RV Cefas Endeavour 05/14

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier05/14
Cruise period2014-03-13 — 2014-03-31
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom

To investigate features identified from within the rMCZ sites during recent verification surveys, through the use of seabed imagery techniques (video and stills) and potentially acquiring sediment samples and MBES data. To survey areas within the Fladen grounds 'muddy sediments' using grabs and seabed imagery techniques to provide information for the management, monitoring and verification of features from the fladen grounds SMPA . There is also the potential to acquire MBES data during this part of the cruise.


Depart Lowestoft following equipment mob, safety inductions and vessel familiarisation on the 13th March 2013 to arrive at the Farnes East rMCZ for a two day seabed imagery/grab survey. Transit to the Swallow sands rMCZ to conduct a two day seabed imagery/grab survey. The remainder of the survey will be in the Fladen grounds where we will be completing a series of seabed imagery/grab surveys in and around the potential SMPAs before returning to Lowestoft on the morning tide of the 31st March 2014, with the option of returning on the evening tide as a contingency for completing the survey objectives.
Chief scientistPaul McIlwaine (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 05/14 cruise programme endeavour05_14.pdf  (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Specificarnes East rMCZ, Swallow Sand rMCZ and Fladen SMPA areas
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 05/14 cruise track — endeavour05_14trk.pdf (0.34 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
20  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply