MFV Fidelity ER3

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Fidelity (748J)
Cruise identifierER3
Cruise period2018-03-28 — 2018-03-28
Port of departureAmble, United Kingdom
Port of returnAmble, United Kingdom
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 recovery cruise to recover seaglider named Orca sg510 after the glider suffered problems with the battery. The glider was recovered around 16:45 on the 28th March by a local fishing vessel "Fidelity".
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
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 961
Description: UEA Seaglider Orca recovered with CTD, dissolved oxygen and Nitrate sensors.