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RV Prince Madog PD16/07

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD16/07
Cruise period2007-07-26 — 2007-07-28
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 deploy an ADCP (Combined setup, for turbulence) & ADV mooring at 53 32N 3 22W.
C) To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 27N 3 39W.
D) To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.

The cruise is the 46th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (A+B) and to steam round a CTD grid in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea, objective (C).
Chief scientistPhil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectCoastal Observatory Cruise
Coordinating bodyPOL
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD16/07 cruise report pd16_07.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay/eastern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD16/07 cruise track — pd16_07trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 68
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate (H24), phosphate (H22), silicate (H26), near bed and near surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elementsQuantity: number of profiles = 8
Description: Trace metals
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Water samples at mooring sites, stored in formalin.
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.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Current meters53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — SonTek ADV. Single point current readings at 16Hz. Burst mode. Deployment.
Current meters53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — SonTek ADV. Single point current readings at 16Hz. Burst mode. Recovery.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — ADCP (unknown settings). Recovery.
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, plus telemetry ACDP. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 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° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 temperature and conductivity. Mini-logger x2 temperature. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 temperature and conductivity, Minilogger x2 temperature. Recovery and deployment.(Minloggers attached for first time)
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Cellulose bags. Recovery and deployment.
Chemical oceanography 
Nitrate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Trace elements53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Trace metal sensor Recovery.
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurement53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Cellulose bags. 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.
16232362007-07-26 12:00  — 2007-08-29 11:19:49 53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623236
16232482007-07-27 14:40  — 2007-10-04 11:29:36 53° 27' 19" N  3° 38' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623248
8  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.
16723712007-07-26 10:27 53° 32' 16" N  3° 21' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672371
16723832007-07-26 14:58 53° 32' 7" N  3° 21' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672383
16723952007-07-26 19:50 53° 51' 57" N  3° 21' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672395
16724022007-07-27 17:46 53° 27' 2" N  3° 37' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672402
13240522007-07-26 10:27 53° 32' 16" N  3° 21' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1324052
13240642007-07-26 14:58 53° 32' 7" N  3° 21' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1324064
13240762007-07-26 19:50 53° 51' 57" N  3° 21' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1324076
13240882007-07-27 17:46 53° 27' 2" N  3° 37' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1324088
36  CTD/STD cast
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
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
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
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9431752007-07-26 10:25 53° 32' 16" N  3° 21' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943175
9431872007-07-26 14:56 53° 32' 7" N  3° 21' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943187
9431992007-07-26 15:50 53° 26' 58" N  3° 12' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943199
9432062007-07-26 16:40 53° 32' 5" N  3° 15' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943206
9432182007-07-26 17:23 53° 36' 58" N  3° 13' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943218
9432312007-07-26 18:06 53° 42' 11" N  3° 13' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943231
9432432007-07-26 18:49 53° 47' 20" N  3° 13' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943243
9432552007-07-26 19:48 53° 51' 57" N  3° 21' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943255
9432672007-07-26 21:08 53° 41' 57" N  3° 21' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943267
9432792007-07-26 21:56 53° 36' 54" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943279
9432802007-07-26 22:41 53° 31' 51" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943280
9432922007-07-26 23:25 53° 27' 6" N  3° 21' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943292
9433112007-07-27 00:10 53° 27' 6" N  3° 30' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943311
9433232007-07-27 00:54 53° 32' 0" N  3° 30' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943323
9433352007-07-27 01:37 53° 36' 51" N  3° 30' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943335
9433472007-07-27 02:25 53° 42' 3" N  3° 30' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943347
