Cruise inventory

FS Poseidon PO300_2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Poseidon (06PO)
Cruise identifierPO300_2
Cruise period2003-07-19 — 2003-08-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGlasgow, United Kingdom
Port of returnGlasgow, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To perform hydrographic surveys along the Standard Rockall section (Ellett Line).
2. Recover current meter moorings at Stations F and M either side of Anton Dohrn Seamount.
3. Obtain 501 surface samples of sea water from Anton Dohrn to Sound of Mull for Technesium studies.
4. Hydrophone Survey in Rockall Channel and Minch to monitor cetacean activity.
5. Deploy 2 moorings on the Wyville Thomson Ridge, WTT and WTB.
6. Obtain cores and photographs from 2 stations either side of the Ridge in ~1100m, WTS and WTNa.
7. Conduct various CTD lines along and across the ridge.
8. Opportunistic photographic, coring and CTD work in the Minch due to the weather.
The cruise was divided into 2 legs, Objectives 1 to 4 being covered by Leg 1. There was no sign of moorings F and M despite an extensive acoustic search. Argos Alerts had been received from both these moorings prior to the cruise. All other Objectives on Leg 1 were achieved.
Leg 2 was affected by adverse weather conditions towards the end of the cruise resulting in Objective 8 being added. Objective 6 was largely achieved. WTNa was not an ideal site from a coring perspective so a new site at WTNb was chosen as an alternative. Only one mooring was deployed, namely VTT. Only a few CTDs were worked as part of Objective 7.
Chief scientistColin R Griffiths (Scottish Association for Marine Science)
ProjectNorthern Seas Programme
Coordinating bodySAMS
Cruise reportFS Poseidon PO300_2 cruise report poseidon300_2.pdf — access key 'C' (0.97 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificN.E. Atlantic, Rockall Channel, Minch and Wyville Thomson Ridge
Track chartsFS Poseidon PO300_2 cruise track — poseidon300_2_drafttrack.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: Water bottle stations using SeaBird rosette for subsequent salinity and nutrient analysis
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 82
Description: SBE9/11+ CTD system with T, P, C, Fluo and O2.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 15
Description: 50-litre collected underway from surface for Technecium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 18
Description: Zooplankton vertical net, samples preserved on board and returned to lab
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: NIOZ box corer, sieved on board, returned to lab for species identification
Mammals and reptilesQuantity: number of surveys = 18
Description: Hydrophone surveys for Cetacean detection
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Bedhop Camera, colour slide film returned to lab, main interest benthic communities
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: SMBA Multi/Mega corer, cores sliced on board and returned to lab for geochemical analysis
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: SAMS gravity Corer, cores returned to lab for geological examination
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters57° 30' 29" N  12° 14' 30" W — Attempted recovery - a string of 5 Aanderaa RCMs. No contact with mooring. (F)
Current meters57° 17' 59" N  60° 10' 59" W — Attempted recovery - a string of 6 Aanderaa RCMs. No contact with mooring. (M)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)60° 10' 59" N  7° 43' 59" W — Deployed - near bottom LR ADCP, 1 RCM, 1 Seacat and 10 miniloggers. (WTT)
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Platform or instrument orientation
Acoustic backscatter in the water column
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Platform or instrument orientation
Acoustic backscatter in the water column
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10144472003-08-01 09:30  — 2004-05-26 05:00 60° 10' 58" N  7° 44' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1014447
20  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13542442003-07-25 04:59 56° 44' 7" N  7° 39' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354244
13542562003-07-25 07:45 56° 43' 59" N  7° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354256
13542682003-07-25 11:37 56° 44' 6" N  6° 44' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354268
13542812003-07-25 13:18 56° 44' 0" N  6° 27' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354281
13542932003-07-25 15:42 56° 40' 10" N  6° 8' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354293
13540842003-07-21 00:44 57° 35' 3" N  13° 37' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354084
13540962003-07-21 04:43 57° 32' 54" N  13° 0' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354096
13541032003-07-21 06:38 57° 31' 54" N  12° 51' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354103
13541152003-07-21 21:26 57° 30' 32" N  12° 14' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354115
13541272003-07-22 01:52 57° 31' 55" N  12° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354127
13541392003-07-22 09:57 57° 28' 57" N  11° 32' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354139
13541402003-07-22 14:13 57° 27' 1" N  11° 5' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354140
13541522003-07-22 19:06 57° 22' 10" N  10° 40' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354152
