RV Cefas Endeavour 06/16
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)|
|Cruise period||2016-04-18 — 2016-04-19|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Cefas have taken delivery of a major capital item in January (Deep water camera system) and are required to prove it in the field before actual use on surveys planned in May/June. A replacement sidescan towfish is also being tested along with some new acoustic beacons obtained as a result of satisfactory trials using the HIPAP positioning system.
On arrival at the survey area (11:30), the new sidescan system was tested and positional accuracy tested. This element of the gear trials was successfully completed at 17:00. The new camera system was then tested using the drop camera frame as a platform, deployed from the side gantry. Camera trials continued until 01:30 (19/04/16) when one of the HD cameras failed. The vessel then transited back to Lowestoft for a timed arrival to meet the pilot.
|Chief scientist||Suzanne Jayne Ware (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.30 MB)|
|Specific||Coast of East Anglia|