Celtic Explorer CE15003

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE15003
Cruise period2015-02-27 — 2015-03-04
Port of departureGalway, Ireland
Port of returnGalway, Ireland
ObjectivesThis cruise is designed to contribute Ireland's data to the ICES working group on oceanic hydrography (WGOH). WGOH produce the ICES Report on Ocean Climate (IROC) each year which summarises oceanic variability from year to year in the ICES region. The cruise objectives are designed to deliver this data to the IROC effort on an annual basis.

Survey was ended early due to foul weather. Only eight of a planned 46 stations were sampled.
Chief scientistMargot Cronin (Marine Institute Galway)
ProjectShelf Sea Biogeochemistry
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Trough, Atlantic, Continental Margin, Continental Shelf and Porcupine Bank
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
8  CTD frame plus rosette sampler