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RRS Discovery DY033 (GApr04 Leg3)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74EQ)
Cruise identifierDY033 (GApr04 Leg3)
Cruise period2015-07-11 — 2015-08-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureSouthampton, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesCruise DY033 was the summer pelagic cruise of the NERC/Defra-funded Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry (SSB) research programme. The main objectives of the cruise were:
1. To make times-series process measurements at the Central Celtic Sea (CCS) site, the shelf edge site (CS2) and benthic workpackage sampling site 'A' to examine the functioning of the shelf sea biogeochemical system in the post spring bloom stratified period;
2. To make a number of observations at other sites across the Celtic Sea in order to put the main process sites into a wider context;
3. To continue the mooring record at the CCS site through the recovery of an ADCP chain, temperature chain and bedframe;
4. Deploy, and where appropriate recover, a series of gliders (including long-term and short-term deployments of Ocean Microstructure Gliders (OMGs), a Slocum glider with nitrate sensor and a further Slocum glider;
5. Deploy and recover two Wirewalker moorings at CCS;
6. Collect samples for the measurement of iron and other trace metals/isotopes along two transects at the shelf edge (WP3 of the SSB programme).
Chief scientistC Mark Moore (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
ProjectShelf Sea Biogeochemistry
Cruise reportRRS Discovery DY033 (GApr04 Leg3) cruise report dy033.pdf — access key 'C' (5.64 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificCeltic Sea shelf break/slope
Track chartsRRS Discovery DY033 (GApr04 Leg3) cruise track — dy033trk.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 21
Description: Underway surface measurements from TSG, fluorometer, transmissometer
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: activity duration in days = 21
Description: Underway surface measurements from TSG, fluorometer, transmissometer
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 47
Description: CTD profiles from stainless steel package (temperature, salinity, pressure, oxygen, beam transmission/attenuation, fluorescence, PAR, light scattering)
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 41
Description: CTD profiles from titanium package (temperature, salinity, pressure, oxygen, beam transmission/attenuation, fluorescence, PAR, light scattering)
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 47
Description: CTD profiles from stainless steel package (temperature, salinity, pressure, oxygen, beam transmission/attenuation, fluorescence, PAR, light scattering)
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 41
Description: CTD profiles from titanium package (temperature, salinity, pressure, oxygen, beam transmission/attenuation, fluorescence, PAR, light scattering)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in days = 21
Description: Vessel mounted ADCPs (150 kHz and 75 kHz)
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 47
Description: CTD profiles from stainless steel package (temperature, salinity, pressure, oxygen, beam transmission/attenuation, fluorescence, PAR, light scattering)
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 41
Description: CTD profiles from titanium package (temperature, salinity, pressure, oxygen, beam transmission/attenuation, fluorescence, PAR, light scattering)
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 9
Description: Measurements from Near Surface Ocean Profiler (NSOP) including - Licor (xco2, pressure, temperature), Equilibrator (temperature, flow rate) seabird CTD (temperature, salinity and depth)
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 47
Description: CTD profiles from stainless steel package (temperature, salinity, pressure, oxygen, beam transmission/attenuation, fluorescence, PAR, light scattering)
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 41
Description: CTD profiles from titanium package (temperature, salinity, pressure, oxygen, beam transmission/attenuation, fluorescence, PAR, light scattering)
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 180
Description: Dissolved oxygen samples for calibration (from both CTDs)
OxygenQuantity: activity duration in days = 4
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples (SS CTD only) for community and bacterial respiration rates by changes in dissolved O2 concentration over 24 h incubation and in vivo INt reduction method. Vertical profile of 6 depths each (5 in the photic zone and 1 in the aphotic).
OxygenQuantity: activity duration in days = 4
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples (SS CTD only) for community respiration rates by optical sensors (optode probes). 1 or 2 depths analysed. Data need further calibration and process.
OxygenQuantity: number of deployments = 9
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples for carbon remineralization rates of different sinking fractions (Marine snow catcher) by changes in dissolved O2 concentration over 24 h incubation and in vivo INt reduction method. Each MSC is composed of three different fractions: suspended, slow sinking and fast sinking particles.
OxygenQuantity: number of deployments = 8
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples for carbon remineralization rates of different sinking fractions (Marine snow catcher) by optical sensors. Measurements of one or two fractions: fast and suspended particles.
