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RV Calanus Autosub Deployment ML06

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Calanus (745R)
Cruise identifierAutosub Deployment ML06
Cruise period1999-10-26 — 1999-11-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureOban, United Kingdom
Port of returnOban, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo collect a 2D vertical profile of oxygen, temperature, salinity and turbidity in the upper basin of Loch Etive, Scotland, using Autosub 2.
To test and deploy vehicle-mounted dissolved manganese sensor - failed.
To collect water samples by using Autosub, for dissolved and particulate manganese and iron.
See document: Autolog.wpd for detailed narrative.
Chief scientistChristopher R German (Southampton Oceanography Centre), Julian Overnell (Scottish Association for Marine Science), Kenneth D Black (Scottish Association for Marine Science), Peter J Statham (University of Southampton School of Ocean and Earth Science)
ProjectAutosub Thematic Programme
Coordinating bodyNERC
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificUpper basin of Loch Etive
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: CTD, oxygen and water samples for manganese and iron analysis.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 7
Description: Measurements taken by sensors on board Autosub 2.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: activity duration in days = 7
Description: Measurements taken by sensors on board Autosub 2.
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 7
Description: Measurements taken by sensors on board Autosub 2.
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elementsQuantity: number of samples = 300
Description: Samples taken for subsequent analysis of dissolved and particulate manganese and iron.