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FS Poseidon PO345

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Poseidon (06PO)
Cruise identifierPO345
Cruise period2006-11-28 — 2006-12-07
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.

This was an emergency cruise, after the failures on PO343, to recover EB2 and to redeploy EB1 and EB2.
Chief scientistStuart A Cunningham (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
ProjectRAPID
Coordinating bodyNERC
Cruise reportFS Poseidon PO345 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 = 9
Description: Continuous underway measurements.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 4
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 = 18
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 = 4
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 = 9
Description: Continuous underway measurements.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 4
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 = 9
Description: Continuous underway measurements.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurements23° 53' 35" N  24° 3' 7" W — EB2 recovered 2/12/2006: 7 moored CTDs, MMP
Other physical oceanographic measurements23° 46' 35" N  24° 13' 11" W — EB1 deployed 1/12/2006: 24 moored CTDs
Other physical oceanographic measurements23° 52' 5" N  24° 10' 17" W — EB2 deployed 2/12/2005: 6 moored CTDS
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
4  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.
7686762006-11-30 08:05:20  — 2006-11-30 09:00:49 24° 36' 29" N  22° 22' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 768676
7686882006-11-30 12:40:07  — 2006-11-30 13:57:34 24° 33' 1" N  22° 31' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 768688
7687072006-12-01 13:58:47  — 2006-12-01 15:09:28 23° 47' 48" N  24° 15' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 768707
7687192006-12-03 10:08:17  — 2006-12-03 11:18:16 24° 42' 32" N  22° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 768719
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.
10567692006-11-28 01:00  — 2006-12-03 18:00 23° 46' 31" N  24° 20' 16" W — 28° 8' 20" N  15° 18' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056769
30  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.
7707972006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770797
7708042006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770804
7708162006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770816
7708282006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770828
7708412006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:02 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770841
7708532006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770853
7708652006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770865
7708772006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770877
7708892006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770889
7708902006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:02 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770890
7709082006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770908
7709212006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770921
7709332006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:30 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770933
7709452006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:02 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770945
7709572006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:30 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770957
7709692006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770969
7709702006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770970
7709822006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:03 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770982
7709942006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:02 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770994
7710082006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:02 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 771008
7710212006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 771021
7710332006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 771033
7710452006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:01 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 771045
7710572006-12-01 13:30  — 2007-10-18 07:00:03 23° 48' 34" N  24° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 771057
7710692006-12-02 11:00  — 2007-10-17 08:00 23° 52' 2" N  24° 10' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 771069
7710702006-12-02 11:00  — 2007-10-17 08:00:02 23° 52' 2" N  24° 10' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 771070
7710822006-12-02 11:00  — 2007-10-17 08:30 23° 52' 2" N  24° 10' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 771082
7710942006-12-02 11:00  — 2007-10-17 08:30 23° 52' 2" N  24° 10' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 771094
7711012006-12-02 11:00  — 2007-10-17 08:00:02 23° 52' 2" N  24° 10' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 771101
7711132006-12-02 11:00  — 2007-10-17 08:00:03 23° 52' 2" N  24° 10' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 771113
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.
10567702006-11-28 01:00  — 2006-12-03 18:00 23° 46' 31" N  24° 20' 16" W — 28° 8' 20" N  15° 18' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056770
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.
10567572006-11-28 01:00  — 2006-12-03 18:00 23° 46' 31" N  24° 20' 16" W — 28° 8' 20" N  15° 18' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056757
Discrete samples 
4  CTD frame plus rosette samplerSalinity of the water column