OxygenQuantity: activity duration in days = 3
Description: Zooplankton respiration of three different zooplankton size fractions (>500, 200-500 and 63 µm) measured by changes in dissolved O2 concentration over 3-4 h incubation and optical sensors.
Carbon dioxideQuantity: number of deployments = 9
Description: Measurements from Near Surface Ocean Profiler (NSOP) including - Licor (xco2, pressure, temperature), Equilibrator (temperature, flow rate) seabird CTD (temperature, salinity and depth)
Other dissolved gasesQuantity: number of samples = 380
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples for determination of N2O and CH4 concentration (both CTDs)
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 42
Description: Samples for determination of daily primary production, carbon fixation (and DOC production), phosphate uptake (and DOP production), calcite production and size-fractionated (0.2-2 ?m, 2-20 ?m and >20 ?m) primary production (SS CTD only).
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 35
Description: Samples for determination of iron uptake, in conjunction with size-fractionated measurements of carbon fixation and phosphate uptake (>0.2 ?m, >2 ?m).
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 985
Description: Collection and analysis of dissolved inorganic nutrients (nitrate+nitrite, phosphate, silicic acid and ammonia) in seawater samples (from both CTDs)
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 288
Description: Samples for dissolved nutrient analysis from zooplankton experiments.
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 630
Description: Samples from DOM remineralisation experiments, DOP, FISH, BA, inorganic nutrients, DOCN.
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 352
Description: Samples for dissolved nutrient analysis from zooplankton experiments.
Total - PQuantity: number of samples = 295
Description: Collection of dissolved organic matter (DOC, TDN, TDP, DFAA, THAA, CDOM, isotopic N) samples for laboratory analysis (from both CTDs)
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 288
Description: Samples for dissolved nutrient analysis from zooplankton experiments.
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 60
Description: Collection of sea water samples for determination of nitrate/nitrite and ammonium uptake, recycling and N2 fixation (SS CTD only)
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 24
Description: Collection of sea water samples for determination of nitrate/nitrite and ammonium uptake and recycling (Marine snow catcher)
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 352
Description: Samples for dissolved nutrient analysis from zooplankton experiments.
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 985
Description: Collection and analysis of dissolved inorganic nutrients (nitrate+nitrite, phosphate, silicic acid and ammonia) in seawater samples (from both CTDs)
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 288
Description: Samples for dissolved nutrient analysis from zooplankton experiments.
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 60
Description: Collection of sea water samples for determination of nitrate/nitrite and ammonium uptake, recycling and N2 fixation (SS CTD only)
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 24
Description: Collection of sea water samples for determination of nitrate/nitrite and ammonium uptake and recycling (Marine snow catcher)
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 352
Description: Samples for dissolved nutrient analysis from zooplankton experiments.
Total - NQuantity: number of samples = 295
Description: Collection of dissolved organic matter (DOC, TDN, TDP, DFAA, THAA, CDOM, isotopic N) samples for laboratory analysis (from both CTDs)
Total - NQuantity: number of samples = 985
Description: Collection and analysis of dissolved inorganic nutrients (nitrate+nitrite, phosphate, silicic acid and ammonia) in seawater samples (from both CTDs)
Total - NQuantity: number of samples = 630
Description: Samples from DOM remineralisation experiments, DOP, FISH, BA, inorganic nutrients, DOCN.
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 288
Description: Samples for dissolved nutrient analysis from zooplankton experiments.
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 60
Description: Collection of sea water samples for determination of nitrate/nitrite and ammonium uptake, recycling and N2 fixation (SS CTD only)
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 630
Description: Samples from DOM remineralisation experiments, DOP, FISH, BA, inorganic nutrients, DOCN.
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 24
Description: Collection of sea water samples for determination of nitrate/nitrite and ammonium uptake and recycling (Marine snow catcher)
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 352
Description: Samples for dissolved nutrient analysis from zooplankton experiments.
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 985
Description: Collection and analysis of dissolved inorganic nutrients (nitrate+nitrite, phosphate, silicic acid and ammonia) in seawater samples (from both CTDs)
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 288
Description: Samples for dissolved nutrient analysis from zooplankton experiments.
