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RV Prince Madog PD16/06

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD16/06
Cruise period2006-05-09 — 2006-05-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesA) To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 32N 3 22W.
B) To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 27N 3 39W.
C) To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
D) 25 hr CTD profiles every 30 minutes at 53 32N 3 22W (main mooring site).

The cruise is the 35th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (A+B+D) and to steam round a CTD grid in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea, objective (C).
Chief scientistPhil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectPOL Coastal Observatory
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD16/06 cruise report pd16_06.pdf — access key 'C' (0.27 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay, eastern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD16/06 cruise track — pd16_06trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 54
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate (H24), phosphate (H22), silicate (H26), near bed and near surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 87
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 87
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 87
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Chemical oceanography 
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 54
Description: Lab analysis for nutrients taken from water bottle samples
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 54
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples POL(22) CEFAS(32)
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 87
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 31
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Current meters53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — SonTek ADV. Single point current readings at 16Hz. Burst mode. Recover and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Telemetry ADCP in sea bed frame, same as above. Recovery and deployment
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Telemetry buoy for above ADCP sea bed frame. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
Chemical oceanography 
Nitrate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted CTD. Recovery and deployment
Nitrate53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Buoy mounted CTD, nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Buoy mounted CTD, nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Buoy mounted CTD, nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
2  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16232122006-05-09 14:30  — 2006-06-23 09:00 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623212
16232242006-05-30 20:18:38  — 2006-06-23 12:38:38 53° 26' 54" N  3° 38' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623224
66  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13236992006-05-09 16:06 53° 31' 51" N  3° 22' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323699
13237062006-05-09 17:03 53° 31' 52" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323706
13237182006-05-09 18:05 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323718
13237312006-05-09 19:02 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323731
13237432006-05-09 20:02 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323743
13237552006-05-09 21:01 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323755
13237672006-05-09 22:12 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323767
13237792006-05-09 23:10 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323779
13237802006-05-10 00:05 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323780
13237922006-05-10 01:06 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323792
13238112006-05-10 02:06 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323811
13238232006-05-10 03:04 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323823
13238352006-05-10 04:02 53° 31' 52" N  3° 22' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323835
13238472006-05-10 05:01 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323847
13238592006-05-10 06:01 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323859
13238602006-05-10 07:01 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323860
13238722006-05-10 08:00 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323872
13238842006-05-10 09:01 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323884
13238962006-05-10 10:04 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323896
13239032006-05-10 11:04 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323903
13239152006-05-10 12:06 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323915
13239272006-05-10 13:04 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323927
13239392006-05-10 14:04 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323939
13239402006-05-10 15:03 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323940
13239522006-05-10 16:02 53° 31' 51" N  3° 22' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323952
13239642006-05-10 17:03 53° 31' 51" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323964
13239762006-05-10 21:37 53° 51' 40" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323976
13239882006-05-10 22:14 53° 47' 1" N  3° 22' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1323988
13240032006-05-10 22:55 53° 42' 0" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1324003
13240152006-05-10 23:38 53° 37' 13" N  3° 22' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1324015
13240272006-05-11 00:29 53° 32' 19" N  3° 22' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1324027
13240392006-05-11 01:19 53° 27' 6" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1324039
13240402006-05-11 12:57 53° 26' 57" N  3° 38' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1324040
16517232006-05-09 16:06 53° 31' 51" N  3° 22' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651723
16517352006-05-09 17:03 53° 31' 52" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651735
16517472006-05-09 18:05 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651747
16517592006-05-09 19:02 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651759
16517602006-05-09 20:02 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651760
16517722006-05-09 21:01 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651772
16517842006-05-09 22:12 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651784
16517962006-05-09 23:10 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651796
16518032006-05-10 00:05 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651803
16518152006-05-10 01:06 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651815
16518272006-05-10 02:06 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651827
16518392006-05-10 03:04 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651839
16518402006-05-10 04:02 53° 31' 52" N  3° 22' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651840
16518522006-05-10 05:01 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651852
16518642006-05-10 06:01 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651864
16518762006-05-10 07:01 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651876
16518882006-05-10 08:00 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651888
16519072006-05-10 09:01 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651907
16519192006-05-10 10:04 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651919
16519202006-05-10 11:04 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651920
16519322006-05-10 12:06 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651932
16519442006-05-10 13:04 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651944
16519562006-05-10 14:04 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651956
16519682006-05-10 15:03 53° 31' 53" N  3° 22' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651968
16519812006-05-10 16:02 53° 31' 51" N  3° 22' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651981
16519932006-05-10 17:03 53° 31' 51" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651993
16520072006-05-10 21:37 53° 51' 40" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652007
16520192006-05-10 22:14 53° 47' 1" N  3° 22' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652019
16520562006-05-11 01:19 53° 27' 6" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652056
16520202006-05-10 22:55 53° 42' 0" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652020
16520322006-05-10 23:38 53° 37' 13" N  3° 22' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652032
16520442006-05-11 00:29 53° 32' 19" N  3° 22' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652044
16520682006-05-11 12:57 53° 26' 57" N  3° 38' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652068
2  Fluorometers
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7004012006-05-09 12:00  — 2006-06-07 23:30 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700401
7003822006-05-11 12:00  — 2006-06-23 13:30 53° 26' 37" N  3° 37' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700382
1  In-situ dissolved gas analyser
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7005302006-05-09 12:00  — 2006-06-23 09:30 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700530
1  In-situ nutrient analyser
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7005052006-05-09 13:08  — 2006-06-21 02:38 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700505
2  Moored CTD
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7003572006-05-09 12:00  — 2006-06-23 09:30 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700357
7003332006-05-11 12:00  — 2006-06-23 13:30 53° 26' 37" N  3° 37' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700333
2  Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7004742006-05-09 12:00  — 2006-06-07 23:30 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700474
7004492006-05-11 12:00  — 2006-06-23 13:30 53° 26' 37" N  3° 37' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700449
1  Surface water sample (unspecified)
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7006462006-05-10 00:00  — 2006-06-23 00:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700646
2  radiometers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
Reference numbers
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7006102006-05-09 12:00  — 2006-06-07 21:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700610
7005782006-05-09 12:00  — 2006-06-07 21:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700578
Discrete samples 
87  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Raw light meter output
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column