Cruise inventory

RV Prince Madog PD02/09B

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD02/09B
Cruise period2009-02-05 — 2009-02-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBirkenhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnBirkenhead, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To recover and deploy an ADCP/ADV mooring and a CEFAS Smartbuoy at 53 32 N 3 21.8 W.
2. To recover and deploy an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 27 N 3 38.6 W.
3. To obtain CTD profiles, water samples and sediment grab samples at 34 Coastal Observatory sites.
4. To deploy an ADCP mooring at 53 27 N 3 30 W.

The cruise is the 59th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objectives 1 & 2 and to make CTD profiles at fixed locations (3) in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea, Objective 4 is an additional exercise made on behalf of Alex Souza (POL).
Chief scientistMatthew R Palmer (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectPOL Coastal Observatory
Coordinating bodyPOL
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD02/09B cruise report pd02_09.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay/Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD02/09B cruise track — pd02_09trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Water samples at mooring sites, stored in formalin.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Water samples stored in Mercuric Chloride
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Water samples at near surface and near bed stored in freezer
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus, temperature, conductivity and pressure sensor. Deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, oxygen & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Current meters53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — SonTek ADV. Single point current readings at 16Hz. Burst mode. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 20min hourly burst 1Hz sampling 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus, temperature, conductivity and pressure sensor. Deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, oxygen & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16238142009-02-05 09:55:02  — 2009-04-01 07:06:15 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623814
57  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16534532009-02-06 03:09 53° 36' 55" N  3° 46' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653453
16534652009-02-06 04:43 53° 36' 47" N  3° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653465
16534772009-02-06 06:11 53° 36' 57" N  3° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653477
16534892009-02-06 07:31 53° 31' 53" N  3° 21' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653489
16534902009-02-06 11:19 53° 31' 56" N  3° 55' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653490
16535082009-02-06 13:53 53° 26' 59" N  3° 38' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653508
16535212009-02-06 15:54 53° 27' 0" N  3° 13' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653521
13186242009-02-05 10:59 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318624
13186362009-02-05 17:09 53° 46' 48" N  3° 54' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318636
13186482009-02-05 17:53 53° 46' 57" N  3° 46' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318648
13186612009-02-05 18:42 53° 46' 52" N  3° 38' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318661
13186732009-02-05 19:32 53° 46' 52" N  3° 30' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318673
13186852009-02-05 20:16 53° 47' 2" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318685
13186972009-02-05 21:06 53° 47' 6" N  3° 13' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318697
13187042009-02-05 21:50 53° 41' 58" N  3° 13' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318704
13187162009-02-05 22:33 53° 42' 0" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318716
13187282009-02-05 23:14 53° 42' 0" N  3° 30' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318728
13187412009-02-05 23:56 53° 41' 56" N  3° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318741
13187532009-02-06 00:41 53° 42' 1" N  3° 46' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318753
13187652009-02-06 01:31 53° 41' 55" N  3° 55' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318765
13187772009-02-06 02:18 53° 36' 56" N  3° 55' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318777
13187892009-02-06 03:09 53° 36' 55" N  3° 46' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318789
13187902009-02-06 03:55 53° 36' 48" N  3° 38' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318790
13188082009-02-06 04:43 53° 36' 47" N  3° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318808
13188212009-02-06 05:27 53° 36' 55" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318821
13188332009-02-06 06:11 53° 36' 57" N  3° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318833
13188452009-02-06 06:56 53° 31' 51" N  3° 15' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318845
13188572009-02-06 07:31 53° 31' 53" N  3° 21' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318857
13188692009-02-06 09:09 53° 31' 56" N  3° 30' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318869
13188702009-02-06 09:52 53° 32' 0" N  3° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318870
13188822009-02-06 10:35 53° 31' 52" N  3° 46' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318882
13188942009-02-06 11:19 53° 31' 56" N  3° 55' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318894
13189012009-02-06 12:13 53° 27' 1" N  3° 55' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318901
13189132009-02-06 13:08 53° 27' 10" N  3° 46' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318913
13189252009-02-06 15:14 53° 26' 59" N  3° 21' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318925
13189372009-02-06 15:54 53° 27' 0" N  3° 13' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318937
13184642009-02-05 08:38 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318464
13184762009-02-05 10:59 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318476
13184882009-02-05 12:56 53° 26' 55" N  3° 38' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318488
13185072009-02-05 14:29 53° 26' 56" N  3° 38' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318507
13185192009-02-05 20:16 53° 47' 2" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318519
13185442009-02-06 03:09 53° 36' 55" N  3° 46' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318544
13185562009-02-06 04:43 53° 36' 47" N  3° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318556
13185682009-02-06 06:11 53° 36' 57" N  3° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318568
13185812009-02-06 07:31 53° 31' 53" N  3° 21' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318581
13185932009-02-06 11:19 53° 31' 56" N  3° 55' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318593
13186002009-02-06 13:53 53° 26' 59" N  3° 38' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318600
13186122009-02-06 15:54 53° 27' 0" N  3° 13' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318612
13185202009-02-05 22:33 53° 42' 0" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318520
13185322009-02-06 01:31 53° 41' 55" N  3° 55' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318532
16533732009-02-05 08:38 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653373
16533852009-02-05 10:59 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653385
16533972009-02-05 12:56 53° 26' 55" N  3° 38' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653397
16534042009-02-05 14:29 53° 26' 56" N  3° 38' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653404
16534162009-02-05 20:16 53° 47' 2" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653416
16534282009-02-05 22:33 53° 42' 0" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653428
16534412009-02-06 01:31 53° 41' 55" N  3° 55' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653441
35  CTD/STD cast
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9502032009-02-05 08:36 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950203
9502152009-02-05 12:10 53° 26' 49" N  3° 30' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950215
9502272009-02-05 12:54 53° 26' 55" N  3° 38' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950227
9502392009-02-05 14:27 53° 26' 56" N  3° 38' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950239
9502402009-02-05 17:05 53° 46' 48" N  3° 54' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950240
9502522009-02-05 17:49 53° 46' 58" N  3° 46' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950252
9502642009-02-05 18:40 53° 46' 52" N  3° 38' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950264
9502762009-02-05 19:30 53° 46' 52" N  3° 30' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950276
9502882009-02-05 20:14 53° 47' 2" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950288
9503072009-02-05 21:05 53° 47' 5" N  3° 13' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950307
9503192009-02-05 21:49 53° 41' 58" N  3° 13' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950319
9503202009-02-05 22:32 53° 42' 0" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950320
9503322009-02-05 23:12 53° 42' 0" N  3° 30' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950332
9503442009-02-05 23:54 53° 41' 56" N  3° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950344
9503562009-02-06 00:38 53° 42' 1" N  3° 46' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950356
9503682009-02-06 01:27 53° 41' 55" N  3° 55' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950368
9503812009-02-06 02:15 53° 36' 56" N  3° 55' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950381
9503932009-02-06 03:06 53° 36' 55" N  3° 46' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950393
9504002009-02-06 03:51 53° 36' 48" N  3° 38' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950400
9504122009-02-06 04:41 53° 36' 47" N  3° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950412
9504242009-02-06 05:25 53° 36' 55" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950424
9504362009-02-06 06:09 53° 36' 56" N  3° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950436
9504482009-02-06 06:54 53° 31' 52" N  3° 15' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950448
9504612009-02-06 07:29 53° 31' 52" N  3° 21' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950461
9504732009-02-06 09:07 53° 31' 55" N  3° 30' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950473
9504852009-02-06 09:50 53° 32' 1" N  3° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950485
9504972009-02-06 10:32 53° 31' 52" N  3° 46' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950497
9505042009-02-06 11:17 53° 31' 56" N  3° 55' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950504
9505162009-02-06 12:11 53° 27' 1" N  3° 55' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950516
9505282009-02-06 13:06 53° 27' 10" N  3° 46' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950528
9505412009-02-06 13:51 53° 26' 58" N  3° 38' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950541
9505532009-02-06 14:31 53° 26' 50" N  3° 30' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950553
9505652009-02-06 15:13 53° 26' 59" N  3° 21' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950565
9505772009-02-06 15:53 53° 27' 0" N  3° 13' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950577
9505892009-02-05 10:57 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 950589
1  Dissolved oxygen sensor
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10762612009-02-05 10:30  — 2009-04-01 08:30 53° 32' 0" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076261
2  Fluorometers
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10757672009-02-05 10:30  — 2009-03-26 23:30 53° 32' 0" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075767
10246512009-02-05 14:30  — 2009-04-02 08:30 53° 27' 6" N  3° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1024651
1  In-situ nutrient analyser
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10761442009-02-05 12:09  — 2009-03-21 18:09 53° 32' 0" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076144
9  Moored CTD
Sea level
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Metadata parameters
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Sea level
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Metadata parameters
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10753502009-02-05 10:30  — 2009-04-01 08:30 53° 32' 0" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075350
10483762009-02-05 13:50:03  — 2009-04-02 08:00:03 53° 26' 58" N  3° 38' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1048376
10483882009-02-05 10:00:03  — 2009-04-01 07:10:03 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1048388
10484072009-02-05 10:00:12  — 2009-04-01 07:10:12 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1048407
10484192009-02-05 10:30  — 2009-04-01 08:40 53° 32' 0" N  3° 21' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1048419
10484202009-02-05 10:30  — 2009-04-01 08:40 53° 32' 0" N  3° 21' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1048420
10484322009-02-05 14:10:02  — 2009-04-02 09:00:02 53° 27' 6" N  3° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1048432
10484442009-02-05 14:10:01  — 2009-04-02 09:00 53° 27' 6" N  3° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1048444
10245712009-02-05 14:30  — 2009-04-02 08:30 53° 27' 6" N  3° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1024571
2  Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10759272009-02-05 10:30  — 2009-04-01 08:30 53° 32' 0" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075927
10247312009-02-05 14:30  — 2009-04-02 08:30 53° 27' 6" N  3° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1024731
4  Water temperature and/or salinity monitor
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10484562009-02-05 10:30  — 2009-04-01 08:40 53° 32' 0" N  3° 21' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1048456
10484682009-02-05 10:30  — 2009-04-01 08:40 53° 32' 0" N  3° 21' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1048468
10484812009-02-05 14:10  — 2009-04-02 09:00 53° 27' 6" N  3° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1048481
10484932009-02-05 14:10  — 2009-04-02 09:00 53° 27' 6" N  3° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1048493
2  radiometers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10764702009-02-05 10:30  — 2009-03-17 23:30 53° 32' 0" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076470
10768632009-02-05 10:30  — 2009-03-17 18:30 53° 32' 0" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076863
Discrete samples 
35  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Raw light meter output
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations 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