9433592007-07-27 03:10 53° 46' 56" N  3° 30' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943359
9433602007-07-27 04:06 53° 46' 53" N  3° 38' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943360
9433722007-07-27 04:56 53° 41' 58" N  3° 38' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943372
9433842007-07-27 05:44 53° 36' 51" N  3° 38' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943384
9433962007-07-27 06:37 53° 32' 1" N  3° 37' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943396
9434032007-07-27 07:46 53° 31' 54" N  3° 46' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943403
9434152007-07-27 08:29 53° 27' 10" N  3° 46' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943415
9434272007-07-27 09:09 53° 27' 8" N  3° 38' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943427
9434392007-07-27 10:01 53° 22' 55" N  3° 38' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943439
9434402007-07-27 10:42 53° 23' 0" N  3° 46' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943440
9434522007-07-27 11:24 53° 22' 9" N  3° 55' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943452
9434642007-07-27 12:05 53° 27' 11" N  3° 55' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943464
9434762007-07-27 17:40 53° 27' 2" N  3° 37' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943476
9434882007-07-27 23:11 53° 37' 2" N  3° 46' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943488
9435072007-07-27 23:54 53° 42' 6" N  3° 46' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943507
9435192007-07-28 00:34 53° 46' 58" N  3° 46' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943519
9435202007-07-28 01:14 53° 46' 46" N  3° 55' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943520
9435322007-07-28 01:52 53° 41' 57" N  3° 55' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943532
9435442007-07-28 02:33 53° 37' 0" N  3° 55' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943544
9435562007-07-28 03:17 53° 31' 43" N  3° 55' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943556
1  Fish-finder echosounder
Platform or instrument orientation
Horizontal platform movement
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Platform or instrument orientation
Horizontal platform movement
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9209872007-07-26 07:35  — 2007-07-28 07:04 53° 18' 34" N  4° 8' 39" W — 53° 51' 58" N  3° 12' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 920987
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.
8622392007-07-26 12:30  — 2007-08-29 13:30 53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862239
8623322007-07-27 14:00  — 2007-08-21 21:00 53° 27' 1" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862332
1  In-situ dissolved gas analyser
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8628662007-07-26 12:30  — 2007-08-29 13:30 53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862866
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.
10823102007-07-27 02:00  — 2007-08-29 12:00 53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1082310
1  Meteorological data logger
Air pressure
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Air pressure
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9209752007-07-26 07:35  — 2007-07-28 07:04 53° 18' 34" N  4° 8' 39" W — 53° 51' 58" N  3° 12' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 920975
8  Moored CTD
Sea level
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Sea level
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8620312007-07-26 12:30  — 2007-08-29 13:30 53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862031
8621352007-07-27 14:00  — 2007-08-30 18:30 53° 27' 1" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862135
9463452007-07-26 12:00:03  — 2007-08-29 11:10:03 53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946345
9463572007-07-27 14:40:03  — 2007-09-10 22:10:03 53° 27' 19" N  3° 38' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946357
9463692007-07-27 14:10:01  — 2007-08-30 18:30 53° 27' 1" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946369
9463702007-07-26 12:30  — 2007-08-29 13:40 53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946370
9463822007-07-26 12:30  — 2007-08-29 13:40 53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946382
9463942007-07-27 14:10:01  — 2007-08-30 18:30 53° 27' 1" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946394
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.
8624482007-07-26 12:30  — 2007-08-29 13:30 53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862448
8625532007-07-27 14:00  — 2007-08-04 23:30 53° 27' 1" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862553
1  Ship's non-toxic supply
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9209632007-07-26 07:35  — 2007-07-28 07:04 53° 18' 34" N  4° 8' 39" W — 53° 51' 58" N  3° 12' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 920963
2  Water temperature and/or salinity monitor
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9464012007-07-26 12:30  — 2007-08-29 13:40 53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946401
9464132007-07-27 14:10  — 2007-08-30 18:30 53° 27' 1" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946413
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.
8626692007-07-26 12:30  — 2007-08-21 19:30 53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862669
8627622007-07-26 12:30  — 2007-08-21 19:30 53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862762
Discrete samples 
37  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
2  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplySalinity of the water column