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Celtic Explorer CE0716

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE0716
Cruise period2007-06-19 — 2007-06-25
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGalway, Ireland
Port of returnGalway, Ireland
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe main objective of this very short cruise was to refurbish the PAP observatory (NE Atlantic), a long term study site at which a variety of observations have been made over the past 20 years with increasing levels of intensity and sophistication.
In addition to this a small number of other observations were made and samples collected. In order to increase public awareness of observational oceanography film interviews were carried out and a daily web diary maintained.

Celtic Explorer slipped her moorings exactly on schedule and proceeded to the PAP site at about 10knots in moderate seas. During the entire occupation of the site the weather remained good and no time was lost to this. During the 2 .5 days at the site, almost all of the objectives were met with considerable success and we left the site with a major new mooring deployed and sending some of the data back in real time to NOC. This will be recovered in September 2008. In addition, a sediment trap was successfully recovered, all traps having worked perfectly since July 2006 and a replacement mooring was deployed. A Bathysnap time lapse benthic camera system was successfully deployed but the only major failure was to recover the Bathysnap deployed at the site in July 2006.
Chief scientistRichard Stephen Lampitt (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
ProjectPAP observatory
Cruise reportCeltic Explorer CE0716 cruise report ce716.pdf — access key 'C' (1.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNE Atlantic - PAP observatory site
Track chartsCeltic Explorer CE0716 cruise track — ce716trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 47
Description: Water Bottle Stations, salts x 35, nutrients x 30, chlorophyl x 38, co2 x 9, phytoplankton x 9 samples
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: CTD casts
Chemical oceanography 
Carbon dioxideQuantity: number of samples = 47
Description: Water Bottle Stations, salts x 35, nutrients x 30, chlorophyl x 38, co2 x 9, phytoplankton x 9 samples
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of samples = 47
Description: Water Bottle Stations, salts x 35, nutrients x 30, chlorophyl x 38, co2 x 9, phytoplankton x 9 samples
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 47
Description: Water Bottle Stations, salts x 35, nutrients x 30, chlorophyl x 38, co2 x 9, phytoplankton x 9 samples
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of hauls = 6
Description: 200micron zooplankton net - 200 - 0m
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: Snatcher - deployed at DCM
PhytobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 47
Description: Water Bottle Stations, salts x 35, nutrients x 30, chlorophyl x 38, co2 x 9, phytoplankton x 9 samples
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters48° 55' 14" N  16° 18' 24" W — PAP1: At 30M NAS nitrate analyser x 1, ISUS, nitrate analyser x 1, SAMI, carbon dioxide concentration. Analyser x 1, flntsub fluorometer x 1, seabird microcats, sbe37 x 10, (1 at 30m, 1 at 45m, 1 at 60m, 1 at 75m, 1 at 90m, 1 at 110m, 1 at 130m, 1 at 150m, 1 at 200m, 1 at 250m, 1 at 300m, 1 at 1000m,) Deployed 22/06/07
Current meters48° 59' 9" N  16° 25' 38" W — PAP3: Sediment Trap (3 x McLane - 21 cup) 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m), RCM current meters 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m) recovered 23/06/07
Current meters48° 58' 28" N  16° 32' 21" W — PAP3: Sediment Trap (3 x McLane - 21 cup) 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m), RCM current meters 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m) deployed 23/06/07
Chemical oceanography 
Carbon dioxide48° 55' 14" N  16° 18' 24" W — PAP1: At 30M NAS nitrate analyser x 1, ISUS, nitrate analyser x 1, SAMI, carbon dioxide concentration. Analyser x 1, flntsub fluorometer x 1, seabird microcats, sbe37 x 10, (1 at 30m, 1 at 45m, 1 at 60m, 1 at 75m, 1 at 90m, 1 at 110m, 1 at 130m, 1 at 150m, 1 at 200m, 1 at 250m, 1 at 300m, 1 at 1000m,) Deployed 22/06/07
Nitrate48° 55' 14" N  16° 18' 24" W — PAP1: At 30M NAS nitrate analyser x 1, ISUS, nitrate analyser x 1, SAMI, carbon dioxide concentration. Analyser x 1, flntsub fluorometer x 1, seabird microcats, sbe37 x 10, (1 at 30m, 1 at 45m, 1 at 60m, 1 at 75m, 1 at 90m, 1 at 110m, 1 at 130m, 1 at 150m, 1 at 200m, 1 at 250m, 1 at 300m, 1 at 1000m,) Deployed 22/06/07
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)48° 55' 14" N  16° 18' 24" W — PAP1: At 30M NAS nitrate analyser x 1, ISUS, nitrate analyser x 1, SAMI, carbon dioxide concentration. Analyser x 1, flntsub fluorometer x 1, seabird microcats, sbe37 x 10, (1 at 30m, 1 at 45m, 1 at 60m, 1 at 75m, 1 at 90m, 1 at 110m, 1 at 130m, 1 at 150m, 1 at 200m, 1 at 250m, 1 at 300m, 1 at 1000m,) Deployed 22/06/07
