Cruise inventory

RV Cefas Endeavour 7/03

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier7/03
Cruise period2003-09-11 — 2003-09-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposePassage
Objectives1. To sample infaunal and epifaunal invertebrates at a series of sites subject to different levels of trawling disturbance for production studies. Completed in full.
2. To sample infaunal and epifaunal invertebrates and fish at a series of sites subject to different levels of trawling disturbance for food web studies. Completed in full.
3. To survey sites in the central and northern North Sea with side scan sonar in an attempt to locate new areas for the study of fishing impacts. Completed in full.
4. To collect fish and benthic invertebrate species for stable isotope analysis. Completed for demersal fish, but not for pelagic fish due to the reliability of information provided by the Scanmar system being too poor to allow the net to be fished in the standard way.
Chief scientistSimon Jennings (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 7/03 cruise report endeavour7_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: 2m beam trawl.
Pelagic fish
Geology and geophysics 
Dredge
Grab
Long/short range side scan sonarDescription: side scan sonar.