Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D123B

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD123B
Cruise period1981-08-26 — 1981-09-10
Port of departureBergen, Norway
Port of returnImmingham, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Investigation of the morphology of the continental slope to the west of Norway with particular reference to the major slump structures at Storegga and south of Bear Island in the Barents Sea.
2. Investigation of the morphology of the deep water coral banks on the continental margin to the west of Norway.
3. Operational trials of the new digital correlator for the GLORIA system.
4. Intercomparison trials of the new 80/90 kHz and 245/255 kHz side-scan sonars.
Chief scientistJohn B Wilson (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D123B cruise report d123.pdf — access key 'C' (0.36 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBarents Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificStoregga; Bear Island
Track chartsRRS Discovery D123B cruise track — trk2916b.html
Routine standard measurements
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosounding
Long/short range side scan sonar
Single channel seismic reflection