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m) recovered 23/06/07
49° 0' N 16° 27' W Zoobenthos PAP 4: Bathysnap, time lapse camera, x1, on sea bed, Deployed 23/06/07

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 Acoustic doppler current profiler Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
5 Bottle station Nitrate 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 Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
11 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Fluorometers Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
1 In-situ dissolved gas analyser Date and time
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
12 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

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
888088 CTD/STD cast 2007-06-21 10:38Z to 2007-06-21 11:24Z 49° 0' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
888107 CTD/STD cast 2007-06-21 13:51Z to 2007-06-21 14:20Z 49° 0' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
888119 CTD/STD cast 2007-06-21 14:51Z to 2007-06-21 16:20Z 49° 0' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
888120 CTD/STD cast 2007-06-21 18:24Z to 2007-06-21 18:47Z 49° 0' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
888132 CTD/STD cast 2007-06-21 19:44Z to 2007-06-21 19:49Z 49° 0' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
888144 CTD/STD cast 2007-06-21 20:03Z to 2007-06-21 21:29Z 49° 0' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
888156 CTD/STD cast 2007-06-22 12:27Z to 2007-06-22 12:53Z 49° 0' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
888168 CTD/STD cast 2007-06-22 20:09Z to 2007-06-22 22:12Z 49° 4' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
888181 CTD/STD cast 2007-06-23 01:04Z to 2007-06-23 02:38Z 48° 55' N, 16° 18' W Click for more
888193 CTD/STD cast 2007-06-23 03:44Z to 2007-06-23 04:45Z 48° 55' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
888200 CTD/STD cast 2007-06-23 15:27Z to 2007-06-23 17:26Z 48° 58' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
945170 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2007-06-19 22:47Z to 2007-06-25 09:44Z Click for more
1058137 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2007-06-28 15:00Z to 2007-08-08 23:00Z 49° 0' N, 16° 25' W Click for more
1083405 Fluorometers 2007-06-22 16:02Z to 2007-08-09 07:03Z 49° 0' N, 16° 25' W Click for more
1225804 Moored CTD 2007-06-23 14:00Z to 2007-08-03 00:00Z 49° 1' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
1225816 Moored CTD 2007-06-22 18:00Z to 2007-07-25 02:00Z 49° 1' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
1225828 Moored CTD 2007-06-22 18:00Z to 2007-07-25 02:00Z 49° 1' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
1225841 Moored CTD 2007-06-22 18:00Z to 2007-07-25 02:00Z 49° 1' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
1225853 Moored CTD 2007-06-22 18:00Z to 2007-07-25 02:00Z 49° 1' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
1225865 Moored CTD 2007-06-22 18:00Z to 2007-07-25 02:00Z 49° 1' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
1225877 Moored CTD 2007-06-22 18:00Z to 2007-07-25 02:00Z 49° 1' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
1225889 Moored CTD 2007-06-22 18:00Z to 2007-07-25 02:00Z 49° 1' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
1225890 Moored CTD 2007-06-22 18:00Z to 2007-07-24 18:00Z 49° 1' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
1225908 Moored CTD 2007-06-22 18:00Z to 2007-07-25 14:00Z 49° 1' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
1225921 Moored CTD 2007-06-22 18:00Z to 2007-07-25 14:00Z 49° 1' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
1225933 Moored CTD 2007-06-22 18:00Z to 2007-07-27 02:00Z 49° 1' N, 16° 24' W Click for more
1350728 Bottle station 2007-06-21 14:07Z 49° 0' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
1350741 Bottle station 2007-06-21 18:38Z 49° 0' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
1350753 Bottle station 2007-06-21 19:47Z 49° 0' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
1350765 Bottle station 2007-06-22 12:43Z 49° 0' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1350777 Bottle station 2007-06-23 16:56Z 48° 58' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
1868602 Bottle station 2007-06-21 14:07Z 49° 0' N, 16° 30' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
12 CTD frame plus rosette sampler
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
3 Instrument mooring

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

References

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