Cruise inventory

RV Vickers Venturer 34/69

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameRV Vickers Venturer
Cruise identifier34/69
Cruise period1969-11-07 — 1969-11-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureOban, United Kingdom
Port of returnTarbert, United Kingdom
ObjectivesArea of lower Loch Fyne.

8th Nov: observing the envionment of manganese nodules; deep water 3 miles SE of Tarbert
9th Nov, 1: plankton observation and identification; deep water due E of Tarbert
9th Nov, 2: evaluation of fisheries research potential of Pisces; off Tarbert Bank.
10th Nov: geology - geomorphology of the base of the main trench; in trough 3 miles SE of Tarbert .
11th Nov: observations of clam dredge and experimental photography; Clunaig Bay.
12th Nov: geology - geological exposures observed on the cliff and crags, sediment typye and geomorphology studied; centre of deep water, 3 miles SE of Tarbert.

Pisces equipment:
scanning sonar; pressure depth gauge; echo-sounder; sea temperature gauge; CCTV; sonar voice communication; radio comunications; gyro compass; speedometer.
Chief scientistR A Eden (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportRV Vickers Venturer 34/69 cruise report 34_69.pdf — access key 'C' (4.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLower Loch Fyne
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Pisces equipment
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Description: Pisces equipment
Other physical oceanographic measurementsDescription: radio communications, voice communication, gyro compass, speedometer
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of dives = 6
Description: made throughout the cruise observing different parameters
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyDescription: Pisces equipment
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: Pisces equipment
Long/short range side scan sonarDescription: Pisces equipment
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of dives = 6
Description: made throughout the cruise observing different parameters