Cruise inventory

Falcon Spirit 2012-05

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFalcon Spirit
Cruise identifier2012-05
Cruise period2012-05-13 — 2012-05-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe data were acquired from the RV Falcon Spirit, the Plymouth University vessel. The small 14m catermaran was used on a daily basis from 13 May 2012 to 24 May 2012 with the idea to capture high quality, spatially resolved field data ahead of the Wave Hub construction. Funded by the NERC grant - NE/I015108/1 Wave Hub baseline study.

Objectives

Detailed oceanographic study at the Wave Hub site and surrounds - covering the whole range of physical, chemical and biological parameters before the deployment of Wave Hub infrastructure and wave energy devices.
Ensure data acquisition in time and space to allow development of physical and ecosystem models at scales relevant to wave arrays. Ultimately models will make predictive assessments of the extent, timescales and intensity of ecosystem impacts and perturbation resulting from implementation of wave energy arrays.
Engagement of environmental economists to ensure these same data can be used to develop economic valuation estimates of critical life supporting ecosystem services at scales appropriate to arrays of wave devices for comparison with other uses of marine space.
To address the questions which have arisen directly in respect of marine renewable energy development and sustainable use of marine resources.
Chief scientistPhil Hosegood (University of Plymouth School of Marine Science and Engineering)
ProjectWave Hub baseline study
Coordinating bodyPlymouth University, School of Marine Science and Engineering
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificNorthern Cornish Coast
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stations50° 19' 59" N  5° 33' 59" W — 15 CTD stations profiled
Subsurface temperature measurements50° 19' 59" N  5° 35' 59" W — Moored chain of temperature loggers
Current profiler (eg ADCP)50° 19' 59" N  5° 34' 59" W — ADCP
Currents measured from ship drift50° 19' 59" N  5° 33' 59" W — VMADCP
Other physical oceanographic measurements50° 17' 59" N  5° 30' 0" W — Towed minibat CTD - 3 transects
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
3  CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Sound velocity and travel time in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Sound velocity and travel time in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
17193802012-05-17 06:46:39  — 2012-05-17 07:26:21 50° 14' 40" N  5° 28' 30" W — 50° 17' 55" N  5° 30' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1719380
17193922012-05-17 07:26:40  — 2012-05-17 07:35:47 50° 17' 56" N  5° 30' 12" W — 50° 18' 41" N  5° 30' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1719392
17194112012-05-17 07:36:12  — 2012-05-17 09:39:28 50° 18' 43" N  5° 30' 56" W — 50° 28' 51" N  5° 40' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1719411
15  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16507322012-05-18 15:36:14 50° 17' 35" N  5° 34' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650732
16507442012-05-19 08:06:15 50° 17' 47" N  5° 34' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650744
16507562012-05-19 09:10:05 50° 18' 18" N  5° 34' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650756
16507682012-05-19 09:56:28 50° 18' 53" N  5° 34' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650768
16507812012-05-19 10:44:55 50° 19' 23" N  5° 34' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650781
16507932012-05-19 12:01:38 50° 19' 57" N  5° 34' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650793
16508002012-05-19 12:50:03 50° 20' 31" N  5° 34' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650800
16508122012-05-19 13:42:03 50° 21' 6" N  5° 33' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650812
16508242012-05-19 14:39:54 50° 21' 41" N  5° 33' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650824
16508362012-05-19 15:34:53 50° 22' 3" N  5° 33' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650836
16508482012-05-20 08:58 50° 23' 7" N  5° 34' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650848
16508612012-05-20 10:06:40 50° 24' 3" N  5° 35' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650861
16508732012-05-20 11:21:37 50° 25' 27" N  5° 34' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650873
16508852012-05-20 12:37:29 50° 27' 11" N  5° 34' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650885
16508972012-05-20 14:41:13 50° 20' 26" N  5° 36' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1650897
16  Thermistor chain
Moored instrument depth
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16404852012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640485
16404972012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640497
16405042012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640504
16405162012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640516
16405282012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640528
16405412012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640541
16405532012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640553
16405652012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640565
16405772012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640577
16405892012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640589
16405902012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640590
16406082012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640608
16406212012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640621
16406332012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640633
16406452012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640645
16406572012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 45" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640657