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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9) cruise 8/08

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9) cruise 8/08
Short name 8/08
Objectives and Narrative Aims

1. Recover and redeploy landers at the three sites and additionally the smart buoys at the north dogger site.
2. Deploy sediment flume instrument for resuspension studies
3. Perform scanfish tows North of the Dogger Bank to give context for productivity
4. CTD casts for Primary productivity estimates and deck incubations using N15 uptake.
5. Undertake experiments on productivity and grazing at the three sites.
6. Underway measurements for isotopic ratio work from continuous supply.
7. Collect Plankton samples for species composition using vertical nets
8. Deployment of SPI camera to investigate the impact of trawling
9. Collect core profiles, of nutrients, oxygen, chl-a. (NIOZ corer) and sediment profiles.
10. Deploy BIONESS multinet sampler for zoo plankton at selected sites.

Plan

Weather permitting Endeavour will sail at approximately 21:00 (GMT) on 21st April and
head for the Sean Gas Field site. Work will commence here,

Tuesday 22nd
First an attempt will be made to recover the mooring using the granton trawl.
The following activities will be undertaken in roughly this order
CTD and nets.
NIOZ cores
Sediment Flume studies
Mooring deployment
Sediment Flume studies
Hyperbenthic sledge
Flume studies
SPI camera deployment.
CTD and NETs
Aiming to finish by approx 20:00

Wednesday 23
There would be direct passage to the Oyster ground site arriving approx 04:00
CTD and nets.
Mooring recovery (lander only)
Sediment Flume studies
Mooring deployment (lander only)
Hyperbenthic sledge
CTD and NETs
Sediment Flume studies
BIONESS :- MultiNet
SPI camera deployment.
NIOZ
Sediment Flume studies
CTD and NETs
Aiming to finish by approx 22:00 (Wednesday)
Passage on to the Dogger Bank with a scanfish section starting on the Dogger Bank.

Thursday 24th Approx (0600)
A long - Scanfish section North would be continued for approx 16 hrs (112 nm).

Friday 25th
Approx 12 CTDS for productivity and SPI would be undertaken back along taking approx (18
hrs)
Sediment Flume studies on site at Dogger

Saturday 26th
CTD and NETs
Mooring recovery (Smart buoy and lander)
Sediment Flume studies
SPI camera deployment.
NIOZ
Mooring deployment (Smart buoy and lander )
Hyperbenthic sledge
BIONESS :- MultiNet
Sediment Flume studies
CTD and NETs

Sunday 27th
Survey of area with NIOZ and SPI for comparative impact of trawl work.

Monday 28th 1600 :- depart for Lowestoft
Tuesday 29th 1600 arrive Lowestoft.
Ship RV Cefas Endeavour
Departure Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2008-04-21
Arrival Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2008-04-29
Principal Scientist(s) Liam Fernand (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 181/216
Work Area Description Southern Bight, Oyster grounds and Central North Sea, Dogger Bank region
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,10W; 60N,10W; 60N,10E; 50N,10E; 50N,10W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 10E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

No information on datasets is currently available for this cruise

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 Multiple instrument types Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
1 Multiple instrument types Date and time
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in 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  
1167222 Multiple instrument types 2008-04-28 12:30Z to 2008-09-14 05:30Z 55° 40' N, 2° 16' E Click for more
1167234 Multiple instrument types 2008-04-28 12:30Z to 2008-09-14 05:30Z 55° 40' N, 2° 16' E Click for more

Project Database

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

References

Track Charts

No track charts currently available

Reports

Cruise Report