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RV Cefas Endeavour 6/05

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier6/05
Cruise period2005-04-22 — 2005-05-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. Characterise the hydrographic structure associated with the buoyancy plume down the NE coast and onto the Dogger Bank by use of towed undulating CTDs (scanfish).
2. Deploy ARGOS drifting buoys to quantify the Lagrangian circulation.
3. Deploy Mooring (ADCP and thermistor chain) to study the mixing processes in the transitional region.
4. Conduct experiments for Phytoplankton production both by Nitrogen uptake method and by Carbon14 labelling.
5. Take samples for POC and PON analysis.
6. Trial an Optical Nutrient analyser.
All the primary aims of the cruise were achieved.
Chief scientistLiam Fernand (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 6/05 cruise report endeavour6_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.83 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificCentral North Sea; Dogger Bank region and Oyster grounds
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 6/05 cruise track — endeavour6_05trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stations
CTD stations
Other physical oceanographic measurementsDescription: 3 Argos buoys deployed.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)