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RV Cefas Endeavour 12B/05

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier12B/05
Cruise period2005-07-26 — 2005-07-31
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To sample benthos and sediments for time-series studies at EARS sites in the Eastern English Channel using the Hamon grab, and undertake UWTV sledge work at a selection of those sites (AE0916).
2. To collect groundtruthing samples using Hamon grab (with camera fitted), UWTV sledge and drop camera and 2m Beam trawls, from up to 150 sites in the Eastern English Channel (C2282).
3. To collect acoustic (multibeam, sidescan sonar, AGDS) data from within the boundaries of the groundtruthing survey (C2282).
Chief scientistDavid Stephen Limpenny (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 12B/05 cruise programme endeavour12_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.42 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 12B/05 cruise report endeavour12_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.43 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 12B/05 cruise track — endeavour12_05trk.pdf (0.40 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 40
Description: sampled with 2m Jennings type beam trawl.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 150
Description: HamCam and Shipek grab.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 40
Description: surveyed a towed video sledge or drop camera depending on the topography.
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: activity duration in days = 8
Description: Multibeam bathymetry between stations