Cruise inventory

Unknown self-propelled small boat RATS/NUT270

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Unknown self-propelled small boat (ZZ99)
Cruise identifierRATS/NUT270
Cruise period2000-07-19 — 2000-07-19
Port of departureRothera, Antarctica
Port of returnRothera, Antarctica
ObjectivesThe RaTS programme (Rothera Oceanographic and Biological Time Series) involves the long term monitoring of a nearshore marine environment and is focussed around two broad aims, 1) Provide a suite of oceanographic data that would provide environmental background to aid interpretation of the nearshore marine ecology and 2) Test a series of broad hypotheses concerning the pelagic-benthic coupling and environmental forcing of the nearshore environment. On an approximate weekly basis, an upper water column CTD cast is deployed with a discrete water sample taken at 15m. The water sample is analysed for macronutrients, chlorophyll, dissolved organic carbon, oxygen isotopes and microbial community.
Chief scientistAndrew Clarke (British Antarctic Survey)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificRyder Bay northern Marguerite Bay Antarctica
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
1  Water bottle hydrocastAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column