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Chieftain ER1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameChieftain
Cruise identifierER1
Cruise period2017-11-15 — 2017-11-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWhitby, United Kingdom
Port of returnWhitby, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe aim of the project is to deploy autonomous vehicles in the North Sea in order to demonstrate long term monitoring capability of ocean health.

This particular cruise was an emergency cruise to recover a leaking slocum glider named Stella unit 436 and to deploy a replacement slocum glider named Cook unit 194 for the project AlterECO. The gliders were deployed 80 miles from coast. No CTD calibrations were undertaken.
Chief scientistUnknown (Unknown)
ProjectAn Alternative Framework to Assess Marine Ecosystem Functioning in Shelf Seas (AlterEco)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Measurements 
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 1164
Description: Slocum Glider Stella emergency recovery with CTD, Chl Fluorescence, Backscatter, CDOM, dissolved oxygen, PAR.
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 44009
Description: Slocum Glider Cook deployed (until 7/2/2018) with CTD, Chl Fluorescence, Backscatter, CDOM, dissolved oxygen
NitrateQuantity: number of profiles = 44009
Description: Slocum Glider Cook deployed (until 7/2/2018) with CTD, Chl Fluorescence, Backscatter, CDOM, dissolved oxygen
NitrateQuantity: number of profiles = 1164
Description: Slocum Glider Stella emergency recovery with CTD, Chl Fluorescence, Backscatter, CDOM, dissolved oxygen, PAR.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurements55° 1' 59" N  1° 30' 0" W — Slocum Glider Stella emergency recovery with CTD, Chl Fluorescence, Backscatter, CDOM, dissolved oxygen, PAR.
Other physical oceanographic measurements55° 1' 59" N  1° 30' 0" W — Slocum Glider Cook deployed (until 7/2/2018) with CTD, Chl Fluorescence, Backscatter, CDOM, dissolved oxygen