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 630
Description: Samples from DOM remineralisation experiments, DOP, FISH, BA, inorganic nutrients, DOCN.
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 352
Description: Samples for dissolved nutrient analysis from zooplankton experiments.
AlkalinityQuantity: number of samples = 131
Description: Collection of dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity samples for laboratory analysis (from both CTDs)
AlkalinityQuantity: number of samples = 14
Description: Collection of dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity samples from non-toxic supply for laboratory analysis
AlkalinityQuantity: number of samples = 54
Description: Collection of dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity samples for laboratory analysis from both NSOP deployments
AlkalinityQuantity: number of samples = 209
Description: Collection of dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity samples for laboratory analysis (from both CTDs)
Trace elementsQuantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples from rosette (Ti CTD only) for dissolved and particulate trace metals and ligands. Vertical profile of 6-24 depths. Particulates sampled on 3 depths per cast. SPM sampled on selected casts.
Trace elementsQuantity: number of samples = 31
Description: Collection and analysis of surface (3m) sea water samples for dissolved and unfiltered trace metals and ligand samples, from a trace metal tow-fish deployed on aft portside of the ship.
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 295
Description: Collection of dissolved organic matter (DOC, TDN, TDP, DFAA, THAA, CDOM, isotopic N) samples for laboratory analysis (from both CTDs)
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 134
Description: Filtration of samples for laboratory analysis of suspended particulate material (POC, PON, POP, lipids, pigments, amino acids, isotopic PN) (from both CTDs)
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 120
Description: Samples for analysis of triple O2 isotopes (SS and Ti CTDs)
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 28
Description: Underway triple O2 isotopes samples from non-toxic underway supply
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 131
Description: Collection of dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity samples for laboratory analysis (from both CTDs)
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 14
Description: Collection of dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity samples from non-toxic supply for laboratory analysis
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 54
Description: Collection of dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity samples for laboratory analysis from both NSOP deployments
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 209
Description: Collection of dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity samples for laboratory analysis (from both CTDs)
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples from rosette (Ti CTD only) for dissolved and particulate trace metals and ligands. Vertical profile of 6-24 depths. Particulates sampled on 3 depths per cast. SPM sampled on selected casts.
Trace metalsQuantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples from rosette (Ti CTD only) for dissolved and particulate trace metals and ligands. Vertical profile of 6-24 depths. Particulates sampled on 3 depths per cast. SPM sampled on selected casts.
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 31
Description: Collection and analysis of surface (3m) sea water samples for dissolved and unfiltered trace metals and ligand samples, from a trace metal tow-fish deployed on aft portside of the ship.
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of samples = 380
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples for determination of abundance and composition of small plankton by flow cytometry (both CTDs)
Primary productivityQuantity: activity duration in days = 22
Description: Underway O2/Ar measurements from non-toxic underway supply
Primary productivityQuantity: number of samples = 120
Description: Samples for analysis of triple O2 isotopes (SS and Ti CTDs)
Primary productivityQuantity: number of samples = 89
Description: Samples for analysis of oxygen / argon ratios (SS CTDs only)
Primary productivityQuantity: number of samples = 28
Description: Underway triple O2 isotopes samples from non-toxic underway supply
Primary productivityQuantity: activity duration in days = 21
Description: Underway FRRf measurements from non-toxic underway supply
Primary productivityQuantity: number of samples = 53
Description: Discrete FRRf measurements from CTD niskin bottles (SS CTD only)
Primary productivityQuantity: number of samples = 42
Description: Samples for determination of daily primary production, carbon fixation (and DOC production), phosphate uptake (and DOP production), calcite production and size-fractionated (0.2-2 ?m, 2-20 ?m and >20 ?m) primary production (SS CTD only).
Primary productivityQuantity: number of samples = 35
Description: Samples for determination of iron uptake, in conjunction with size-fractionated measurements of carbon fixation and phosphate uptake (>0.2 ?m, >2 ?m).
Primary productivityQuantity: activity duration in days = 4
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples (SS CTD only) for community and bacterial respiration rates by changes in dissolved O2 concentration over 24 h incubation and in vivo INt reduction method. Vertical profile of 6 depths each (5 in the photic zone and 1 in the aphotic).
