RV Cefas Endeavour 12/16

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier12/16
Cruise period2016-06-21 — 2016-06-28
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom

1. Conduct a standard underwater TV survey of Nephrops burrow densities on the Farn Deeps grounds, 55 35N - 54 45N and 01 30W - 00 40W, and to evaluate Nephrops abundance (110 stations).
2. Conduct seabed multibeam survey (at each TV survey station).


Cefas Endeavour will sail on 21st June from Lowestoft and will return to the same port on 28th June, 2015. This survey involves 24 hour procedures and the scientific staff will be working 4/8 hours shifts (2 people per shift). Video data will be collected from cameras mounted on a towed sledge. On the Farn Deeps grounds, 110 stations will be visited with the aim of recording a clear 10 minute continuous video transect of the sea bed at each station. A multibeam run will be conducted at each TV survey station. All video will be analysed and the counts confirmed at sea. Data will be entered and QC onboard.
Chief scientistRobin Masefield (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 12/16 cruise programme endeavour12_16.pdf  (0.51 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 12/16 cruise report endeavour12_16.pdf (1.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFarne Deeps