RV Cefas Endeavour 08/14

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier08/14
Cruise period2014-05-11 — 2014-05-14
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom

1. Service SmartBuoys at Dowsing, Warp and West Gabbard (SLA25 - 2 day)
2. Service waverider at Firth of Forth (C6029A - 1 day)
3. Service waverider at Tyne and Dowsing (C6029A - 1 day)
4. FerryBox servicing and upgrades
5. Collect scrape samples from the SmartBuoys (C5955A)


The Endeavour sailed at 05:30 on the 11th, proceeded directly to Dowsing and serviced the waverider. Heading north the ship arrived at 07:30 on the 12th to service the Firth of Forth waverider. Later the same day the Tyne waverider was serviced at 17:00. After the waverider work was completed, a contract engineer was dropped off near Sunderland. On the morning of the 13th the Dowsing SmartBuoy was serviced and scrape samples were collected. The Endeavour popped back to Lowestoft and sent the small boat in to collect some additional sampling gear and a new sensor for the FerryBox (had been lost in the post!). On arrival at West Gabbard the SmartBuoy was recovered and a new deployed before moving to the Warp overnight. The Warp SmartBuoy was serviced on the morning of the 14th. Water samples were collected before and after each SmartBuoy service for calibration. Additional water samples were collected frequently during the survey to aid calibration of satellite images and on-board sensors. The weather was glorious throughout. Endeavour docked in Lowestoft at 20:20.
Chief scientistDavid Brian Sivyer (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 08/14 cruise programme endeavour08_14.pdf  (0.02 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 08/14 cruise report endeavour08_14.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificDowsing, Warp, West Gabbard, Firth of Forth, Tyne
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
5  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply
4  Water bottle hydrocast