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FS Poseidon PO343

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Poseidon (06PO)
Cruise identifierPO343
Cruise period2006-10-04 — 2006-10-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLas Palmas, Spain
Port of returnLas Palmas, Spain
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe objective of the cruise was to service the Eastern Boundary mooring array of the RAPIDMOC project. Six moorings were recovered during PO343 and 13 deployed. Parafil failures on EB1 and EB2 (5000m long moorings located near 24 N, 24 W) during deployment necessitated immediate recovery. This led to an emergency cruise PO345 to recover EB2 and to redeploy EB1 and EB2. PO343 was also notable for the first deployment of seven mini-moorings consisting of a
single microcat between 500m and 50m depth.
Chief scientistTorsten Kanzow (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
ProjectRAPID
Coordinating bodyNERC
Cruise reportFS Poseidon PO343 cruise report poseidon343_345.pdf — access key 'C' (3.56 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Atlantic
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Continuous underway measurements.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 7
Description: CTD package. Temperature, pressure, conductivity. Discrete samples taken from bottles for salinity analysis. Moored instruments were attached to rosette for instrument calibration purposes.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 27
Description: Discrete samples taken from surface for calibration of underway. 2 per day except one day when only one sample was taken,
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 7
Description: CTD package. Temperature, pressure, conductivity. Discrete samples taken from bottles for salinity analysis. Moored instruments were attached to rosette for instrument calibration purposes.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Continuous underway measurements.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 7
Description: CTD package. Temperature, pressure, conductivity. Discrete samples taken from bottles for salinity analysis. Moored instruments were attached to rosette for instrument calibration purposes.
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Continuous underway measurements.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters24° 57' 17" N  21° 15' 36" W — EBHi recovered 9/10/2006: 4 current meters and 3 moored CTDs
Current profiler (eg ADCP)23° 49' 37" N  24° 7' 27" W — EB2 deployment 11/10/2006: 9 moored CTDs and 1 MMP
Surface drifters/drifting buoys27° 51' 59" N  13° 30' 57" W — Apex float deployment 06/10/2006
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)26° 50' 43" N  16° 32' 0" W — EBL2 recovered 16/10/2006: 2 BPRs
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)23° 48' 37" N  24° 6' 19" W — EBL1 recovered 11/10/2006: 2 BPRs
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)27° 16' 47" N  15° 25' 12" W — EBL2 deployment 16/10/2006: 1 BPR
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)23° 53' 29" N  24° 5' 8" W — EBL1 deployment 12/10/2006: 2 BPRs
Other physical oceanographic measurements23° 49' 37" N  24° 7' 27" W — EB2 deployment 11/10/2006: 9 moored CTDs and 1 MMP
Other physical oceanographic measurements24° 57' 9" N  21° 15' 27" W — EBHi deployment 09/10/2006: 3 moored CTDs
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 54' 1" N  13° 23' 25" W — EBM2 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (400m)
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 54' 23" N  13° 22' 19" W — EBM3 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (325m)
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 54' 30" N  13° 21' 56" W — EBM4 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (250m)
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 54' 39" N  13° 21' 31" W — EBM5 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (150m)
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 54' 28" N  13° 13' 34" W — EBM7 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (70m)
Other physical oceanographic measurements23° 52' 4" N  24° 10' 23" W — EB1 deployment 12/10/2006: 24 moored CTDs
Other physical oceanographic measurements23° 48' 55" N  24° 5' 43" W — EB1 recovered 10/10/2006: 24 moored CTDs
Other physical oceanographic measurements24° 57' 17" N  21° 15' 36" W — EBHi recovered 9/10/2006: 4 current meters and 3 moored CTDs
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 54' 32" N  13° 21' 43" W — EBH5 recovered 6/10/2006: 4 moored CTDs
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 53' 41" N  13° 24' 26" W — EBM1 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (515m)
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 51' 2" N  13° 32' 20" W — EBH4 deployment 07/10/2006: 3 moored CTDs
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 55' 12" N  13° 19' 55" W — EBM6 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (100m)
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 50' 56" N  13° 32' 12" W — EBH4 recovered 5/10/2005: 6 moored CTDS
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
2  Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9461122006-10-13 03:18  — 2008-10-30 08:03 23° 53' 29" N  24° 5' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946112
9461362006-10-16 13:10  — 2008-11-18 07:40 27° 16' 47" N  15° 25' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946136
5  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7686272006-10-04 17:31:17  — 2006-10-04 18:25:26 28° 24' 36" N  15° 11' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 768627
7686392006-10-08 08:38:48  — 2006-10-08 09:32:58 26° 29' 48" N  17° 24' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 768639
7686402006-10-10 17:41:26  — 2006-10-10 18:59:55 23° 48' 47" N  24° 6' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 768640
7686522006-10-11 18:04:07  — 2006-10-11 19:27:16 23° 49' 0" N  24° 8' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 768652
7686642006-10-15 08:05:25  — 2006-10-15 09:02:39 26° 29' 42" N  17° 24' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 768664
1  Meteorological data logger
Air pressure
Wind strength and direction
Atmospheric humidity
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Air temperature
Air pressure
Wind strength and direction
Atmospheric humidity
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Air temperature

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10564562006-10-04 08:07:41  — 2006-10-15 17:59:41 23° 45' 15" N  24° 17' 56" W — 28° 25' 28" N  13° 13' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056456
8  Moored CTD
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7706812006-10-07 09:00  — 2007-11-06 13:30 27° 51' 1" N  13° 32' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770681
7706932006-10-07 09:00  — 2007-11-06 13:00:02 27° 51' 1" N  13° 32' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770693
7707002006-10-07 09:00  — 2007-11-06 13:00:01 27° 51' 1" N  13° 32' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770700
7707122006-10-09 16:00:01  — 2007-10-16 05:30:02 24° 56' 54" N  21° 15' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770712
7707242006-10-09 16:00:01  — 2007-10-16 05:30:03 24° 56' 54" N  21° 15' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770724
7707362006-10-09 16:00:01  — 2007-10-16 05:30:02 24° 56' 54" N  21° 15' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770736
7707482006-10-06 00:30:02  — 2007-11-06 15:00:02 27° 53' 38" N  13° 24' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770748
7707612006-10-06 00:30  — 2007-11-06 16:30:02 27° 54' 29" N  13° 21' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770761
1  Single-beam 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.
10564682006-10-04 08:07:41  — 2006-10-15 17:59:41 23° 45' 15" N  24° 17' 56" W — 28° 25' 28" N  13° 13' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056468
1  Thermosalinograph
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10564442006-10-04 08:07:41  — 2006-10-15 17:59:41 23° 45' 15" N  24° 17' 56" W — 28° 25' 28" N  13° 13' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056444
Discrete samples 
4  CTD frame plus rosette samplerSalinity of the water column
19  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplySalinity of the water column