MFV Fidelity ER7

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Fidelity (748J)
Cruise identifierER7
Cruise period2018-10-15 — 2018-10-15
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 Slocum unit 305 (Dolomite) after the glider suffered problems with the battery.

Recovery was around 08:00 UTC at 55'52.68 2'1.88
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 = 4080
Description: MARS Slocum Dolomite recovered with CTD and Aanderaa Oxygen Optode sensors.