Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/09/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/09/95
Cruise period1995-05-13 — 1995-05-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distributions in the north western Irish Sea.
2) To recover, service and redeploy instrumentation moored in the central Irish Sea.
3) To assess water current movement with depth, over selected areas of the cruise track, using the ship's acoustic doppler current profiling system.
4) To compare macrofaunal composition in sediment over different areas of the north western Irish Sea.
Chief scientistBrian Stewart (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/09/95 cruise report lf09_95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth western and central Irish Sea.
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/09/95 cruise track — lf09_95track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Underwater light measurements were made using a multi spectral light meter at stations 38 and 45
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Samples were taken for the determination of oxygen by the Winkler method at stations 38, 45 and 50.
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Sediment cores taken from stations 47 and 38 were sub-sampled for C/N
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Sediment cores taken from stations 47 and 38 were sub-sampled for chlorophyll a analysis
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of deployments = 10
Description: Benthic survey station 54: the box corer was deployed acquiring undisturbed profiles of sediment.
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Sediment cores were taken at station 47 and 38 (deployed 10 times)
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stations53° 51' 5" N  5° 33' 25" W — Mooring site at station 38. Samplers were serviced, attached to the mooring and redeployed
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 51' 7" N  5° 33' 51" W — Recovery of the second mooring transmissometer, instrument serviced and attached to the mooring which was redeployed
Current meters53° 51' 7" N  5° 33' 51" W — Recovery of the second mooring current meters, instruments serviced and attached to the mooring which was redeployed
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment traps53° 51' 7" N  5° 33' 51" W — Recovery of the second mooring of sediment traps, instruments serviced and attached to the mooring which was redeployed