Primary productivityQuantity: activity duration in days = 4
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples (SS CTD only) for community respiration rates by optical sensors (optode probes). 1 or 2 depths analysed. Data need further calibration and process.
Primary productivityQuantity: number of deployments = 9
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples for carbon remineralization rates of different sinking fractions (Marine snow catcher) by changes in dissolved O2 concentration over 24 h incubation and in vivo INt reduction method. Each MSC is composed of three different fractions: suspended, slow sinking and fast sinking particles.
Primary productivityQuantity: number of deployments = 8
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples for carbon remineralization rates of different sinking fractions (Marine snow catcher) by optical sensors. Measurements of one or two fractions: fast and suspended particles.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: activity duration in days = 21
Description: Underway surface measurements from TSG, fluorometer, transmissometer
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 47
Description: CTD profiles from stainless steel package (temperature, salinity, pressure, oxygen, beam transmission/attenuation, fluorescence, PAR, light scattering)
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 41
Description: CTD profiles from titanium package (temperature, salinity, pressure, oxygen, beam transmission/attenuation, fluorescence, PAR, light scattering)
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 134
Description: Filtration of samples for laboratory analysis of suspended particulate material (POC, PON, POP, lipids, pigments, amino acids, isotopic PN) (from both CTDs)
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 12
Description: Filtration of samples for laboratory analysis of suspended particulate material (POC, PON, POP, lipids, pigments, amino acids) (SAPS)
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 351
Description: Filtration of samples for laboratory analysis of total chlorophyll-a (from both CTDs)
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 42
Description: Filtration of samples for laboratory analysis of size-fractionated (0.2-2 ?m, 2-20 ?m, >20 ?m) chlorophyll-a (from SS CTD only)
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 128
Description: Measurements of total chlorophyll (GF/F) from zooplankton experiments.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 252
Description: Size-fractionated (0.2-2 ?m, 2-20 ?m and >20 ?m) measurements of chlorophyll from zooplankton experiments.
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 134
Description: Filtration of samples for laboratory analysis of suspended particulate material (POC, PON, POP, lipids, pigments, amino acids, isotopic PN) (from both CTDs)
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 12
Description: Filtration of samples for laboratory analysis of suspended particulate material (POC, PON, POP, lipids, pigments, amino acids) (SAPS)
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 18
Description: Samples for analysis of Transparent Exopolymer Particles (TEPs) (SS CTDs only)
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 42
Description: Filtration of samples for analysis of particulate material (BSi) (SS CTD only)
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 105
Description: Samples from vertical net hauls (63 ?m and 200 ?m) for elemental composition (night and day)
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Filtration of samples for laboratory analysis of suspended particulate material (POC, PON, POP, lipids) (Marine snow catchers)
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 36
Description: POC samples from zooplankton incubations
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: number of samples = 295
Description: Collection of dissolved organic matter (DOC, TDN, TDP, DFAA, THAA, CDOM, isotopic N) samples for laboratory analysis (from both CTDs)
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: number of samples = 18
Description: Samples for analysis of Transparent Exopolymer Particles (TEPs) (SS CTDs only)
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: number of samples = 630
Description: Samples from DOM remineralisation experiments, DOP, FISH, BA, inorganic nutrients, DOCN.
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: number of samples = 72
Description: DOC from zooplankton incubations
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of samples = 134
Description: Filtration of samples for laboratory analysis of suspended particulate material (POC, PON, POP, lipids, pigments, amino acids, isotopic PN) (from both CTDs)
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of samples = 105
Description: Samples from vertical net hauls (63 ?m and 200 ?m) for elemental composition (night and day)
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of samples = 12
Description: Filtration of samples for laboratory analysis of suspended particulate material (POC, PON, POP, lipids, pigments, amino acids) (SAPS)
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Filtration of samples for laboratory analysis of suspended particulate material (POC, PON, POP, lipids) (Marine snow catchers)
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 42
Description: Filtration of samples for analysis of coccolithophore abundance by light microscopy (SS CTD only)
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 380
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples for determination of abundance and composition of small plankton by flow cytometry (both CTDs)
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 44
Description: Collection of sea water samples for enumeration of large plankton (SS CTD only)
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 188
Description: Preserved water samples (acidic Lugol's solution) for analysis of phytoplankton community structure by light microscopy from zooplankton experiments.
