RV Cefas Endeavour 08/13

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier08/13
Cruise period2013-06-02 — 2013-06-05
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom

1. Service SmartBuoys at Warp and West Gabbard.
2. Service EAOW landers, and guard buoys at several sites.
3. Service SmartBuoy at Dowsing.
4. Test online flow cytometer and flurometer.


Sail 15:00 2nd June directly to West Gabbard. A water sample will be collected via CTD rosette, then 3 new guard buoys a SmartBuoy and a waverider will be deployed at a site 800m from the main. After an overnight steam to the Warp, the SmartBuoy will be serviced after breakfast (with water samples before and after as usual). We will then return to West Gabbard to recover the old SmartBuoy and collect more water samples via the CTD, before leaving for the Dowsing. After an overnight steam to the Dowsing, the SmartBuoy will be serviced after breakfast on the 4th. Returning overnight east to AWAC4.1 the minilander will be serviced and water and sediment samples collected. Endeavour will then proceed to AWAC 3.1. in the afternoon of the 3rd where the minilander will be service along with water and sediment samples. Endeavour will return to Lowestoft after visual checks of DWR E and DWR C to dock at approx 18:00 on Wednesday 5th June

If the weather is poor the route may be revised.
Chief scientistDavid Brian Sivyer (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 08/13 cruise programme endeavour08_13.pdf  (0.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea (Warp, West Gabbard, Dowsing).