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RRS James Cook JC036

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Cook (740H)
Cruise identifierJC036
Cruise period2009-06-20 — 2009-07-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBrest, France
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesBuilding on the Mapping of Whittard Canyon by TOBI (Towed Ocean Bottom Instrument) Sidescan Sonar survey and shipboard swath bathymetry from cruise JC35, this cruise aimed to learn about canyon formation, landslide, sediment transport and gully formation. It provided insight into the different terrains that provide habitat for animals living in the Whittard Canyon.
Chief scientistDouglas G Masson (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
ProjectOceans 2025/HERMIONE
Coordinating bodyNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Cruise reportRRS James Cook JC036 cruise report jc036.pdf — access key 'C' (1.93 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificBay of Biscay
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: XBT; Expendable BathyThermograph
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: CTD; Conductivity Temperature Depth profiling instrument
CTD stationsQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: CTD & SVP; Conductivity Temperature Depth profiling instrument, with Sound Velocity Profiler attached
Biology and fisheries 
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of experiments = 5
Description: Elevators; rigs containing biological/biochemical experimental equipment.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 63
Description: ISIS: Suction Sampler; biological sample taken from seafloor
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 42
Description: ISIS: Biobox; biological sample taken from seafloor
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of experiments = 2
Description: SCOC - oxygen consumption experiments
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of experiments = 1
Description: Algael feeding experiments
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of deployments = 42
Description: ISIS: Video Survey; Video Survey from ROV
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of experiments = 6
Description: BICS - oxygen consumption experiments
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Bathysnack; bait triggered photographic rig
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: Bathysnap; timer triggered photographic rig
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: Amphipod trap; biological trap deployed to collect Amphipods for further pressure-based experimentation.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 5
Description: Rock; rock sample taken with ROV
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 117
Description: ISIS: Pushcore; sediment sample from seafloor
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 22
Description: Piston Core; 9-12m sediment corer
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 33
Description: Megacore; rig containing up to 6 sediment cores approx 1m max depth
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 42
Description: ISIS: Video Survey; Video Survey from ROV
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)48° 9' 20" N  10° 34' 39" W — ADCP - Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler recovery
Current profiler (eg ADCP)48° 9' 14" N  10° 34' 39" W — ADCP - Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler deployment
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosounding48° 58' 47" N  11° 12' 8" W — ISIS swath ends
Multi-beam echosounding48° 42' 38" N  10° 22' 41" W — ISIS swath begins
Multi-beam echosounding48° 43' 15" N  9° 58' 38" W — ISIS swath ends
Multi-beam echosounding48° 9' 18" N  10° 34' 40" W — ISIS swath begins
Multi-beam echosounding48° 39' 10" N  10° 2' 7" W — ISIS swath begins
Multi-beam echosounding48° 59' 49" N  11° 12' 56" W — ISIS swath begins
Multi-beam echosounding48° 59' 49" N  11° 12' 46" W — ISIS swath begins
Multi-beam echosounding48° 59' 41" N  11° 13' 1" W — ISIS swath ends
Multi-beam echosounding48° 52' 6" N  11° 6' 24" W — ISIS swath begins
Multi-beam echosounding48° 51' 59" N  11° 8' 13" W — ISIS swath ends
Multi-beam echosounding48° 9' 41" N  10° 33' 43" W — ISIS swath begins
Multi-beam echosounding48° 39' 9" N  10° 2' 8" W — ISIS swath ends
Multi-beam echosounding48° 9' 39" N  11° 33' 11" W — ISIS swath ends
Multi-beam echosounding48° 9' 12" N  10° 34' 41" W — ISIS swath ends