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 128
Description: Samples for analysis of phytoplankton community structure by flow cytometry from zooplankton experiments.
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 42
Description: Filtration of samples for analysis of coccolithophore abundance by light microscopy
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 57
Description: Samples from zooplankton experiments for biomass and composition
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 105
Description: Samples from vertical net hauls (63 ?m and 200 ?m) for zooplankton biomass and composition (night and day)
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 188
Description: Preserved water samples (acidic Lugol's solution) for analysis of phytoplankton community structure by light microscopy from zooplankton experiments.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 352
Description: Samples for dissolved nutrient analysis from zooplankton experiments.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 288
Description: Samples for dissolved nutrient analysis from zooplankton experiments.
ZooplanktonQuantity: activity duration in days = 3
Description: Zooplankton respiration of three different zooplankton size fractions (>500, 200-500 and 63 µm) measured by changes in dissolved O2 concentration over 3-4 h incubation and optical sensors.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Samples from the Marine Snow Catchers fixed for zooplankton analysis
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 105
Description: Samples from vertical net hauls (63 ?m and 200 ?m) for elemental composition (night and day)
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 44
Description: Collection of sea water samples for enumeration of large plankton (SS CTD only)
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of samples = 630
Description: Samples from DOM remineralisation experiments, DOP, FISH, BA, inorganic nutrients, DOCN.
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of samples = 128
Description: Samples for analysis of phytoplankton community structure by flow cytometry from zooplankton experiments.
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of samples = 24
Description: Samples for bacterial production (SS CTD only)
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: activity duration in days = 4
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples (SS CTD only) for community and bacterial respiration rates by changes in dissolved O2 concentration over 24 h incubation and in vivo INt reduction method. Vertical profile of 6 depths each (5 in the photic zone and 1 in the aphotic).
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of samples = 27
Description: Samples for bacterial production (marine snow catcher)
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of deployments = 8
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples for carbon remineralization rates of different sinking fractions (Marine snow catcher) by optical sensors. Measurements of one or two fractions: fast and suspended particles.
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of deployments = 9
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples for carbon remineralization rates of different sinking fractions (Marine snow catcher) by changes in dissolved O2 concentration over 24 h incubation and in vivo INt reduction method. Each MSC is composed of three different fractions: suspended, slow sinking and fast sinking particles.
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: activity duration in days = 4
Description: Collection and analysis of sea water samples (SS CTD only) for community respiration rates by optical sensors (optode probes). 1 or 2 depths analysed. Data need further calibration and process.
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 21
Description: Underway met package (PAR, TIR, wind spd/dir, air temp, humidity, air pressure)
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature measurements49° 23' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — 23 temperature and conductivity loggers (3 x SBE16+, 4 x SBE 37, 9 x StarOddi Starmon, 7 x RBR solo) recovered 27/07/2015.
Optics (eg underwater light levels)49° 23' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — Vertically profiling mooring with RBR CTD and Wetlabs triplet (CHL, CDOM, Phycoerythrin EX/EM fluorescence). Deployed 13/07/2015. Recovered: mooring lost
Optics (eg underwater light levels)49° 23' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — Vertically profiling mooring with RBR CTD and Wetlabs triplet (CHL, CDOM, Turbidity EX/EM fluorescence). Deployed 13/07/2015. Recovered 29/07/2015
Current profiler (eg ADCP)49° 23' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — 150 kHz ADCP mounted in bedframe (upward looking). Recovered 31/07/2015
Current profiler (eg ADCP)49° 23' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — 3 x 600 kHz ADCPS mounted in-line on mooring line. Recovered 25/07/2015.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)49° 23' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — 600 kHz ADCP mounted in bedframe (upward looking). Recovered 31/07/2015
Other physical oceanographic measurements49° 23' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — Vertically profiling mooring with RBR CTD and Wetlabs triplet (CHL, CDOM, Turbidity EX/EM fluorescence). Deployed 13/07/2015. Recovered 29/07/2015
Other physical oceanographic measurements49° 23' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — Bedframe with SBE 16+ (temperature, conductivity, pressure) recovered 31/07/2015
Other physical oceanographic measurements48° 30' 0" N  9° 48' 0" W — Deployment of Deep Sea Glider SN 533 (Canopus) Deployed: 16/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), PAR, CTD.
