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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Cook (740H) cruise JC037

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS James Cook (740H) cruise JC037
Short name JC037
Objectives and Narrative This was the third cruise undertaken as part of the NERC-funded consortium project (NE/C512961/1) entitled ECOMAR - Ecosystem of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the Sub-Polar Front and Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone. ECOMAR - Ecosystem of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the Sub-Polar Front and Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone. http://www.oceanlab.abdn.ac.uk/ecomar/index.php

ECOMAR forms part of the Census of Marine Life MAR-ECO project which is an international study of life in the northern mid-Atlantic Ocean with scientists from 16 nations participating in research of the waters around the mid-Atlantic Ridge from Iceland to the Azores (http://www.mar-eco.no).

Depart: Empress Dock, Southampton, UK, Saturday 1 August 2009
Sonar Calibration: Bantry Bay, Ireland, Monday 3 August 2009
Long term moorings were serviced at four super stations at a bottom depth of 2500m equipped with sediment traps, current meters, ADCP and sensor suites, SE - 4901.92'N, 2740.82'W, SW - 4846.80'N, 2838.43'W, NW - 5359.33'N, 3607.39'W and NE 5400.05'N3410.58'W. Video and still images of the sea floor were obtained during 18 lander deployments. Faunas samples were taken with 11 megacorer casts, 6 bottom trawls, 8 baited traps and 8 mid-water trawl tows. 23 CTD casts with one 24 h yoyo sequence investigated water masses, flow and primary productivity over the ridge. EK60 acoustic surveys quantified pelagic biomass and optical remote sensing measured patterns of primary productivity and locations of fronts.

During work at the SW station the vessel diverted to Cork, Ireland to repatriate personnel on Friday 14th August.
Before starting work at the SE station the vessel diverted to 4845'N 3023'W in response to a Mayday call from the vessel Black Knight to rescue lone trans-Atlantic rower Peter Bray on Wednesday 19 August. http://www.peterbrayadventurer.com/
http://www.oceanrowing.com/Peter_Bray/dist_map.htm
Sonar Calibration: Bantry Bay, Ireland, Monday 7 September 2009
Arrive: Falmouth, UK, Wednesday 9 September 2009
The ECOMAR area will be revisited by the RRS James Cook with the ISIS ROV in 2010.
Ship RRS James Cook
Departure Port Southampton, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2009-08-01
Arrival Port Falmouth, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2009-09-09
Principal Scientist(s) Imants G Priede (University of Aberdeen, Oceanlab)
Responsible Organisation National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Associated Project(s) ECOMAR
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 146/147/148/182/183/184
Work Area Description North East Atlantic Ocean
Work Area Bounding Polygon 40N,40W; 60N,40W; 60N,10W; 40N,10W; 40N,40W
Southern Limit 40N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 40W
Eastern Limit 10W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 23
Description: To study water masses and flow around the Mid Atlantic Ridge  
Biology and fisheries  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 6
Description: Otter trawl semi-balloon, collected invertebrates and fish.  
Nekton Quantity: number of hauls = 8
Description: Rectangular Midwater trawl RMT 1+8.  
Nekton Quantity: number of surveys = 4
Description: Acoustic surveys of pelagic biomass  
Neuston Quantity: number of surveys = 4
Description: Acoustic surveys of pelagic biomass  
Neuston Quantity: number of hauls = 8
Description: Rectangular Midwater trawl RMT 1+8.  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of cores = 11
Description: To study benthic infauna, sediment core samples  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of experiments = 15
Description: Studies on primary production  
Primary productivity Quantity: number of experiments = 15
Description: Studies on primary production  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of hauls = 6
Description: Otter trawl semi-balloon, collected invertebrates and fish.  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
49° 1' N 27° 43' W Crustaceans Baited Amphipod Trap
49° 2' N 27° 53' W Crustaceans Baited Amphipod Trap
49° 1' N 27° 42' W Crustaceans Baited Amphipod Trap
53° 58' N 34° 3' W Crustaceans Baited Amphipod Trap
53° 59' N 36° 8' W Crustaceans Baited Amphipod Trap
54° 2' N 34° 9' W Crustaceans Baited Amphipod Trap
49° 2' N 27° 53' W Crustaceans Baited Amphipod Trap
54° 4' N 34° 9' W Crustaceans Baited Amphipod Trap
53° 58' N 36° 6' W Crustaceans Baited Amphipod Trap
54° 0' N 34° 10' W Current meters ECOMAR NE Mooring deployed with sediment traps, current meters etc. To be recovered during 2010.
53° 59' N 36° 7' W Current meters ECOMAR NW Mooring deployed with sediment traps, current meters etc. To be recovered during 2010.
49° 2' N 27° 43' W Current meters ECOMAR SE Mooring deployed with sediment traps, current meters etc. To be recovered during Cruise in 2010.
48° 46' N 28° 38' W Current meters ECOMAR SW Mooring deployed with sediment traps, current meters etc. To be recovered during 2010.
54° 0' N 34° 10' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) ECOMAR NE Mooring deployed with sediment traps, current meters etc. To be recovered during 2010.
53° 59' N 36° 7' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) ECOMAR NW Mooring deployed with sediment traps, current meters etc. To be recovered during 2010.
49° 2' N 27° 43' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) ECOMAR SE Mooring deployed with sediment traps, current meters etc. To be recovered during Cruise in 2010.
48° 46' N 28° 38' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) ECOMAR SW Mooring deployed with sediment traps, current meters etc. To be recovered during 2010.
48° 45' N 28° 39' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
53° 58' N 36° 8' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
49° 1' N 27° 43' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
53° 58' N 36° 7' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
49° 1' N 27° 42' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
48° 44' N 28° 37' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
53° 58' N 34° 3' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
54° 3' N 34° 9' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
49° 2' N 27° 41' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
54° 3' N 34° 9' W Demersal fish PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
53° 58' N 34° 3' W Demersal fish PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
53° 58' N 36° 8' W Demersal fish PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
53° 58' N 36° 7' W Demersal fish PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
48° 45' N 28° 39' W Demersal fish PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
48° 44' N 28° 37' W Demersal fish PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
49° 1' N 27° 43' W Demersal fish PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
49° 2' N 27° 41' W Demersal fish PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
49° 1' N 27° 42' W Demersal fish PAL lander Fish photography plus ADCP
53° 57' N 34° 3' W Other biological/fisheries measurement ICDeep lander. Benthic bioluminescence
54° 4' N 34° 9' W Other biological/fisheries measurement ICDeep lander. Benthic bioluminescence
53° 58' N 36° 6' W Other biological/fisheries measurement ICDeep lander. Benthic bioluminescence
48° 43' N 28° 39' W Other biological/fisheries measurement ICDeep lander. Benthic bioluminescence
53° 59' N 36° 8' W Other biological/fisheries measurement ICDeep lander. Benthic bioluminescence
49° 2' N 27° 55' W Other biological/fisheries measurement ICDeep lander. Benthic bioluminescence
48° 45' N 28° 38' W Other biological/fisheries measurement ICDeep lander. Benthic bioluminescence
49° 1' N 27° 47' W Other biological/fisheries measurement ICDeep lander. Benthic bioluminescence
49° 1' N 27° 43' W Other biological/fisheries measurement ICDeep lander. Benthic bioluminescence
49° 1' N 27° 42' W Subsurface temperature measurements Thermistor chain

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC National Oceanographic Database

Project Database

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

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