RV Cefas Endeavour 12/15
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)|
|Cruise period||2015-06-05 — 2015-06-12|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
1. To conduct a standard underwater TV survey of Nephrops burrow densities on the Farn Deeps grounds, 55 35' - 54 45' N and 01 30' - 00 40' W, and to evaluate Nephrops abundance (110 stations).
2. To conduct seabed multibeam survey (at each TV survey station).
3. To collect surface water samples. This data will be used for the Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry Research Programme, WP1 Candyfloss (NERC/Defra funded) and will contribute to estimating the size of the shelf carbon pump over the whole NW European shelf, and its relationship to the global carbon cycle.
4. To collect and filter on board water samples for determination of chlorophyll (phytoplankton pigments) concentration and to collect samples for SPM analysis, that will be used for calibrating ocean colour space-borne data under the EU FP7 project HIGHROC.
CEFAS ENDEAVOUR will sail on 4th June from Lowestoft and will return to the same port on 11th June, 2015. This survey involves 24 hour procedures and the scientific staff will be working 4/8 hours shifts (2 people per shift).
|Chief scientist||Ana M Leocadio (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|