MFV Fidelity ER6

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Fidelity (748J)
Cruise identifierER6
Cruise period2018-08-03 — 2018-08-03
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. Recovery was around 12:30 UTC at 56'39.39 2'32.12
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 = 2554
Description: UEA Seaglider Orca recovered with CTD, dissolved oxygen, WET Labs optics and Nitrate sensors.