RV Cefas Endeavour 09/17

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier09/17
Cruise period2017-05-20 — 2017-06-15
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom

The survey will carry out baseline monitoring at North-West Jones Bank MCZ and The Canyons MCZ. The survey will also incorporate the recovery and deployment of a wave rider buoy off the Isles of Scilly if possible.


Following departure from Lowestoft there will be approximately three day transit to site. Depending on conditions when nearing the south west approaches the target site will be decided upon. Similarly, the wave rider buoy will deployed at the most convenient point to reduce impact on the primary survey. Survey operations will involve underwater camera sampling from both Camera sledge and Drop Frame as well as sediment sampling operations using a Day grab, mini Hamon grab and NIOZ corer. There is also potential for multibeam echosounder and sidescan sonar survey but these are not the ultimate priority.
Chief scientistAlexander Callaway (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 09/17 cruise programme endeavour09_17.pdf  (0.38 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 09/17 cruise report endeavour09_17.pdf (0.49 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificSouth West Offshore (North-West Jones Bank MCZ, The Canyons MCZ)