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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
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,10W; 65N,10W; 65N,0E; 55N,0E; 55N,10W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 65N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 0E

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

Track Chart


Cruise Report