RV Cefas Endeavour 06/16

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier06/16
Cruise period2016-04-18 — 2016-04-19
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
ObjectivesCefas have taken delivery of a major capital item in January (Deep water camera system) and are required to prove it in the field before actual use on surveys planned in May/June. A replacement sidescan towfish is also being tested along with some new acoustic beacons obtained as a result of satisfactory trials using the HIPAP positioning system.

On arrival at the survey area (11:30), the new sidescan system was tested and positional accuracy tested. This element of the gear trials was successfully completed at 17:00. The new camera system was then tested using the drop camera frame as a platform, deployed from the side gantry. Camera trials continued until 01:30 (19/04/16) when one of the HD cameras failed. The vessel then transited back to Lowestoft for a timed arrival to meet the pilot.
Chief scientistSuzanne Jayne Ware (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 06/16 cruise programme endeavour06_16.pdf  (0.30 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 06/16 cruise report endeavour06_16.pdf (0.30 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificCoast of East Anglia