Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/15/2001

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/15/2001
Cruise period2001-04-11 — 2001-04-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To service the DARD offshore mooring.
2. To map the surface distribution of temperature and salinity in the western Irish Sea.
3. To investigate water column structure and the vertical distribution of dissolved inorganic nutrients and microplankton biomass at the DARD fixed sampling stations in the Irish Sea.
4. To collect samples of suspended particulate material for estimation of particulate organic carbon and nitrogen, bulk biochemical constituents (protein, carbohydrate and lipid) and microplankton species composition and abundance.
5.To collect zooplankton samples from the DARD fixed sampling stations.
Chief scientistRichard Gowen (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/15/2001 cruise report lf15_01.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea.
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of recoveries = 1
Description: The DARD mooring was serviced and redeployed.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Off the DARD offshore mooring a vertical profile of temperature, salinity and water samples were taken to determine the concentration of dissolved nutrients, estimation of phytoplankton chlorpohyll and characterisation of the seston. No. of samples not specified.
Subsurface temperature measurementsQuantity: number of recoveries = 1
Description: The DARD mooring was serviced and redeployed.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Off the DARD offshore mooring a vertical profile of temperature, salinity and water samples were taken to determine the concentration of dissolved nutrients, estimation of phytoplankton chlorpohyll and characterisation of the seston. No. of samples not specified.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: 3 zooplankton net hauls were taken using a 200µm ring net.