RV Celtic Voyager CV13030

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV13030
Cruise period2013-09-26 — 2013-10-01
Port of departureLondonderry, United Kingdom
Port of returnLondonderry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesPalaeoenvironments and sediment distribution west of Ireland University of Ulster marine survey.


1. To repeat survey selected areas of the JIBS and INSS data sets with MBES for evidence of bathymetric change.
2. To relate any change in bathymetry to previous surveys, allowing assessment of sediment transport in the areas.
3. To ground truth MBES data using sediment grabs to aid classification of backscatter data. This will also supplement the low-resolution ground truth data in the area.
4. Biology included in sediment samples will also be collected and preserved for identification at a later date. It is intended that these specimens along with MBES and sediment samples will feed into another PhD project at University of Ulster and may also be incorporated into undergraduate level teaching.
5. To provide experience for undergraduate students aboard, increasing their knowledge of sea going operations and survey methods.
Chief scientistWilliam Evans (University of Ulster School of Environmental Sciences)
NPRCRV Celtic Voyager CV13030 NPRC cv13030.pdf (0.42 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificLough Foyle. Lough Swilly.