Cruise inventory

RRS James Clark Ross JR20080723 (JR210)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Clark Ross (74JC)
Cruise identifierJR20080723 (JR210)
Cruise period2008-07-23 — 2008-08-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePortland Harbour, United Kingdom
Port of returnLongyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThis research cruise was undertaken as part of the UK Natural Environment Research Council Oceans2025 strategic marine strategic research programme. The cruise was organised and led by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) as part of the SAMS Oceans2025 research topic "Arctic and Boreal Seas in a Rapidly Changing Climate". It also supported research undertaken by the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL) under the Oceans2025 research topic "Geodetic Oceanography, Polar Oceanography and Sea Level".

In addition, research scientists participated in the cruise from several UK and international institutions including the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), the University of Montpellier (France), the UK National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the UK Universities of Glasgow, St Andrews and Swansea. The research vessel, officers, crew and ship's technical support were provided by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).

The overall scientific objective of the research cruise was to improve understanding of how changing sea ice and water column structure influence Arctic ecosystem structure and function, and subsequent biologically-derived carbon export. This was achieved by delivering novel and comprehensive observational and experimental data sets on sympagic, pelagic and benthic biogeochemical parameters in Svalbard shelf waters during the Arctic summer. A comparative approach was adopted with multidisciplinary studies focused on stations in open waters, marginal ice zone and full ice covered environments.

Additional studies were conducted during transit from the UK to Svalbard.

Summary Itinerary

- Sailed from Portland at mid-day on 23 July 2008.
- Commenced science activities in English Channel at 07.50 on the 24 July 2008.
- Arrived Longyearbyen, Svalbard on 31 July 2008.
- Commenced science activities north of Longyearbyen at 04.50 on the 1 August 2008.
- Concluded science activities in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard at 04.40 on 20 August 2008.
- Docked and demobilised at Longyearbyen on morning of 21 August 2008.
Chief scientistRay Leakey (Scottish Association for Marine Science)
ProjectOceans 2025
Coordinating bodyNatural Environment Research Council
Cruise reportRRS James Clark Ross JR20080723 (JR210) cruise report jr210.pdf — access key 'C' (8.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBarents Sea
North Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificWestern Barents Sea; Svalbard Shelf Seas
Track chartsRRS James Clark Ross JR20080723 (JR210) cruise track — jr210trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 42
Description: Water Bottle Stations
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 51
Description: CTD Stations
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 5500
Description: Sub-surface Measurements Underway
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Optics
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 1800
Description: Current Profiler (ADCP)
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Oxygen
Carbon dioxideQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Carbon dioxide
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Silicate, Total N and Ammonia
Total - PQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Total - P
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Silicate, Total N and Ammonia
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Silicate, Total N and Ammonia
Total - NQuantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Silicate, Total N and Ammonia
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Silicate, Total N and Ammonia
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Silicate, Total N and Ammonia
AlkalinityQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Alkalinity and pH
pHQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Alkalinity and pH
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Radioactivity and Isotopes
IsotopesQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Radioactivity and Isotopes
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Primary productivity
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Phytoplankton pigments (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) and Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Phytoplankton pigments (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) and Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Sediment traps
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Phytoplankton, pelagic bacteria/micro-organisms
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Zooplankton
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Phytoplankton, pelagic bacteria/micro-organisms
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Zoobenthos
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Acoustic reflection on marine organisms
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 5500
Description: Routine standard measurements
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Grab
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Core - soft bottom
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: In-situ seafloor measurement/sampling
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Multi-beam echosounding
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements80° 16' 59" N  22° 19' 59" E — SAMS Rijpfjorden mooring recovery. This mooring included: three CTDs, 8 temperature miniloggers, an ADCP, an S4 current meter and a sediment trap.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements76° 39' 59" N  19° 49' 59" E — POL ADCP Frame F1 deployment. The ADCP frames had a RDI 1500khz ADCP and a Seabird Microcat to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements70° 28' 59" N  19° 1' 59" E — POL ADCP Frame F2 deployment. The ADCP frames had a RDI 1500khz ADCP and a Seabird Microcat to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements56° 28' 59" N  19° 10' 59" E — POL ADCP Frame F2 deployment. The ADCP frames had a RDI 1500khz ADCP and a Seabird Microcat to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.
Subsurface temperature measurements80° 16' 59" N  22° 19' 59" E — SAMS Rijpfjorden mooring recovery. This mooring included: three CTDs, 8 temperature miniloggers, an ADCP, an S4 current meter and a sediment trap.
Current meters80° 16' 59" N  22° 19' 59" E — SAMS Rijpfjorden mooring recovery. This mooring included: three CTDs, 8 temperature miniloggers, an ADCP, an S4 current meter and a sediment trap.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)80° 16' 59" N  22° 19' 59" E — SAMS Rijpfjorden mooring recovery. This mooring included: three CTDs, 8 temperature miniloggers, an ADCP, an S4 current meter and a sediment trap.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)70° 28' 59" N  19° 1' 59" E — POL ADCP Frame F2 deployment. The ADCP frames had a RDI 1500khz ADCP and a Seabird Microcat to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)76° 39' 59" N  19° 49' 59" E — POL ADCP Frame F1 deployment. The ADCP frames had a RDI 1500khz ADCP and a Seabird Microcat to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)56° 28' 59" N  19° 10' 59" E — POL ADCP Frame F2 deployment. The ADCP frames had a RDI 1500khz ADCP and a Seabird Microcat to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment traps80° 16' 59" N  22° 19' 59" E — SAMS Rijpfjorden mooring recovery. This mooring included: three CTDs, 8 temperature miniloggers, an ADCP, an S4 current meter and a sediment trap.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
50  CTD/STD cast

