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RV Cefas Endeavour 07/18

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier07/18
Cruise period2018-05-07 — 2018-05-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAims

1. Service SmartBuoys at Dowsing, Warp and West Gabbard2.
2. Vattenfall Norfolk Vanguard: Waverider service, lander deployment, multibeam, grab and water sampling.
3. Vattenfall Norfolk Boreas: deployment of Waverider, lander, 2 guard buoys, multibeam, grab and water sampling.
4. AlterEco: deployment Wave Glider; deployments seagliders and Slocum Glider; zooplankton net hauls.
5. Service Waverider at Dowsing and West Gabbard2.
6. Service noise landers at Dowsing and Warp.
7. Collection of zooplankton samples to test presence of microsporidia lineages in copepods.
8. Collection of zooplankton sample at West Gabbard for community composition analysis.
9. Integration of a Cefas water sampler with the Ferrybox system for the collection of nutrients and phytoplankton samples.

Narrative in attached cruise report.
Chief scientistElisa Capuzzo (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 07/18 cruise programme endeavour07_18.pdf  (0.15 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 07/18 cruise report endeavour07_18.pdf (0.34 MB)  RV Cefas Endeavour 07/18 cruise report endeavour07_18altereco.pdf (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea (Dowsing, Warp, West Gabbard)
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 6
Description: Calibration CTD following deployment of the above gliders.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: Niskin bottle collection for salinity for calibration of both gliders/CTD.
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of recoveries = 1
Description: Slocum Glider Stella recovered with CTD, Chl Fluorescence, Backscatter, CDOM, dissolved oxygen.
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of recoveries = 1
Description: UEA Seaglider Melonhead recovered with CTD, Chl Fluorescence, Backscatter, CDOM, dissolved oxygen, PAR
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of recoveries = 1
Description: Slocum Glider OMG-1 recovered with CTD, dissolved oxygen, microrider turbulance
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: UEA Seaglider Humpback deployed with CTD, Chl Fluorescence, Backscatter, CDOM, dissolved oxygen, PAR
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: UEA Seaglider Orca deployed with CTD, Chl Fluorescence, Backscatter, CDOM, dissolved oxygen and Nitrate.
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Cefas Wave glider Lyra deployed
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Slocum Glider Cabot deployed with CTD, Chl Fluorescence, Backscatter, CDOM, dissolved oxygen, PAR.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Niskin bottle collection for dissolved oxygen analysis for calibration of both gliders/CTD
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Niskin bottle collection for nutrient analysis for calibration of Seaglider
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Niskin bottle collection for dissolved SPM for calibration of both gliders/CTD.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Niskin bottle collection for bulk chlorophyll for calibration of both gliders/CTD.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 24
Description: Ring-net sample collection for microscopic identification of zooplankton samples.
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: activity duration in days = 21
Description: Waveglider fisheries acoustics