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RRS James Clark Ross JR20121214 (JR279, JR286)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Clark Ross (74JC)
Cruise identifierJR20121214 (JR279, JR286)
Cruise period2012-12-14 — 2013-01-03
Port of departureStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Port of returnStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
ObjectivesAnnual cruise to recover and redeploy BPRs in northern and southern Drake Passage in support of the NERC National Capability project ACCLAIM. Tide gauges at Stanley, Rothera and British bases in the Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula are also serviced.
Chief scientistMiguel Angel Morales Maqueda (National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool)
Coordinating bodyNatural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Southern Ocean
SpecificBurwood Bank for Drake Passage North. Off Elephant Island for Drake Passage South.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurements54° 58' 47" S  57° 58' 1" W — Bottom Pressure Recorder, Drake Passage North 2. Depth 1086 m.
Other physical oceanographic measurements60° 50' 58" S  54° 42' 0" W — Bottom Pressure Recorder, Drake Passage South 2. Depth 1016 m.
Other physical oceanographic measurements56° 2' 5" S  57° 57' 56" W — Bottom Pressure Recorder, Drake Passage North Deep. Depth 2003 m.