Cruise inventory

RRS Shackleton S6/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS6/76
Cruise period1976-10-27 — 1976-11-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesStudy the continental margin of Galicia shaped by the rifting of the Bay of Biscay and the subsequent Pyrenean deformation, to examine the interaction between the Pyrenean deformation and the adjacent ocean floor and to make a survey of the continent ocean boundary in the vicinity of the Trevelyen Escarpement.
Chief scientistDavid G Roberts (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S6/76 cruise report d74_shackleton6_76_data_report.pdf — access key 'C' (3.26 MB)  RRS Shackleton S6/76 cruise report shackleton6_76.pdf (0.66 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S6/76 cruise track — trk1957.html
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 5186
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 5186
Gravity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 5185.6
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 5185.6