Other physical oceanographic measurements48° 28' 59" N  9° 48' 0" W — Ocean Microstructure Slocum Glider (SN 424) Deployed: 16/07/2015 Recovered: 23/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, MicroRider.
Other physical oceanographic measurements49° 23' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — Vertically profiling mooring with RBR CTD and Wetlabs triplet (CHL, CDOM, Phycoerythrin EX/EM fluorescence). Deployed 13/07/2015. Recovered: mooring lost
Other physical oceanographic measurements49° 22' 59" N  8° 37' 59" W — Ocean Microstructure Glider (SN 423) Deployed: 14/07/2015 Recovered: 31/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, MicroRider.
Chemical oceanography 
Oxygen48° 28' 59" N  9° 49' 59" W — Deep Slocum glider (SN 408, Growler) Recovered: 18/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD.
Oxygen49° 25' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — Seaglider (SN 534, Denebola) Deployed: 13/07/2015 Recovered: 30/07/2015 ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, Nitrate sensor 'Lab-on-Chip'.
Oxygen48° 28' 59" N  9° 48' 0" W — Ocean Microstructure Slocum Glider (SN 424) Deployed: 16/07/2015 Recovered: 23/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, MicroRider.
Oxygen49° 22' 59" N  8° 37' 59" W — Ocean Microstructure Glider (SN 423) Deployed: 14/07/2015 Recovered: 31/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, MicroRider.
Oxygen48° 30' 0" N  9° 48' 0" W — Deployment of Deep Sea Glider SN 533 (Canopus) Deployed: 16/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), PAR, CTD.
Nitrate49° 25' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — Seaglider (SN 534, Denebola) Deployed: 13/07/2015 Recovered: 30/07/2015 ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, Nitrate sensor 'Lab-on-Chip'.
Contamination 
Suspended matter49° 22' 59" N  8° 37' 59" W — Ocean Microstructure Glider (SN 423) Deployed: 14/07/2015 Recovered: 31/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, MicroRider.
Suspended matter48° 28' 59" N  9° 48' 0" W — Ocean Microstructure Slocum Glider (SN 424) Deployed: 16/07/2015 Recovered: 23/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, MicroRider.
Suspended matter48° 28' 59" N  9° 49' 59" W — Deep Slocum glider (SN 408, Growler) Recovered: 18/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD.
Suspended matter49° 25' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — Seaglider (SN 534, Denebola) Deployed: 13/07/2015 Recovered: 30/07/2015 ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, Nitrate sensor 'Lab-on-Chip'.
Suspended matter48° 30' 0" N  9° 48' 0" W — Deployment of Deep Sea Glider SN 533 (Canopus) Deployed: 16/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), PAR, CTD.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)49° 25' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — Seaglider (SN 534, Denebola) Deployed: 13/07/2015 Recovered: 30/07/2015 ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, Nitrate sensor 'Lab-on-Chip'.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)48° 28' 59" N  9° 48' 0" W — Ocean Microstructure Slocum Glider (SN 424) Deployed: 16/07/2015 Recovered: 23/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, MicroRider.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)49° 22' 59" N  8° 37' 59" W — Ocean Microstructure Glider (SN 423) Deployed: 14/07/2015 Recovered: 31/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, MicroRider.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)48° 30' 0" N  9° 48' 0" W — Deployment of Deep Sea Glider SN 533 (Canopus) Deployed: 16/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), PAR, CTD.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)48° 28' 59" N  9° 49' 59" W — Deep Slocum glider (SN 408, Growler) Recovered: 18/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD.
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)48° 28' 59" N  9° 48' 0" W — Ocean Microstructure Slocum Glider (SN 424) Deployed: 16/07/2015 Recovered: 23/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, MicroRider.
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)49° 25' 59" N  8° 35' 59" W — Seaglider (SN 534, Denebola) Deployed: 13/07/2015 Recovered: 30/07/2015 ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, Nitrate sensor 'Lab-on-Chip'.
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)49° 22' 59" N  8° 37' 59" W — Ocean Microstructure Glider (SN 423) Deployed: 14/07/2015 Recovered: 31/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD, MicroRider.