Sediment traps48° 58' 28" N  16° 32' 21" W — PAP3: Sediment Trap (3 x McLane - 21 cup) 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m), RCM current meters 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m) deployed 23/06/07
Sediment traps48° 59' 9" N  16° 25' 38" W — PAP3: Sediment Trap (3 x McLane - 21 cup) 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m), RCM current meters 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m) recovered 23/06/07
Zoobenthos49° 0' 5" N  16° 27' 17" W — PAP 4: Bathysnap, time lapse camera, x1, on sea bed, Deployed 23/06/07
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Reference numbers
Date and time
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9451702007-06-19 22:47:51  — 2007-06-25 09:44:47 48° 54' 53" N  16° 32' 44" W — 52° 53' 34" N  9° 45' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 945170
5  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13507282007-06-21 14:07 48° 59' 56" N  16° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1350728
13507412007-06-21 18:38 48° 59' 56" N  16° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1350741
13507532007-06-21 19:47 48° 59' 56" N  16° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1350753
13507652007-06-22 12:43 49° 0' 7" N  16° 27' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1350765
13507772007-06-23 16:56 48° 58' 33" N  16° 30' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1350777
11  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Density of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8880882007-06-21 10:38:36  — 2007-06-21 11:24:05 48° 59' 56" N  16° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 888088
8881072007-06-21 13:51:30  — 2007-06-21 14:20:31 48° 59' 56" N  16° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 888107
8881192007-06-21 14:51:49  — 2007-06-21 16:20:28 48° 59' 56" N  16° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 888119
8881202007-06-21 18:24:18  — 2007-06-21 18:47:34 48° 59' 56" N  16° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 888120
8881322007-06-21 19:44:47  — 2007-06-21 19:49:59 48° 59' 56" N  16° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 888132
8881442007-06-21 20:03:48  — 2007-06-21 21:29:26 48° 59' 56" N  16° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 888144
8881562007-06-22 12:27:41  — 2007-06-22 12:53:39 49° 0' 7" N  16° 27' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 888156
8881682007-06-22 20:09:04  — 2007-06-22 22:12:04 49° 5' 2" N  16° 24' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 888168
8881812007-06-23 01:04:54  — 2007-06-23 02:38:21 48° 54' 59" N  16° 18' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 888181
8881932007-06-23 03:44:40  — 2007-06-23 04:45:20 48° 54' 59" N  16° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 888193
8882002007-06-23 15:27:51  — 2007-06-23 17:26:57 48° 58' 36" N  16° 30' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 888200
1  Fluorometers
Moored instrument depth
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10834052007-06-22 16:02:45  — 2007-08-09 07:03:33 49° 0' 0" N  16° 25' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083405
1  In-situ dissolved gas analyser
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10581372007-06-28 15:00  — 2007-08-08 23:00 49° 0' 0" N  16° 25' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1058137
12  Moored CTD
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
12258772007-06-22 18:00  — 2007-07-25 02:00 49° 0' 58" N  16° 24' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1225877
12258892007-06-22 18:00  — 2007-07-25 02:00 49° 0' 58" N  16° 24' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1225889
12258902007-06-22 18:00  — 2007-07-24 18:00 49° 0' 58" N  16° 24' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1225890
12259082007-06-22 18:00  — 2007-07-25 14:00 49° 0' 58" N  16° 24' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1225908
12258042007-06-23 14:00  — 2007-08-03 00:00 49° 0' 58" N  16° 24' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1225804
12259212007-06-22 18:00  — 2007-07-25 14:00 49° 0' 58" N  16° 24' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1225921
12259332007-06-22 18:00  — 2007-07-27 02:00 49° 0' 58" N  16° 24' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1225933
12258162007-06-22 18:00  — 2007-07-25 02:00 49° 0' 58" N  16° 24' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1225816
12258282007-06-22 18:00  — 2007-07-25 02:00 49° 0' 58" N  16° 24' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1225828
12258412007-06-22 18:00  — 2007-07-25 02:00 49° 0' 58" N  16° 24' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1225841
12258532007-06-22 18:00  — 2007-07-25 02:00 49° 0' 58" N  16° 24' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1225853
12258652007-06-22 18:00  — 2007-07-25 02:00 49° 0' 58" N  16° 24' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1225865
Discrete samples 
8  CTD frame plus rosette samplerChlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column