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MV Whitethorn 75/WH/17

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier75/WH/17
Cruise period1975-08-15 — 1975-09-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo sample the sea bed and underlying strata of the area in the vicinity of Brent.
Sampling equipment consisted of an electrically operated IGS vibrocorer, gravity corer, shipek grab, and sediment dredge, which were operated during a daylight 12 hour period. Geophysical equipment, namely an ORE pinger, Atlas Deso echo sounder, and 1000J EC & G sparker and recorder toothbrush array and 263C hydrophone were run during the night.
Chief scientistJohn A Chesher (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 75/WH/17 cruise report whitethorn17_75.pdf — access key 'C' (2.40 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: physical analysis of sediments
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 31
Description: physical analysis of sediments
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 31
Description: physical analysis of sediments
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingDescription: engineering properties
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 1019
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 1019