Cruise inventory

RV Celtic Voyager CV14014

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV14014
Cruise period2014-08-18 — 2014-08-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureHowth, Ireland
Port of returnHowth, Ireland
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesCeltic Sea UWTV Survey Leg 2

Objectives

1. To obtain 2014 quality assured estimates of Nephrops burrow densities from a randomised isometric grid of UWTV stations at 4 nautical mile spacing on the Smalls Nephrops grounds.
2. To obtain 2014 quality assured estimates of Nephrops burrow densities from from a randomised isometric grid of UWTV stations at 6 nautical mile spacing Labadie, Cockburn and Jones Banks.
3. To collect ancillary information from the UWTV footage collected at each station such as the occurrence of sea-pens, other macro-benthos and fish species and trawl marks on the sea bed.
4. To collect oceanographic data using a sledge mounted CTD.
5. To satisfy the requirements of the Irish National programme under the EC Data Collection Regulation 1543/2000.
Chief scientistColm Lordan (Marine Institute Galway)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificSmalls Nephrops grounds. Labadie Bank, Cockburn Bank, Jones Bank.