Cruise inventory

RV Edward Forbes 16/75

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Edward Forbes (74EF)
Cruise identifier16/75
Cruise period1975-08-21 — 1975-09-08
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To establish an area in Start Bay for the detailed study of sandwaves and associated dune bed forms.
2. To lay a waverider buoy for subsequent dune studies.
3. To carry out trials with a prototype 'non-trawl' transponder sinker.
4. To carry out sonar trials (a) with various objects to establish their sustainability for use as passive acoustic reflectors, (b) in a vertical tow mode.
5. To carry out acceptance trails of the Decca Tracer buoy, and continue the development of the concept of Differential HiFix.
6. Survey the Port of London Authority trial dredged channel within the sandwave field using Differential HiFix.
7. To carry out field trials with Rangemaster relative position fixing system.
Chief scientistD Nicholas Langhorne (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Edward Forbes 16/75 cruise report edward_forbes16_75.pdf — access key 'C' (0.59 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificStart Bay, Outer Thames Estuary
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: Trials of prototype 'non-trawl' transponder sinker.
Geology and geophysics 
Other geological/geophysical measurementsDescription: echosounder survey to determine area for detailed studies of sandwaves and associated dune bed forms.
Other geological/geophysical measurementsDescription: Diver observation of the lee slope of a major sandwave in the area.