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Chieftain ER4

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameChieftain
Cruise identifierER4
Cruise period2018-06-18 — 2018-06-18
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 attempt to recover seaglider Humpback after suffering issues with the position fixing and to repair seaglider Orca argos tags.

Calibration samples were undertaken near seaglider Orca.
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