Cruise inventory

S.V.Fathomer

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameS.V.Fathomer
Cruise period1976-11-01 — 1976-11-04
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
Objectives1. To investigate the towing performance of two prototype Fast Continuous Plankton Recorders (FCPR).
2. To compare, where possible, the sampling performance of the prototype FCPR and the Continuous Plankton Recorder.
3. Measure the envelope of depth, speed, cable length and tail plane attitude of the FCPR to assess its potential for a Limited Depth Undulating Oceanographic Recorder (LDUOR).
Chief scientistJames Aiken (Institute of Marine Environmental Research, Plymouth)
Cruise reportS.V.Fathomer  cruise report fathomerii_nov76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 42
Description: A number of hauls were made on the cruise, to compare the performance of gear.