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RV Prince Madog PD05/10

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD05/10
Cruise period2010-03-17 — 2010-03-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLiverpool, United Kingdom
Port of returnLiverpool, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

At site A 53 32 N, 3 21.8 W (CTD station 1)

To recover:
a) A sea bed frame containing a 600kHz RDI ADCP (waves ADCP), Sea-Bird SBE 16+, digiquartz pressure sensor, SeaPoint turbidity sensor with wiper, and a Sea-Bird 16plus with an Aanderra oxygen optode.
b) CEFAS SmartBuoy 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.

To deploy:
a) A sea bed frame containing a 600kHz RDI ADCP (measuring mean current profile, pressures and directional waves), Sea-Bird SBE 16+ (with pumped conductivity sensor), digiquartz pressure sensor, a SeaPoint turbidity sensor with wiper and Sea-Bird SBE 16+ (with an Aanderra oxygen optode).
b) CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat (temperature+conductivity) loggers at 5m and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface.

To collect 10 vertical zooplankton hauls for CEFAS.


At site B 53º 32.3´ N, 3º 38.4´ W (CTD station 20) (new site also referred to as B)

To recover
a) A sea bed frame containing a 600 kHz RDI ADCP, a Sea-Bird SBE 16+, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor fitted with a wiper.
b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring including a new water sampler for trials. 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.

To deploy
a) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz RDI ADCP measuring mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A Sea-Bird SBE 16+ (with pumped conductivity sensor), digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor (fitted with a wiper).
b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5m and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface.

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 and suspended sediment at selected stations. To obtain near surface and bed water samples for nutrient (nitrate, phosphate, silicate) and suspended sediment determination. To obtain surface samples for a Defra pH study by David Hydes (NOCS). Collect water samples for trace metal analysis from a selected number of CTD locations (Pascal Salaun, University of Liverpool).

Collect sediment samples at each CTD site with a Day grab for Andy Plater (University of Liverpool).
Chief scientistPhil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectNOC Coastal Observatory
Coordinating bodyNational Oceanography Centre, Liverpool
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD05/10 cruise report pd05_10.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
2  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16240802010-03-17 16:45  — 2010-04-28 16:54:59 53° 32' 16" N  3° 38' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1624080
16240922010-03-17 13:25  — 2010-04-28 10:55 53° 31' 57" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1624092
11  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16813982010-03-17 12:39 53° 31' 54" N  3° 20' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1681398
16814052010-03-17 13:56 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1681405
16814172010-03-17 17:05 53° 32' 23" N  3° 38' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1681417
13197072010-03-17 13:56 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319707
13197192010-03-17 14:48 53° 32' 1" N  3° 30' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319719
13197202010-03-17 15:40 53° 32' 22" N  3° 38' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319720
13197322010-03-17 18:09 53° 31' 55" N  3° 46' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319732
13197442010-03-17 20:27 53° 32' 2" N  3° 15' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319744
13196642010-03-17 12:39 53° 31' 54" N  3° 20' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319664
13196762010-03-17 13:56 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319676
13196882010-03-17 17:05 53° 32' 23" N  3° 38' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319688
7  CTD/STD cast
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10382902010-03-17 12:36 53° 31' 54" N  3° 20' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038290
10383082010-03-17 13:52 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038308
10383212010-03-17 14:45 53° 32' 1" N  3° 30' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038321
10383332010-03-17 15:37 53° 32' 22" N  3° 38' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038333
10383452010-03-17 17:03 53° 32' 23" N  3° 38' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038345
10383572010-03-17 18:04 53° 31' 55" N  3° 46' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038357
10383692010-03-17 20:25 53° 32' 3" N  3° 15' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1038369
1  Dissolved oxygen sensor
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10763412010-03-17 13:30  — 2010-04-28 11:30 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076341
2  Fluorometers
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10756992010-03-17 17:00  — 2010-04-28 17:30 53° 32' 20" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075699
10758592010-03-17 13:30  — 2010-04-28 11:30 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075859
2  In-situ nutrient analyser
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10762002010-03-17 13:30  — 2010-03-26 22:30 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076200
10764452010-03-18 00:00  — 2010-04-25 00:00 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076445
12  Moored CTD
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10754302010-03-17 13:30  — 2010-04-28 11:30 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075430
10755712010-03-17 17:00  — 2010-04-28 17:30 53° 32' 20" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075571
16414032010-03-17 13:30:01  — 2010-04-28 11:50:01 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641403
16414152010-03-17 16:50:01  — 2010-04-28 18:00:01 53° 32' 20" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641415
16414272010-03-17 13:30:01  — 2010-04-28 11:50:01 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641427
16414392010-03-17 16:50:01  — 2010-04-28 18:00:01 53° 32' 20" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641439
16414402010-03-17 16:40:03  — 2010-04-28 16:50:03 53° 32' 16" N  3° 38' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641440
16414522010-03-17 13:20:03  — 2010-04-28 10:50:03 53° 31' 57" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641452
16414642010-03-17 13:30  — 2010-04-28 11:50 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641464
16414762010-03-17 13:30  — 2010-04-28 11:50 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641476
16414882010-03-17 16:50  — 2010-04-28 18:00 53° 32' 20" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641488
16415072010-03-17 16:50  — 2010-04-28 18:00 53° 32' 20" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641507
2  Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10760032010-03-17 13:30  — 2010-04-28 11:30 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076003
10761202010-03-17 17:00  — 2010-04-07 23:30 53° 32' 20" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076120
2  radiometers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10765502010-03-17 13:30  — 2010-04-28 11:30 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076550
10767832010-03-17 13:30  — 2010-04-28 11:30 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076783
Discrete samples 
7  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Raw oxygen sensor output
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Raw light meter output
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column