13541642003-07-22 23:13 57° 17' 57" N  10° 22' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354164
13541762003-07-23 19:13 57° 8' 57" N  9° 42' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354176
13541882003-07-24 11:09 57° 6' 1" N  9° 25' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354188
13542072003-07-24 15:25 57° 3' 3" N  9° 12' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354207
13542192003-07-24 17:54 57° 0' 1" N  8° 59' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354219
13542202003-07-24 22:00 56° 52' 58" N  8° 30' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354220
13542322003-07-25 02:02 56° 47' 2" N  8° 0' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354232
82  CTD/STD cast
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8456662003-08-05 01:24  — 2003-08-05 01:30 56° 8' 17" N  6° 34' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845666
8456782003-08-05 01:57  — 2003-08-05 02:01 56° 6' 46" N  6° 30' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845678
8456912003-08-05 02:30  — 2003-08-05 02:34 56° 5' 22" N  6° 26' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845691
8457092003-08-05 03:04  — 2003-08-05 03:08 56° 3' 52" N  6° 22' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845709
8457102003-08-05 13:04  — 2003-08-05 13:13 55° 9' 23" N  5° 59' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845710
8457222003-08-05 13:51  — 2003-08-05 14:03 55° 11' 18" N  5° 55' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845722
8457342003-08-05 14:35  — 2003-08-05 14:48 55° 13' 5" N  5° 51' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845734
8457462003-08-05 15:23  — 2003-08-05 15:35 55° 15' 9" N  5° 47' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845746
8457582003-08-05 16:07  — 2003-08-05 16:17 55° 16' 41" N  5° 44' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845758
8448722003-07-20 22:45  — 2003-07-20 22:59 57° 34' 4" N  13° 20' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844872
8448842003-07-21 00:36  — 2003-07-21 00:51 57° 35' 3" N  13° 37' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844884
8448962003-07-21 04:30  — 2003-07-21 04:55 57° 32' 54" N  13° 0' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844896
8449032003-07-21 06:05  — 2003-07-21 07:10 57° 31' 54" N  12° 51' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844903
8449152003-07-21 20:38  — 2003-07-21 22:14 57° 30' 32" N  12° 14' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844915
8449272003-07-22 00:58  — 2003-07-22 02:46 57° 31' 55" N  12° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844927
8449392003-07-22 06:19  — 2003-07-22 07:50 57° 29' 37" N  11° 51' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844939
8449402003-07-22 09:03  — 2003-07-22 10:50 57° 28' 57" N  11° 32' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844940
8449522003-07-22 12:02  — 2003-07-22 12:42 57° 27' 57" N  11° 19' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844952
8449642003-07-22 13:53  — 2003-07-22 14:32 57° 27' 1" N  11° 5' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844964
8449762003-07-22 15:51  — 2003-07-22 16:24 57° 24' 17" N  10° 52' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844976
8449882003-07-22 18:07  — 2003-07-22 20:05 57° 22' 10" N  10° 40' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844988
8450032003-07-22 22:14  — 2003-07-23 00:11 57° 17' 57" N  10° 22' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845003
8450152003-07-23 02:48  — 2003-07-23 04:25 57° 14' 6" N  10° 3' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845015
8450272003-07-23 18:20  — 2003-07-23 20:05 57° 8' 57" N  9° 42' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845027
8450392003-07-23 21:03  — 2003-07-23 22:28 57° 7' 24" N  9° 33' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845039
8450402003-07-24 10:25  — 2003-07-24 11:52 57° 6' 1" N  9° 25' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845040
8450522003-07-24 13:18  — 2003-07-24 14:12 57° 4' 39" N  9° 19' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845052
8450642003-07-24 15:11  — 2003-07-24 15:38 57° 3' 3" N  9° 12' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845064
8450762003-07-24 16:44  — 2003-07-24 16:51 57° 1' 31" N  9° 6' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845076
8450882003-07-24 17:43  — 2003-07-24 18:05 57° 0' 1" N  8° 59' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845088
8451072003-07-24 19:35  — 2003-07-24 19:52 56° 56' 57" N  8° 46' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845107
8451192003-07-24 21:45  — 2003-07-24 22:15 56° 52' 58" N  8° 30' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845119
8451202003-07-24 23:42  — 2003-07-24 23:50 56° 50' 15" N  8° 20' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845120
8451322003-07-25 01:55  — 2003-07-25 02:08 56° 47' 2" N  8° 0' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845132
8451442003-07-25 04:23  — 2003-07-25 04:32 56° 44' 1" N  7° 39' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845144
8451562003-07-25 04:56  — 2003-07-25 05:02 56° 44' 7" N  7° 39' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845156
8451682003-07-25 06:05  — 2003-07-25 06:23 56° 44' 1" N  7° 29' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845168
8451812003-07-25 07:33  — 2003-07-25 07:57 56° 43' 59" N  7° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845181
