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Nimrod ER2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameNimrod
Cruise identifierER2
Cruise period2018-01-26 — 2018-01-26
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 seaglider named Fin/SG537 for the project AlterECO.

The glider went into recovery mode early morning on Wednesday (24 January), due to a 24V battery fault.
Chief scientistMatthew R Palmer (National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool)
ProjectAn Alternative Framework to Assess Marine Ecosystem Functioning in Shelf Seas (AlterEco)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Measurements 
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 3094
Description: UEA Seaglider Fin recovered with CTD, dissolved oxygen and Nitrate.
NitrateQuantity: number of profiles = 3094
Description: UEA Seaglider Fin recovered with CTD, dissolved oxygen and Nitrate.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurements55° 6' 29" N  0° 0' 0" W — UEA Seaglider Fin recovered with CTD, dissolved oxygen and Nitrate.