Cruise inventory

RRS Charles Darwin CD143

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD143
Cruise period2002-11-22 — 2002-12-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMuscat, Oman
Port of returnMuscat, Oman
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesMulti-disciplinary. Geological and biological surveys of the Arabian Sea and the continental slope of Oman. The main objectives of the cruise were to produce a map of the bathymetry of the area and to investigate the geological processes that are, and have been, active.
Chief scientistColin L Jacobs (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
ProjectSCHEHEREZADE II
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD143 cruise report cd143.pdf — access key 'C' (3.67 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralArabian Sea
Gulf of Oman
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD143 cruise track — cd143track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 5
Description: Sample: CTD Depth range: 1435-3145m
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 5
Description: Sample: SVP Depth range: 793-3145m
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of deployments = 8
Description: Sample: Agassiz trawl Depth range: N/A
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 7
Description: Sample: Piston Depth range: 425-3106m
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of deployments = 37
Description: Sample: Megacorer Depth range: 325-3185m
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of deployments = 12
Description: Sample: Plastic gravity corer Depth range: 444-3303m
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of deployments = 18
Description: Sample: Kasten corer Depth range: 210-3185m
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Sample: Roughsnap Depth range: 3300m
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 21
Description: Sample: SHRIMP deep towed imaging Depth range: 330-3300m
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: Sample: Widescan Depth range: N/A
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: Sample: MPV chirp sub-bottom profiler Depth range: N/A