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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH63_3


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH63_3
Short name CH63_3
Objectives and Narrative 1. To sample the benthopelagic fish populations of the slopes of the Faroe/Shetland Channel.
2. To collect deep water benthos as part of the BIOFAR programme.
3. To collect fish parasites.
4. To carry out a CTD transect across the Faroe/Shetland Channel.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Departure Date 1990-03-19
Arrival Port Dundee, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1990-03-30
Principal Scientist(s) John D M Gordon (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3/181;4/217;1/217;2
Work Area Description Faroe-Shetland Channel
Unable to lookup cruise bounds at this time
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 7
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: S only. Regular intervals throughout the cruise.  
Water bottle stations Description:  
Biology and fisheries  
Demersal fish Description:  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Grab used to obtain sediment samples for bioassay experiment.  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
7 CTD/STD cast 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  
314766 CTD/STD cast 1990-03-25 20:13Z 61° 27' N, 4° 43' W Click for more
314778 CTD/STD cast 1990-03-25 20:33Z 61° 27' N, 4° 43' W Click for more
314791 CTD/STD cast 1990-03-26 01:51Z 61° 18' N, 4° 21' W Click for more
314809 CTD/STD cast 1990-03-26 11:53Z 61° 46' N, 2° 40' W Click for more
314810 CTD/STD cast 1990-03-26 17:08Z 61° 58' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
314822 CTD/STD cast 1990-03-26 19:29Z 61° 57' N, 3° 33' W Click for more
314834 CTD/STD cast 1990-03-26 22:15Z 61° 54' N, 3° 48' W Click for more

Project Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC Project Database


Track Charts

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