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RRS James Cook JC009

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Cook (740H)
Cruise identifierJC009
Cruise period2007-05-01 — 2007-05-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureSouthampton, United Kingdom
Port of returnVigo, Spain
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesTrials programme for the deep-diving Isis Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) on the RRS James Cook in the Bay of Biscay in May 2007.

The trials were of the ROV and its interaction with the vessel, during operations and
during launch and recovery. In addition to the ROV, trials and calibrations were
made of the Long Base Line acoustic navigation system, and of two Elevators
intended to shuttle equipment and samples between the surface and the seabed.
These were carried out in deep water (4850m). Scientific equipment to be mounted
on the Elevators and the ROV, including a benthic incubation chamber, a high
dynamic range mosaic camera and biological and geological sample collection
devices were also tested. Data collection protocols were exercised, and work on the post-processing of Isis swath bathymetry data was completed.
Chief scientistGwyn Griffiths (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Coordinating bodyNOCS
Cruise reportRRS James Cook JC009 cruise report jc009.pdf — access key 'C' (1.27 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
SpecificBay of Biscay
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: 8-sphere elevator, A and B and trial
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: Isis Long Basel Line (LBL), trandponder moorings
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of recoveries = 5
Description: Isis Long Basel Line (LBL), trandponder moorings
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of dives = 6
Description: Isis
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of recoveries = 5
Description: Compatt transponders
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: Compatt transponders
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of recoveries = 3
Description: 8-sphere elevator, A and B and trial
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of observations = 3
Description: video mosaic line and grid and photo mosaic grid
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: sound velocity profile
Other geological/geophysical measurementsDescription: swath bathymetry map