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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD29/08

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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD29/08
Short name PD29/08
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

1. At Site A 53 32 N 3 21.8 W, (CTD station 1 and 9)
To recover
a) A sea bed frame containing a 600kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves, Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor, SonTek ADV and Aanderra oxygen optode.
b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are SeaBird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface.
To deploy
c) an identical bedframe to that which was recovered.
d) an identical CEFAS smartbuoy to that which was recovered
e) Collect 10 vertical zooplankton net hauls (CEFAS).

2. At Site B 53 27 N 3 38.6 W, (CTD station 21)
To recover
a) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface.
b) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor were fitted to the frame. A 1200 kHz telemetry ADCP was fitted to the frame.
c) A telemetry buoy.
To deploy
d) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface.
e) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor were fitted to the frame. A 1200 kHz telemetry ADCP was fitted to the frame.
f) A telemetry buoy fitted with an ACS and Sea-Bird MicroCat.

3. To conduct a CTD / LISST survey of 34 sites every 5 miles covering the eastern Irish Sea between the North Wales coast and Blackpool and the Lancashire coast and the Great Orme, to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay. To obtain calibration samples for salinity, transmittance, suspended sediment and for chlorophyll at selected stations. To obtain near surface and bed water samples for nutrient and suspended sediment determination.

4. Collect sediment samples at each of the CTD sites.

5. Collect near surface water samples for Elena Stoica at stations 1, 21 & the most offshore station. Some of these samples are to be 'fixed' using provided formaldehyde solutions and frozen at -20C and others left in the fridge.

6. To conduct a benthic survey at site 1 and site 21 (five grab samples at each site).
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2008-09-10
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2008-09-11
Principal Scientist(s) Phil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Associated Project(s) Coastal Observatory Cruises
IHB Sea Areas Visited Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1
Work Area Description Irish Sea/ Liverpool Bay
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,5W; 55N,5W; 55N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,5W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 5W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: SeaBird CTD  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 22
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate (H24), phosphate (H22), silicate (H26), near bed and near surface  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: Fluorometer on CTD  
Sediment traps Quantity: number of samples = 34
Description: Sediment samples from each CTD site  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: 10 Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Grab samples (5 each from 2 sites)  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Sea bed frame containing a 600kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves, Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor, SonTek ADV and Aanderra oxygen optode. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Sea bed frame containing a 600kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves, Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor, SonTek ADV and Aanderra oxygen optode. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Instrumented wave measurements Sea bed frame containing a 600kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves, Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor, SonTek ADV and Aanderra oxygen optode. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Instrumented wave measurements Sea bed frame containing a 600kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves, Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor, SonTek ADV and Aanderra oxygen optode. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are SeaBird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Telemetry buoy fitted with an ACS and Sea-Bird MicroCat. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are SeaBird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are SeaBird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are SeaBird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface. Recovery and deployment.

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
2 Acoustic doppler current profiler Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Sea level
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
1 Fluorometers Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
1 Fluorometers Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
1 In-situ dissolved gas analyser Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
1 In-situ nutrient analyser Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
2 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
4 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
1 Moored CTD Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
1 Moored CTD Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
2 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
1 Pumped water sample Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
1 Pumped water sample Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
1 Surface water sample (unspecified) Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
4 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor Date and time
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
2 radiometers Date and time
Reference numbers
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  
939219 Moored CTD 2008-09-11 08:00Z to 2008-11-24 01:40Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
939220 Moored CTD 2008-09-10 11:30Z to 2008-10-22 14:40Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
939232 Moored CTD 2008-09-10 17:30Z to 2008-12-11 14:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
939244 Moored CTD 2008-09-10 17:30Z to 2008-12-11 14:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
939256 Moored CTD 2008-09-10 12:00Z to 2008-12-11 08:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
939268 Moored CTD 2008-09-10 12:00Z to 2008-12-11 08:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
939281 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor 2008-09-10 12:00Z to 2008-12-11 08:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
939293 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor 2008-09-10 12:00Z to 2008-12-11 08:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
939300 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor 2008-09-10 17:30Z to 2008-12-11 14:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
939312 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor 2008-09-10 17:30Z to 2008-12-11 14:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1024510 Moored CTD 2008-09-10 12:00Z to 2008-10-22 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1024546 Moored CTD 2008-09-10 17:30Z to 2008-11-25 12:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1024595 Fluorometers 2008-09-10 12:00Z to 2008-10-19 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1024626 Fluorometers 2008-09-10 17:30Z to 2008-10-07 23:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1024675 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2008-09-10 12:00Z to 2008-10-12 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1024706 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2008-09-10 17:30Z to 2008-10-07 23:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1024755 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2008-09-10 12:00Z to 2008-10-22 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1024780 radiometers 2008-09-10 12:00Z to 2008-10-12 17:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1024823 radiometers 2008-09-10 12:00Z to 2008-10-12 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1024847 In-situ nutrient analyser 2008-09-10 13:39Z to 2008-11-08 12:09Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1024860 Surface water sample (unspecified) 2008-09-11 00:00Z to 2008-12-08 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1361911 Pumped water sample 2008-09-10 10:00Z to 2008-09-11 20:55Z 53° 27' N to 53° 32' N; 3° 55' W to 3° 21' W Click for more
1623617 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2008-09-10 16:34Z to 2008-11-30 04:41Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1623629 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2008-09-10 11:35Z to 2008-10-22 14:44Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1683891 Pumped water sample 2008-09-10 10:00Z to 2008-09-11 20:55Z 53° 27' N to 53° 32' N; 3° 55' W to 3° 21' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
4 Instrument mooring
5 CTD frame plus rosette sampler
Salinity of the water column
8 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
7 Water bottle hydrocast
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
1 Surface water sample collected by a bucket on a rope Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

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

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