Granuaile RD2

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Granuaile (45GN)
Cruise identifierRD2
Cruise period2019-08-05 — 2019-09-11
Port of departureCork, Ireland
Port of returnCork, Ireland
ObjectivesThe primary objective of the project is to test recent upgrades to BGS's seabed coring system, RD2. As part of this work we will obtain seabed core samples, which will be used to further BGS Marine Geoscience research.

The BGS RD2 system is a remote seabed corer capable of drilling to 55 mbsf in up to 4000m of water. A major upgrade to the system has resulted in a requirement to conduct offshore trials prior to UK and lntematlonal science projects planned for 2020/2021. The objectives of this project wlll be to prove that the system is ready for future projects and at the same time obtain cores that will contribute to ongoing SGS science in this region of the UK continental shelf.
Chief scientistOli Peppe (Scottish Association for Marine Science)
NPRCGranuaile RD2 NPRC granuaile_rd2.pdf (0.80 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificCeltic Margin (region around the Whittard Canyon).