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Celtic Explorer CE12008

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE12008
Cruise period2012-06-10 — 2012-06-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureCastletownbere, Ireland
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo ground-truth, by vibrocoring, seismic and swath bathymetric data previously acquired by the Marine Institute (INFOMAR programme) and the applicant onboard the Celtic Voyager in 2010. The main aim of the project is to identify sea level lowstands in the Irish Sea, which occurred after the Last Glacial Maximum. This is a follow-up of a cruise CV11010 which took place in June 2010 onboard the Celtic Voyager.
Chief scientistJ Andrew Cooper (University of Ulster School of Environmental Sciences)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificBelfast Lough. Isle of Man (south). Cardigan Bay.