Cruise inventory

Lord Nelson LN684

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameLord Nelson
Cruise identifierLN684
Cruise period2008-01-21 — 2008-01-28
Port of departureLas Palmas, Spain
Port of returnLas Palmas, Spain

1. To investigate phytoplankton and zooplankton communities and stratification of the surface waters of the deep Atlantic in the area of the Canary Islands
2. To study the response of natural phytoplankton communities to elevated levels of carbon dioxide.
3. To carry out observations on cetacean distribution.
4. To investigate the biological agents of methanogenesis in surface waters
5. To observe the underwater acoustic characteristics of the ship's hull under different sail regimes

As well as these objectives if was intended that this cruise would investigate the logistics of carrying out scientific research under sail in tall ships.
Chief scientistJohn W Patching (National University of Ireland Galway Department of Microbiology)
Cruise reportLord Nelson LN684 cruise report lordnelson684.pdf — access key 'C' (1.84 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificAtlantic Ocean south of the Canary Isles
Track chartsLord Nelson LN684 cruise track — lordnelson684trk.pdf (0.12 MB)