RV Cefas Endeavour 12A/08
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)|
|Cruise period||2008-06-11 — 2008-06-17|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Falmouth, 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 scientist||David Stephen Limpenny (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
|Specific||Celtic Sea, Irish Sea, North Sea|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|