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9385912008-07-24 07:52:48  — 2008-07-24 07:53:58 50° 46' 26" N  0° 45' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938591
9386092008-07-25 05:06:39  — 2008-07-25 05:08:19 54° 12' 26" N  2° 36' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938609
9386102008-07-26 05:01:56  — 2008-07-26 05:05:29 58° 47' 58" N  3° 14' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938610
9386222008-07-28 11:41:14  — 2008-07-28 11:44:44 69° 0' 4" N  9° 59' 49" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938622
9386342008-07-30 04:09:59  — 2008-07-30 04:15:43 76° 28' 48" N  18° 59' 55" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938634
9386462008-08-01 09:22:45  — 2008-08-01 09:33:46 79° 43' 29" N  8° 50' 4" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938646
9386582008-08-02 06:27  — 2008-08-02 06:50 79° 43' 36" N  8° 50' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938658
9386712008-08-02 07:19:59  — 2008-08-02 07:29:19 79° 43' 36" N  8° 50' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938671
9386832008-08-02 08:40:09  — 2008-08-02 08:42:16 79° 43' 36" N  8° 50' 55" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938683
9386952008-08-02 11:15:01  — 2008-08-02 11:17:17 79° 43' 36" N  8° 50' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938695
9387022008-08-02 22:27:34  — 2008-08-02 22:37:06 79° 43' 28" N  8° 49' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938702
9387142008-08-03 07:19:07  — 2008-08-03 07:25:15 79° 43' 28" N  8° 49' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938714
9387262008-08-03 08:18:52  — 2008-08-03 08:21:43 79° 43' 28" N  8° 49' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938726
9387382008-08-03 09:19:39  — 2008-08-03 09:29:40 79° 43' 28" N  8° 49' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938738
9387512008-08-04 08:01:11  — 2008-08-04 08:10:48 80° 21' 9" N  16° 20' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938751
9387632008-08-05 13:14:50  — 2008-08-05 13:18:15 80° 51' 31" N  19° 8' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938763
9387752008-08-06 10:42:39  — 2008-08-06 10:48:04 80° 48' 22" N  19° 12' 15" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938775
9387872008-08-06 12:56:43  — 2008-08-06 13:01:23 80° 48' 16" N  19° 11' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938787
9387992008-08-06 22:10:57  — 2008-08-06 22:15:47 80° 48' 16" N  19° 11' 47" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938799
9388062008-08-07 12:42:36  — 2008-08-07 12:47:01 80° 47' 23" N  18° 55' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938806
9388182008-08-08 07:22:17  — 2008-08-08 07:31:09 80° 20' 50" N  16° 20' 45" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938818
9388312008-08-08 15:22:58  — 2008-08-08 15:33:07 80° 20' 52" N  16° 17' 51" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938831
9388432008-08-08 16:17:19  — 2008-08-08 16:22:53 80° 20' 48" N  16° 17' 45" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938843
9388552008-08-08 18:26:08  — 2008-08-08 18:34:29 80° 20' 44" N  16° 17' 25" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938855
9388672008-08-09 06:39:24  — 2008-08-09 06:48:09 80° 21' 9" N  16° 13' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938867
9388792008-08-10 07:16  — 2008-08-10 07:19:40 80° 21' 46" N  16° 17' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938879
