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RV Prince Madog PD47/09

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD47/09
Cruise period2009-12-02 — 2009-12-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBirkenhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnBirkenhead, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. At site A 53° 32'N, 3° 21.8'W (CTD station 1 and 9)
To recover:
a) A sea bed frame containing a 600kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves; Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and SeaPoint turbidity sensor with wiper; Sea-Bird 16plus with an Aanderra oxygen optode, and FSI CTD.
b) CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface.
To deploy:
c) A sea bed frame containing a 600kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves; Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor with wiper; Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with an Aanderra oxygen optode.
d) CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5m and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface.
e) Collect 10 vertical zooplankton net hauls (CEFAS).
f) Carry out a Benthic survey for Lucy Abram (University of Liverpool)

2. At site B 53° 27'N, 3° 38.6'W (CTD station 21)
To recover
a) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor fitted with a wiper.
b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at
7.5 and 15 m below the surface. AIS (Automatic Identification System), a collision avoidance system, attached to SmartBuoy.
To deploy:
c) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor fitted with a wiper.
d) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5m and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface. AIS (Automatic Identification System), a collision avoidance system, attached to SmartBuoy.

3. To conduct a CTD / LISST survey of 34 sites every 5 miles covering the eastern Irish Sea between the North Wales coast and Blackpool, and the Lancashire coast and the Great Orme, to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay. To obtain calibration samples for salinity, transmittance, suspended sediment and for chlorophyll at selected stations. To obtain near surface and bed water samples for nutrient (nitrate, phosphate, silicate) and suspended sediment determination. To obtain surface samples for a Defra pH study by David Hydes (NOCS). To obtain mid-depth water samples for trace metal analysis (on board for Arsenic III and Antimony III).

4. Collect sediment samples at each CTD site with a Day grab for Andy Plater (University of Liverpool).
Collect sediment samples (to be sieved) for a benthic survey at sites 1 and 32 for Lucy Abram (University of Liverpool).
Chief scientistJo Hopkins (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectCoastal Observatory
Coordinating bodyPOL
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD47/09 cruise report pd47_09.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea/Liverpool Bay
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD47/09 cruise track — pd47_09trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
2  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.
16238992009-12-02 12:55  — 2010-01-20 14:53:15 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623899
16239062009-12-02 16:15  — 2010-01-26 13:45 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623906
6  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.
16725792009-12-02 11:49 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672579
16725802009-12-02 15:00 53° 27' 2" N  3° 38' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672580
13168752009-12-02 11:49 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1316875
13168872009-12-02 15:00 53° 27' 2" N  3° 38' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1316887
13168992009-12-02 13:39 53° 32' 8" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1316899
13169062009-12-02 18:54 53° 27' 5" N  3° 37' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1316906
4  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
Electrical conductivity of 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
Electrical conductivity of 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.
10302992009-12-02 11:47 53° 31' 56" N  3° 21' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030299
10303062009-12-02 13:36 53° 32' 8" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030306
10303182009-12-02 14:57 53° 27' 2" N  3° 38' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030318
10303312009-12-02 18:52 53° 27' 5" N  3° 37' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030331
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.
10763162009-12-02 13:00  — 2010-01-26 09:30 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076316
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.
10756752009-12-02 18:30  — 2009-12-15 14:30 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075675
10758352009-12-02 13:00  — 2010-01-20 23:30 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075835
1  In-situ nutrient analyser
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10764332009-12-03 00:00  — 2010-01-10 00:00 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076433
12  Moored CTD
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10755462009-12-02 18:30  — 2009-12-15 14:30 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075546
10754172009-12-02 13:00  — 2010-01-26 09:30 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075417
16411872009-12-02 13:10:01  — 2010-01-26 10:00:01 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641187
16411992009-12-02 18:30:01  — 2010-01-26 14:20:01 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641199
16412062009-12-02 13:10:01  — 2010-01-26 10:00:01 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641206
16412182009-12-02 18:30:01  — 2010-01-26 14:20:01 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641218
16412312009-12-02 12:50:03  — 2010-01-20 14:50:03 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641231
16412432009-12-02 16:10:03  — 2010-01-26 13:40:03 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641243
16412552009-12-02 13:10  — 2010-01-26 10:00 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641255
16412672009-12-02 13:10  — 2010-01-26 10:00 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641267
16412792009-12-02 18:30  — 2010-01-26 14:20 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641279
16412802009-12-02 18:30  — 2010-01-26 14:20 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641280
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.
10761192009-12-02 18:30  — 2010-01-26 14:00 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076119
10759762009-12-02 13:00  — 2010-01-26 09:30 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075976
3  Pumped water sample
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Date and time
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Date and time
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13619472009-12-03 09:12  — 2009-12-03 16:28 53° 22' 23" N  3° 55' 59" W — 53° 31' 59" N  3° 13' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1361947
13619352009-12-03 09:12  — 2009-12-03 15:08 53° 22' 23" N  3° 55' 59" W — 53° 27' 3" N  3° 13' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1361935
16813742009-12-03 09:12  — 2009-12-03 15:08 53° 22' 23" N  3° 55' 59" W — 53° 27' 3" N  3° 13' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1681374
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.
10765372009-12-02 13:00  — 2010-01-26 09:30 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076537
10767582009-12-02 13:00  — 2010-01-25 16:30 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076758
Discrete samples 
4  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
Raw oxygen sensor output
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
8  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column