Cruise inventory

Sand Pebbler

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameSand Pebbler
Cruise period1981-05-13 — 1981-05-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureDartmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnDartmouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo establish a suitable launch point for the SAR 580 buoy in similar conditions as for the fly past day, and obtain a track plot and depth profile over a period of about 3 hours drift. As a separate exercise the wave staff and echo sounder to be used in the SAR 580 to be installed in Sand Pebbler and tested in the vicinity of Dartmouth.
Chief scientistAndrew P Salkield (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Coordinating bodyNERC
Cruise reportSand Pebbler  cruise report sand_pebbler_may81.pdf — access key 'C' (0.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Deployment and tracking of the buoy took place during the cruise.
Gear researchQuantity: number of observations = 3
Description: Equiptment trials took place during the cruise.