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RV Cefas Endeavour 11B/11

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier11B/11
Cruise period2011-06-23 — 2011-07-04
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom

1. To survey dredged material disposal sites at the Inner Gabbard East (outer Thames estuary), North Tyne, Souter Point (Tyne) and Tees Bay, for benthos, trace metal and organic contaminants in sediments, using grabbing and coring. At some of the sites the SPI camera and various acoustic methods were also used.

a. To undertake detailed biogeochemical evaluation of sediments and the water column at randomly selected stations in the North Sea to test the validity of the 4 Ecohydrodynamics Units (EHUs) derived from modeled environmental data.
b. To incorporate stations within the sampling plan which reflect a range of fishing pressures according to VMS data on Beam and Otter trawls to assess the impact of fishing on the seabed within an EHU.

3. Deployment of a SmartBuoy at Inner Dowsing and recovery of Guard Buoy at Newbiggin.

4. Opportunistic deployment of passive samplers for trace metal and organic contaminants.
Chief scientistMatthew Curtis (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 11B/11 cruise report endeavour11b_11.pdf — access key 'C' (0.27 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificDogger, Humber, Thames, Tyne
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 11B/11 cruise track — endeavour11b_11trk.pdf (0.13 MB)