Celtic Explorer CE14001

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE14001
Cruise period2014-01-10 — 2014-01-17
Port of departureDublin, Ireland
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesDeveloping Geotechno-stratigraphies

Collect sedimentological, sub-seabed seismic data and in-situ cone penetrometer geotechnical (CPT) data from the northern Irish Sea to analyse the marine environmental conditions and thus to optimise the foundation design for offshore renewable energy infrastructure.

Data collected during this survey will also feed into academic research attempting to understand the development of offshore sedimentary sequences around Ireland where considerable seismics, multibeam and shallow cores have already been taken. Such sequences provide a palaeo-environmental and potential palaeo-climatic record.
Chief scientistAndrew Wheeler (University College Cork School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences)
NPRCCeltic Explorer CE14001 NPRC celticexplorer_ce14001.pdf (0.52 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsCeltic Explorer CE14001 cruise track — celticexplorer_ce14001trk.pdf (0.42 MB)