Cruise inventory

RV Cefas Endeavour 8X/11

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier8X/11
Cruise period2011-05-15 — 2011-05-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAims

1. Service SmartBuoys at Warp and West Gabbard (SLA25G)
2. Service SmartBuoy at Dowsing (E5304A)
3. Recover and re-deploy Southwold waverider (C3456A)

Narrative

Steamed to recover the drifting Southwold Waverider (DWR) at 10:30, steam to West Gabbard SmartBuoy. Collect water samples from CTD rosette 12:00, recover and redeploy the SmartBuoy followed by another CTD cast at 13:30. Proceed at full speed to the Warp SmartBuoy collecting hourly water samples en-route until 17:30. CTD then recover the SmartBuoy. The SmartBuoy became caught under the port stern quarter immediately after deployment but apparently only sustained minor damage (the GPS aerial was damaged). The ship left the Thames area to re-deploy the Southwold DWR at 01:00. She steamed overnight to the Dowsing site to service the SmartBuoy, collect calibration samples, then return to Lowestoft.
Chief scientistDavid Brian Sivyer (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 8X/11 cruise report endeavour08x_11.pdf — access key 'C' (0.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificWarp, West Gabbard, Dowsing