9388802008-08-10 07:40:49  — 2008-08-10 07:43:29 80° 21' 44" N  16° 17' 5" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938880
9388922008-08-10 11:07:09  — 2008-08-10 11:09:45 80° 21' 28" N  16° 15' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938892
9389112008-08-11 07:51:32  — 2008-08-11 07:53:29 80° 21' 10" N  16° 20' 45" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938911
9389232008-08-12 18:15:03  — 2008-08-12 18:30:21 80° 29' 46" N  11° 14' 59" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938923
9389352008-08-12 19:38:21  — 2008-08-12 19:50:43 80° 29' 36" N  11° 14' 45" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938935
9389472008-08-12 20:27:25  — 2008-08-12 20:42:39 80° 29' 36" N  11° 14' 45" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938947
9389592008-08-13 06:40:35  — 2008-08-13 06:54:20 80° 29' 15" N  11° 19' 16" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938959
9389602008-08-15 06:53:28  — 2008-08-15 07:00 80° 16' 58" N  22° 17' 45" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938960
9389722008-08-15 18:35:24  — 2008-08-15 18:40:35 80° 7' 28" N  22° 8' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938972
9389842008-08-15 19:29:06  — 2008-08-15 19:34:24 80° 7' 28" N  22° 8' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938984
9389962008-08-16 06:20:51  — 2008-08-16 06:24:23 80° 16' 58" N  22° 18' 32" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 938996
9390112008-08-16 06:41:21  — 2008-08-16 06:43:38 80° 16' 58" N  22° 18' 32" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939011
9390232008-08-16 09:39:08  — 2008-08-16 09:41:36 80° 16' 55" N  22° 18' 47" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939023
9390352008-08-16 12:57:30  — 2008-08-16 13:03:01 80° 7' 27" N  22° 9' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939035
9390472008-08-16 14:26:39  — 2008-08-16 14:31:54 80° 7' 25" N  22° 9' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939047
9390592008-08-16 20:06:22  — 2008-08-16 20:12:21 80° 10' 11" N  22° 10' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939059
9390602008-08-16 22:43:11  — 2008-08-16 22:48:17 80° 16' 59" N  22° 19' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939060
9390722008-08-17 00:59:30  — 2008-08-17 01:04:14 80° 23' 49" N  22° 13' 9" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939072
9390842008-08-17 02:55:56  — 2008-08-17 03:01:16 80° 29' 27" N  22° 12' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939084
9390962008-08-17 06:38:57  — 2008-08-17 06:43:57 80° 36' 0" N  22° 7' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939096
9391032008-08-18 06:20:27  — 2008-08-18 06:20:34 79° 57' 59" N  10° 47' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939103
9391152008-08-18 06:40:57  — 2008-08-18 06:40:57 79° 57' 59" N  10° 47' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939115
9391272008-08-19 06:55:50  — 2008-08-19 07:03:54 78° 57' 36" N  11° 56' 21" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939127
9391392008-08-19 08:34:14  — 2008-08-19 08:35:48 78° 55' 24" N  12° 0' 45" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 939139
Discrete samples 
27  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
1  Water bottle hydrocastParticulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies