Cruise inventory

MV Franklin 02/06

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameMV Franklin
Cruise identifier02/06
Cruise period2006-08-03 — 2006-08-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureKirkwall, United Kingdom
Port of returnStornoway, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

Collect EM1002 multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data, carry out on-board processing and use interpreted mosaics to identify variations in seafloor geology and morphology. Using these interpretations as a guide to distinguish variations in benthic habitat, when required, additional high resolution sidescan sonar transects would be run, and, in areas of interest, seafloor photograph and video imagery collected.

Narrative

This was a highly successful cruise with all cruise objectives achieved. New erosive landforms were imaged over both George Bligh and the northern Hatton Bank, and numerous areas of rock outcrop mapped with multibeam and proved by photography to be reef. The epifauna were typical of could be expected of deep water oceanic areas, with encrusting sponges and corals over outcrop and other types of hard substrate, including pebbles on sands.
Chief scientistColin L Jacobs (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificGeorge Bligh Bank, Hatton Bank
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
14  Multi-beam echosounder
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Reference numbers
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10295992006-08-03 00:00 59° 2' 5" N  14° 34' 21" W — 59° 15' 38" N  13° 54' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029599
10296062006-08-03 00:00 59° 6' 37" N  16° 5' 48" W — 59° 23' 59" N  14° 58' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029606
10296182006-08-03 00:00 57° 59' 49" N  18° 52' 36" W — 58° 9' 33" N  18° 33' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029618
10296312006-08-03 00:00 57° 36' 25" N  19° 24' 2" W — 58° 1' 34" N  18° 47' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029631
10296432006-08-03 00:00 57° 28' 46" N  19° 29' 26" W — 57° 38' 54" N  19° 7' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029643
10296552006-08-03 00:00 57° 59' 59" N  18° 37' 10" W — 58° 58' 17" N  17° 59' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029655
10296672006-08-03 00:00 57° 56' 1" N  18° 37' 46" W — 58° 4' 59" N  17° 23' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029667
10296792006-08-03 00:00 58° 53' 34" N  18° 12' 0" W — 59° 12' 41" N  16° 8' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029679
10296802006-08-03 00:00 60° 11' 12" N  0° 41' 15" W — 60° 52' 34" N  0° 6' 53" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029680
10296922006-08-03 00:00 59° 2' 48" N  3° 43' 46" W — 59° 38' 6" N  3° 8' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029692
10297112006-08-03 00:00 59° 7' 36" N  10° 35' 40" W — 59° 24' 46" N  10° 4' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029711
10297232006-08-03 00:00 61° 54' 46" N  0° 43' 35" W — 62° 5' 41" N  0° 15' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029723
10297352006-08-03 00:00 60° 30' 51" N  4° 0' 7" W — 60° 54' 57" N  2° 51' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029735
10297472006-08-03 00:00 59° 44' 26" N  6° 41' 36" W — 59° 55' 45" N  5° 50' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1029747