8451932003-07-25 10:11  — 2003-07-25 10:28 56° 44' 4" N  6° 59' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845193
8452002003-07-25 11:33  — 2003-07-25 11:40 56° 44' 6" N  6° 44' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845200
8452122003-07-25 13:11  — 2003-07-25 13:24 56° 44' 0" N  6° 27' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845212
8452242003-07-25 14:34  — 2003-07-25 14:36 56° 41' 6" N  6° 17' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845224
8452362003-07-25 15:34  — 2003-07-25 15:49 56° 40' 10" N  6° 8' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845236
8452482003-07-25 18:07  — 2003-07-25 18:27 56° 48' 20" N  6° 31' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845248
8452612003-07-27 18:51  — 2003-07-27 19:45 59° 42' 57" N  7° 9' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845261
8452732003-07-28 20:39  — 2003-07-28 21:26 59° 49' 12" N  6° 57' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845273
8452852003-07-28 22:15  — 2003-07-28 22:58 59° 52' 6" N  6° 50' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845285
8452972003-07-29 00:00  — 2003-07-29 00:31 59° 55' 4" N  6° 43' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845297
8453042003-07-29 01:29  — 2003-07-29 01:50 59° 58' 6" N  6° 37' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845304
8453162003-07-29 02:52  — 2003-07-29 03:17 60° 1' 5" N  6° 30' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845316
8453282003-07-29 20:02  — 2003-07-29 21:12 60° 10' 4" N  6° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845328
8453412003-07-29 22:13  — 2003-07-29 23:03 60° 6' 57" N  6° 16' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845341
8453532003-07-30 00:03  — 2003-07-30 00:42 60° 4' 0" N  6° 23' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845353
8453652003-07-30 01:24  — 2003-07-30 01:54 60° 1' 40" N  6° 29' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845365
8453772003-07-30 02:49  — 2003-07-30 03:20 60° 3' 5" N  6° 37' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845377
8453892003-07-30 09:46  — 2003-07-30 10:42 60° 6' 5" N  6° 5' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845389
8453902003-07-30 16:22  — 2003-07-30 17:59 60° 3' 2" N  6° 49' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845390
8454082003-07-30 17:41  — 2003-07-30 18:18 60° 5' 6" N  6° 56' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845408
8454212003-07-30 19:03  — 2003-07-30 19:58 60° 6' 43" N  7° 4' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845421
8454332003-07-30 20:52  — 2003-07-30 21:32 60° 8' 31" N  7° 13' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845433
8454452003-07-30 22:24  — 2003-07-30 22:59 60° 10' 27" N  7° 23' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845445
8454572003-07-30 23:43  — 2003-07-31 00:17 60° 12' 26" N  7° 31' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845457
8454692003-07-31 00:56  — 2003-07-31 01:33 60° 14' 7" N  7° 39' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845469
8454702003-07-31 02:13  — 2003-07-31 02:51 60° 16' 9" N  7° 48' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845470
8454822003-07-31 03:32  — 2003-07-31 04:06 60° 17' 41" N  7° 55' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845482
8454942003-08-01 05:17  — 2003-08-01 05:50 60° 10' 51" N  7° 44' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845494
8455012003-08-03 23:08  — 2003-08-03 23:12 56° 36' 43" N  6° 20' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845501
8455132003-08-03 23:40  — 2003-08-03 23:50 56° 37' 13" N  6° 20' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845513
8455252003-08-04 00:10  — 2003-08-04 00:16 56° 37' 26" N  6° 22' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845525
8455372003-08-04 00:35  — 2003-08-04 00:42 56° 37' 56" N  6° 22' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845537
8455492003-08-04 01:07  — 2003-08-04 01:11 56° 38' 19" N  6° 24' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845549
8455502003-08-04 01:30  — 2003-08-04 01:36 56° 38' 43" N  6° 25' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845550
8455622003-08-04 01:52  — 2003-08-04 02:01 56° 39' 17" N  6° 26' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845562
8455742003-08-04 02:17  — 2003-08-04 02:25 56° 39' 23" N  6° 26' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845574
8455862003-08-04 07:04  — 2003-08-04 07:28 56° 22' 52" N  6° 30' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845586
8455982003-08-04 20:54  — 2003-08-04 21:07 56° 18' 28" N  7° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845598
8456052003-08-04 21:33  — 2003-08-04 21:42 56° 17' 2" N  7° 0' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845605
8456172003-08-04 22:09  — 2003-08-04 22:18 56° 15' 39" N  6° 56' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845617
8456292003-08-04 22:45  — 2003-08-04 22:55 56° 14' 15" N  6° 52' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845629
8456302003-08-04 23:30  — 2003-08-04 23:37 56° 12' 36" N  6° 47' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845630
8456422003-08-05 00:09  — 2003-08-05 00:14 56° 11' 12" N  6° 43' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845642
8456542003-08-05 00:49  — 2003-08-05 00:55 56° 9' 41" N  6° 39' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 845654
Discrete samples 
29  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Unclassified pigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column