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)48° 28' 59" N  9° 49' 59" W — Deep Slocum glider (SN 408, Growler) Recovered: 18/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), CTD.
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)48° 30' 0" N  9° 48' 0" W — Deployment of Deep Sea Glider SN 533 (Canopus) Deployed: 16/07/2015 Optode, ECO Puck (Chl, CDOM, Trans), PAR, CTD.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
88  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Optical backscatter
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Optical backscatter
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16253962015-07-26 15:22 51° 12' 46" N  6° 7' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625396
16254032015-07-26 23:34 50° 49' 41" N  6° 39' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625403
16254152015-07-27 21:28 49° 25' 4" N  8° 35' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625415
16254272015-07-28 11:38 50° 24' 16" N  7° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625427
16254392015-07-28 17:43 50° 0' 32" N  7° 47' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625439
16257532015-07-23 04:30 48° 22' 11" N  9° 37' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625753
16257652015-07-23 10:21 48° 24' 31" N  9° 31' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625765
16257772015-07-23 12:35 48° 22' 42" N  9° 36' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625777
16257892015-07-25 03:26 49° 22' 0" N  8° 37' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625789
16257902015-07-25 05:47 49° 22' 0" N  8° 37' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625790
16258082015-07-25 08:50 49° 25' 54" N  8° 35' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625808
16258212015-07-26 16:33 51° 12' 46" N  6° 7' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625821
16258332015-07-28 11:54 50° 24' 16" N  7° 13' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625833
16258452015-07-28 18:54 50° 0' 32" N  7° 47' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625845
16258572015-07-29 02:56 49° 25' 28" N  8° 34' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625857
16258692015-07-30 03:36 49° 24' 34" N  8° 34' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625869
16258702015-07-31 05:17 49° 24' 43" N  8° 34' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625870
16258822015-07-31 08:16 49° 24' 53" N  8° 33' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625882
16258942015-07-31 11:21 49° 23' 44" N  8° 35' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625894
16259012015-07-31 12:36 49° 22' 48" N  8° 38' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625901
16259132015-07-31 14:09 49° 23' 43" N  8° 35' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625913
16259252015-07-31 14:51 49° 23' 43" N  8° 35' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625925
16259372015-07-31 17:40 49° 23' 48" N  8° 35' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625937
16259492015-07-31 20:37 49° 23' 51" N  8° 35' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625949
16259502015-07-31 23:56 49° 23' 43" N  8° 35' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625950
16259622015-08-01 02:25 49° 23' 48" N  8° 35' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625962
16259742015-08-01 05:13 49° 23' 49" N  8° 35' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625974
16250102015-07-13 06:47 49° 25' 52" N  8° 35' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625010
16250222015-07-13 12:32 49° 23' 34" N  8° 36' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625022
16250342015-07-13 19:23 49° 23' 7" N  8° 37' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625034
16250462015-07-14 01:15 49° 23' 12" N  8° 37' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625046
16250582015-07-14 08:59 49° 25' 36" N  8° 32' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625058
16250712015-07-14 12:39 49° 23' 26" N  8° 37' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625071
16250832015-07-15 01:09 49° 22' 42" N  8° 36' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625083
16250952015-07-15 11:22 49° 22' 42" N  8° 36' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625095
16251022015-07-16 08:34 48° 29' 24" N  9° 47' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625102
16251142015-07-16 17:54 48° 23' 6" N  9° 55' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625114
16251262015-07-17 01:51 48° 23' 58" N  9° 54' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625126
16251382015-07-17 12:08 48° 24' 36" N  9° 53' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625138
16251512015-07-18 01:10 48° 25' 19" N  9° 52' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625151
16251632015-07-18 05:38 48° 26' 13" N  9° 51' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625163
16251752015-07-18 09:51 48° 29' 30" N  9° 48' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625175
16251872015-07-18 12:52 48° 28' 10" N  9° 49' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625187
16251992015-07-19 01:15 48° 34' 15" N  9° 30' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625199
16252062015-07-19 11:05 48° 34' 16" N  9° 30' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625206
16252182015-07-19 15:50 48° 34' 16" N  9° 30' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625218
16252312015-07-20 02:12 48° 34' 14" N  9° 30' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625231
16252432015-07-20 05:18 48° 34' 14" N  9° 30' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625243
