Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/23/2001

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/23/2001
Cruise period2001-06-03 — 2001-06-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesBenthic Studies
1. Sample sediments in transect leading to centre of NW Irish Sea "mud patch".
2. Acoustic and Video survey of select areas within NW Irish Sea.
3. Camera Survey N Channel Disposal Site.
Chief scientistMatt Service (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/23/2001 cruise report lf23_01.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorthern Irish Sea.
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: Sediment samples were collected using a Day grab, with stainless steel jaws at stations approx. 10km part.
GrabDescription: Grab samples were gathered at selected stations surveyed previously. No. of samples not specified.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Video tows were made at two stations. Visibility was poor thought the prescence of tube worms could be detected.
Bottom photographyDescription: Video and side-scan ''ground truthing'' was used to look at areas of interest. In particular small patches of rocky reef with abundant epifauna.
Geophysical measurements made at depthDescription: The RoxAnn was running continuously.
Long/short range side scan sonarDescription: Video and side-scan ''ground truthing'' was used to look at areas of interest. In particular small patches of rocky reef with abundant epifauna.