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RV Cefas Endeavour 3/03

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier3/03
Cruise period2003-05-04 — 2003-05-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To conduct a plankton survey using a 53 cm high speed tow net fitted with the Guildline CTD monitoring system, to determine the distribution and abundance of crab (Cancer pagurus) larvae in relation to fishing ground and sea bed sediments over the sea area bounded by latitudes 48° 00' N and 51° 30' N and longitudes 7° 00' W and 3° 00' E, with particular emphasis on the eastern English Channel.
2) To continuously monitor the seabed topography using a combination of swathe bathymetry and QTC ground discrimination.
3) To continuously monitor temperature and salinity of sub-surface sea water.
4) To deploy 5 satellite tracked Argos drifting buoys.
Chief scientistDerek Roy Eaton (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Specificeastern English Channel