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RV Prince Madog PD17/10

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD17/10
Cruise period2010-06-09 — 2010-06-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBirkenhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnBirkenhead, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

A. To service a sea bed ADCP frame and SmartBuoy mooring at 53 32N 3 21.8W.
B. To service an sea bed ADCP frame and SmartBuoy mooring at 53 32.3N 3 38.4W.
C. To obtain CTD profiles, water samples and grab samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
D. To recover a wave buoy at 53 23.6N 3 14.2W.

The cruise is the 69th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (A+B) and to steam round a CTD grid in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea, objective (C). Objective (A), (B) and (D) were achieved. Measurements were made at 29 out of a possible 34 sites for objective (C).
Chief scientistM John Howarth (National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool)
ProjectNOC Coastal Observatory
Coordinating bodyNational Oceanography Centre
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea, Liverpool Bay
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway surface sampling
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Dissolved oxygen
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 29
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway surface sampling
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 29
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 29
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Ship ADCP
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway surface sampling
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Dissolved oxygen
Carbon dioxideQuantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway pCO2
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface
AlkalinityQuantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Surface samples
pHQuantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Surface samples
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway surface sampling
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 29
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: 10 Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W
Meteorology 
Incident radiationQuantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway met package
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway met package
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 24
Description: Grab samples
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 37' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 37' 59" W — Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence. Recovery and deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, irradiance. Recovery and deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, pressure & dissolved oxygen sensors. Recovery and deployment.
Optics (eg underwater light levels)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, irradiance. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 37' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 45x1 bins from 2.65m above bed, plus telemetry ACDP. Recovery and deployment
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment,
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 37' 59" W — Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 37' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, pressure & dissolved oxygen sensors. Recovery and deployment.
Instrumented wave measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment,
Instrumented wave measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 37' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 45x1 bins from 2.65m above bed, plus telemetry ACDP. Recovery and deployment
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 37' 59" W — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 temperature and conductivity, Minilogger x3 temperature. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, irradiance. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, pressure & dissolved oxygen sensors. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 37' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 temperature and conductivity. Mini-logger x2 temperature. Recovery and deployment.
Chemical oceanography 
Oxygen53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, pressure & dissolved oxygen sensors. Recovery and deployment.
Oxygen53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, irradiance. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, irradiance. Recovery and deployment.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 31' 59" N  3° 37' 59" W — Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence. Recovery and deployment.
Phytoplankton53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
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.
16240672010-06-09 10:25:09  — 2010-07-07 07:55:09 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1624067
16240792010-06-10 18:05  — 2010-07-08 06:05 53° 32' 21" N  3° 38' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1624079
32  CTD/STD cast
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
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Raw in-situ nutrient analyser output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
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
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Raw in-situ nutrient analyser output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10903832010-06-09 09:10 53° 31' 49" N  3° 20' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090383
10903952010-06-09 12:32 53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090395
10904022010-06-09 14:34 53° 47' 3" N  3° 13' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090402
10904142010-06-09 15:28 53° 51' 54" N  3° 22' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090414
10904262010-06-09 16:13 53° 46' 54" N  3° 21' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090426
10904382010-06-09 17:03 53° 46' 58" N  3° 30' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090438
10904512010-06-09 18:26 53° 46' 57" N  3° 38' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090451
10904632010-06-09 19:20 53° 46' 58" N  3° 47' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090463
10904752010-06-09 21:20 53° 41' 49" N  3° 55' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090475
10904872010-06-09 22:38 53° 42' 10" N  3° 47' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090487
10904992010-06-09 23:43 53° 42' 0" N  3° 39' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090499
10905062010-06-10 00:49 53° 41' 58" N  3° 30' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090506
10905182010-06-10 01:49 53° 41' 58" N  3° 22' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090518
10905312010-06-10 02:45 53° 41' 56" N  3° 13' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090531
10905432010-06-10 03:31 53° 36' 55" N  3° 13' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090543
10905552010-06-10 04:15 53° 36' 55" N  3° 21' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090555
10905672010-06-10 05:02 53° 36' 57" N  3° 30' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090567
10905792010-06-10 05:57 53° 31' 50" N  3° 30' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090579
10905802010-06-10 07:22 53° 27' 7" N  3° 13' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090580
10905922010-06-10 09:35 53° 27' 2" N  3° 22' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090592
10906112010-06-10 10:22 53° 26' 59" N  3° 30' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090611
10906232010-06-10 11:09 53° 26' 57" N  3° 38' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090623
10906352010-06-10 11:45 53° 23' 55" N  3° 38' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090635
10906472010-06-10 12:31 53° 23' 2" N  3° 47' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090647
10906592010-06-10 13:13 53° 22' 8" N  3° 55' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090659
10906602010-06-10 14:04 53° 27' 8" N  3° 55' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090660
10906722010-06-10 14:56 53° 31' 55" N  3° 55' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090672
10906842010-06-10 15:59 53° 31' 55" N  3° 46' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090684
10906962010-06-10 16:48 53° 32' 17" N  3° 38' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090696
10907032010-06-10 19:05 53° 32' 35" N  3° 38' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090703
10907152010-06-10 20:13 53° 31' 42" N  3° 21' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090715
10907272010-06-10 20:46 53° 31' 53" N  3° 15' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1090727
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.
10763652010-06-09 10:30  — 2010-07-07 09:30 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076365
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.
10757182010-06-10 18:30  — 2010-07-08 07:30 53° 32' 25" N  3° 38' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075718
10758722010-06-09 10:30  — 2010-06-27 23:30 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075872
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.
10754542010-06-09 10:30  — 2010-07-07 09:30 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075454
10755952010-06-10 18:30  — 2010-07-08 07:30 53° 32' 25" N  3° 38' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075595
16416242010-06-09 10:30:01  — 2010-07-07 09:50:01 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641624
16416362010-06-09 10:30:01  — 2010-07-07 09:50:01 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641636
16416482010-06-10 18:20:01  — 2010-07-08 08:00:01 53° 27' 25" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641648
16416612010-06-10 18:20:01  — 2010-07-08 08:00:01 53° 27' 25" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641661
16416732010-06-09 10:30:03  — 2010-07-07 08:00:03 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641673
16416852010-06-10 18:00:03  — 2010-07-08 06:00:03 53° 32' 21" N  3° 38' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641685
16416972010-06-09 10:40  — 2010-07-07 09:50 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641697
16417042010-06-09 10:40  — 2010-07-07 09:50 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641704
16417162010-06-10 18:20  — 2010-07-08 08:00 53° 27' 25" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641716
16417282010-06-10 19:10  — 2010-07-08 08:00 53° 27' 25" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641728
1  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.
10760272010-06-09 10:30  — 2010-06-24 23:30 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076027
1  Pumped water sample
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13627172010-06-09 20:30  — 2010-06-09 20:30 53° 46' 58" N  3° 55' 37" W — 53° 46' 58" N  3° 55' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1362717
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.
10765742010-06-09 10:30  — 2010-07-07 09:30 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076574
10768022010-06-09 10:30  — 2010-07-07 09:30 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076802
Discrete samples 
32  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
Raw in-situ nutrient analyser 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
1  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplySilicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column