Sonne P4 Trials
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||Sonne (06SN)|
|Cruise identifier||P4 Trials|
|Cruise period||2014-09-23 — 2014-10-01|
|Port of departure||Bremerhaven, Germany|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||The purpose of the cruise was the evaluation of the new vessel and its scientific equipment under scientific and technical aspects with a focus on the CTD water sampler and the different integrated underway sensors. A secondary objective is the realistic scientific operation of geophysical and bio-optical instruments on board as training for future scientific expeditions. On board systems for deployment of geophysical instrumentations (e.g. winches, etc.) were evaluated. The scientific objectives are (a) the bio-optical characterisation of water bodies from the North-West European Shelf and the North-East Atlantic and (b) the investigation and comparison of water mass composition.
The following methods/activities were done:
(a) Sampling and testing of different underway systems utilising a ferrybox system, a remote sensing reflectance setup and various laboratory validations.
(b) Bio-optical stations with CTD profiles, bio-optical sensor assembly profiles, radiometer-profiler operations and Secchi disk recording.
(c) Deployment and testing of geophysical instruments (CSEM systems, magnetics, gravimeter)
|Chief scientist||Oliver Zielinski (University of Oldenburg Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment)|
|Cruise report||(0.38 MB)|
|Specific||Northern North Sea|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|