16252552015-07-20 10:04 48° 34' 15" N  9° 30' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625255
16252672015-07-20 15:26 48° 34' 15" N  9° 30' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625267
16252792015-07-21 16:02 48° 12' 21" N  10° 3' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625279
16252802015-07-21 23:20 48° 14' 22" N  9° 57' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625280
16252922015-07-22 05:36 48° 17' 56" N  9° 47' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625292
16253112015-07-23 06:42 48° 22' 11" N  9° 37' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625311
16253232015-07-23 08:59 48° 24' 31" N  9° 31' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625323
16253352015-07-23 14:51 48° 33' 28" N  9° 29' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625335
16253472015-07-23 18:35 48° 51' 11" N  9° 12' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625347
16253592015-07-23 21:46 49° 7' 3" N  8° 54' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625359
16253602015-07-24 01:09 49° 22' 5" N  8° 37' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625360
16253722015-07-24 11:19 49° 22' 5" N  8° 37' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625372
16253842015-07-25 22:31 49° 24' 55" N  8° 35' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625384
16254402015-07-29 01:32 49° 25' 16" N  8° 34' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625440
16254522015-07-29 04:14 49° 25' 28" N  8° 34' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625452
16254642015-07-29 08:28 49° 23' 24" N  8° 36' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625464
16254762015-07-29 16:11 49° 23' 38" N  8° 29' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625476
16254882015-07-29 18:11 49° 25' 30" N  8° 34' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625488
16255072015-07-30 02:21 49° 24' 34" N  8° 34' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625507
16255192015-07-30 10:06 49° 24' 22" N  8° 32' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625519
16255202015-08-01 07:22 49° 22' 49" N  8° 35' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625520
16255322015-07-13 10:10 49° 23' 50" N  8° 36' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625532
16255442015-07-14 11:07 49° 23' 18" N  8° 38' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625544
16255562015-07-15 03:20 49° 22' 42" N  8° 36' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625556
16255682015-07-15 10:25 49° 22' 42" N  8° 36' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625568
16255812015-07-16 11:36 48° 23' 7" N  9° 55' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625581
16255932015-07-16 15:05 48° 23' 7" N  9° 55' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625593
16256002015-07-16 23:20 48° 23' 58" N  9° 54' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625600
16256122015-07-17 08:12 48° 24' 36" N  9° 53' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625612
16256242015-07-17 22:53 48° 25' 20" N  9° 52' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625624
16256362015-07-18 00:13 48° 25' 19" N  9° 52' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625636
16256482015-07-18 03:49 48° 25' 46" N  9° 52' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625648
16256612015-07-18 07:43 48° 26' 7" N  9° 51' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625661
16256732015-07-18 11:40 48° 29' 30" N  9° 48' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625673
16256852015-07-20 03:29 48° 34' 14" N  9° 30' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625685
16256972015-07-21 04:21 48° 12' 24" N  10° 3' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625697
16257042015-07-21 19:50 48° 12' 21" N  10° 3' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625704
16257162015-07-22 02:04 48° 14' 22" N  9° 57' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625716
16257282015-07-22 07:57 48° 17' 59" N  9° 47' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625728
16257412015-07-22 23:49 48° 20' 27" N  9° 42' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1625741
1  Meteorological data logger
Air pressure
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Atmospheric humidity
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Date and time
Air temperature
Air pressure
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Atmospheric humidity
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Date and time
Air temperature

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
17362052015-07-11 16:43:42  — 2015-08-02 13:40:12 47° 59' 34" N  10° 14' 43" W — 51° 12' 47" N  1° 17' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1736205
1  Multi-beam echosounder
Platform or instrument orientation
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Platform or instrument orientation
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
17362172015-07-11 16:43:42  — 2015-08-02 13:40:12 47° 59' 34" N  10° 14' 43" W — 51° 12' 47" N  1° 17' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1736217
1  Multiple instrument types
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Metadata parameters
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Metadata parameters
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
17361982015-07-11 16:43:42  — 2015-08-02 13:40:12 47° 59' 34" N  10° 14' 43" W — 51° 12' 47" N  1° 17' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1736198
Discrete samples 
40  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
86  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
36  Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column