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RV Cefas Endeavour 12A/08

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier12A/08
Cruise period2008-06-11 — 2008-06-17
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom

1. To survey dredged material disposal sites at the Rame Head (Plymouth), Falmouth, Tees, Souter Point, North Tyne and Scarborough Rock for benthos, trace metal and organic contaminants in sediments, using grabbing and coring. At a number of sites various acoustic methods will also be used.

2. To sample representative NMMP locations using grabbing, coring, and trawl methods. Samples will be later analysed for trace metal and organic contaminants, litter and epi-, macro- and meio- fauna.

3. To sample sediments and water at various stations in the Severn and Tyne regions for later analysis of macro- and meio- fauna, metals, chlorophyll a, porosity, organic contaminants, nutrients and salinity. This survey forms part of the NMMP redesign program (CSEMP).


CEFAS Endeavour will leave Lowestoft on 11th June (15:00) and sail to Rame Head (Plymouth) dredged material disposal site to begin work on aim 1 On completion of this work the vessel will sail to Falmouth and carry out a survey of the dredge disposal site (Aim 1). Following this CEFAS Endeavour will then head along the south west coast and up into the Celtic sea begin the CSEMP survey where samples will be collected for later analysis of benthic and chemical determinants (Aim 3). During this survey NMMP site 605 (Aim 2) will also be surveyed. This work will continue until it is deemed necessary to leave for Falmouth dry dock (17/06/08). Any remaining CSEMP samples will be collected during part B.
Chief scientistDavid Stephen Limpenny (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 12A/08 cruise programme endeavour12_08.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificCeltic Sea, Irish Sea, North Sea
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 12A/08 cruise track — endeavour12_08trk.pdf (0.06 MB)