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RV Cefas Endeavour 11/12

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier11/12
Cruise period2012-07-18 — 2012-07-31
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAims

1. To undertake a beam trawl survey in the southern North Sea and eastern Channel as part of an ICES co-ordinated research programme.
2. To obtain fisheries independent data on the distribution and abundance of commercial flatfish species.
3. To collect biological data, including maturity and weight at age, of commercial species, to satisfy the requirements of the EU data regulations.
4. To identify the epibenthos by-catch taken in the 4-metre beam trawl and to quantify 12 species as agreed at the Beam Trawl Working Group.
5. To sample litter on every station
6. To collect live crabs and starfish for Yarmouth Sea Life centre.
7. To collect water samples for nutrient analysis for Naomi Greenwood.
8. To run the PCO2 meter for Naomi Greenwood
9. To photograph benthos and beam trawl operations.
Chief scientistSally Songer (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectUnited Kingdom Ocean Acidification Research Programme
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 11/12 cruise report endeavour11_12.pdf — access key 'C' (0.72 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificEastern English Channel (ICES Area VIId), North Sea (ICES Area IVc).
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 11/12 cruise track — endeavour11_12trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
24  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column