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RV Cefas Endeavour 12C/08

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier12C/08
Cruise period2008-07-08 — 2008-07-16
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, 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).

4. To undertake a spatial survey, using grabbing, under water TV and acoustic methods within the Thames area.


Following the changeover of scientific crew, a number of surveys will then be carried out in the Tyne area. These include dredge disposal sites at the Tees, Souter point and North Tyne (Aim 1) During these surveys several CSEMP stations (Aim 3) and NMMP stations (245 and 295) (Aim 2) will be collected. Following the completion of the surveys at the dredge disposal sites the remaining CSEMP (Aim 3) and NMMP (285) (Aim 2) stations will be collected. CEFAS Endeavour will then continue south to Scarborough Rock (Aim 1) and NMMP stations 345, 376 and 386 (Aim 2). After completion of these surveys CEFAS Endeavour will continue to Lowestoft to carry out a small scientific crew change before transiting to the Thames (Aim 4) to carryout mapping and ground truthing work. On completion of this final survey CEFAS Endeavour will dock in Lowestoft no later than the 16/07/08.
Chief scientistPaul Whormersley (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 12C/08 cruise programme endeavour12_08.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificTyne, Tees, Souter Point, Scarborough Rock, Thames.
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 12C/08 cruise track — endeavour12_08trk.pdf (0.06 MB)