Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D240

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD240
Cruise period1999-05-11 — 1999-05-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureSouthampton, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesThe principal objective of the cruise was to test, verify and trial a range of oceanographic instruments developed within SOC in a deep water, free field environment not possible in a land-based laboratory.
Chief scientistIan P Rouse (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D240 cruise report d240.pdf — access key 'C' (0.62 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Celtic Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Discovery D240 cruise track — d240track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: Trialing of a Mini Profiler Vehicle, SUMOSS optical spectrometer, a profiling CTD mooring system, a new design of cable fairing for the SeaSoar vehicle, SHRIMP video and camera vehicle and Deep water stills camera. The instruments were tested in a deep water, free field environment not possible in a land-based laboratory.