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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 Get data
Series/Profiles 
10  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Reference numbers
Date and time
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Date and time
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
20472292012-05-20 00:00  — 2012-05-20 23:59:59 50° 20' 45" N  5° 35' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2047229
20472302012-05-21 00:00  — 2012-05-21 23:59:59 50° 20' 45" N  5° 35' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2047230
20472052012-05-18 00:00  — 2012-05-18 23:59:58 50° 20' 45" N  5° 35' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2047205
20472172012-05-19 00:00  — 2012-05-19 23:59:59 50° 20' 45" N  5° 35' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2047217
20471982012-05-17 00:00  — 2012-05-17 23:59:58 50° 20' 45" N  5° 35' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2047198
20471502012-05-13 10:45:01  — 2012-05-13 23:59:59 50° 20' 45" N  5° 35' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2047150
20471742012-05-15 00:00  — 2012-05-15 23:59:59 50° 20' 45" N  5° 35' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2047174
20471622012-05-14 00:00  — 2012-05-14 23:59:59 50° 20' 45" N  5° 35' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2047162
20471862012-05-16 00:00:01  — 2012-05-16 23:59:59 50° 20' 45" N  5° 35' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2047186
20472422012-05-22 00:00  — 2012-05-22 13:52:24 50° 20' 45" N  5° 35' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2047242
3  CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle
Reference numbers
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Sound velocity and travel time in the water column
Date and time
Salinity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Temperature of the water column
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Sound velocity and travel time in the water column
Date and time
Salinity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Temperature of the water column
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
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
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
15  CTD/STD cast
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Temperature of the water column
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Temperature of the water column
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column

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

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16404852012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640485
16406572012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640657
16405042012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640504
16405282012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640528
16405532012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640553
16405772012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640577
16406332012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640633
16406082012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" 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' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640621
16406452012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640645
16405892012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640589
16405652012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640565
16405902012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640590
16404972012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640497
16405162012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640516
16405412012-05-13 14:18  — 2012-05-24 09:48 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1640541