Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/31/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/31/98
Cruise period1998-07-27 — 1998-07-31
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesEvaluation of u-tow Phytoplankton sampler.
1. To perform trials and sea acceptance test with new u-tow designed to sample microplankton.
2. To develop parameterisation necessary to write conditional sampling software.
3. To collect zooplankton samples using the plankton sampling mechanism in the u-tow and vertical bongo net hauls.
Chief scientistS Ivan Heaney (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/31/98 cruise report lf31_98.pdf — access key 'C' (0.46 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of observations = 3
Description: Testing the UTOW, having to sclean sections due to sediment blocking various parts of the machine. Various CTD profiles were also made.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stations53° 46' 59" N  5° 37' 59" W — CTD profiles and BONGO net hauls made.
CTD stations53° 27' 57" N  3° 24' 56" W — CTD profiles and BONGO net hauls made.
CTD stations53° 35' 35" N  4° 16' 56" W — CTD profiles and BONGO net hauls made.
CTD stations53° 42' 41" N  5° 5' 21" W — CTD profiles and BONGO net hauls made.