RV Cefas Endeavour 3/03
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)|
|Cruise period||2003-05-04 — 2003-05-20|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1) 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 scientist||Derek Roy Eaton (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Specific||eastern English Channel|