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The Princess Royal AE7 (AlterEco 11)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)The Princess Royal (74M6)
Cruise identifierAE7 (AlterEco 11)
Cruise period2019-03-12 — 2019-03-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBlyth, United Kingdom
Port of returnBlyth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. Deploy 2 Slocum submarine gliders: 345 (Cabot) and 304 (Ammonite).
2. Recover 2 Slocum submarine gliders: 305 (Dolomite) and 331 (Coprolite).
3. Deploy Nutrient enabled sea glider 602 (Scapa).
4. Collect CTD profiles and discrete water samples for calibration of glider sensors following deployment and prior to recovery.
Chief scientistMatthew R Palmer (National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool)
ProjectAn Alternative Framework to Assess Marine Ecosystem Functioning in Shelf Seas (AlterEco)
Cruise reportThe Princess Royal AE7 (AlterEco 11) cruise report princessroyal_ae7.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: CTD - water samples taken for both Salinity and Oxygen measurements
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: CTD - water samples taken for both Salinity and Oxygen measurements
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurements55° 15' 0" N  1° 28' 0" E — Recovered Slocum 305 (Dolomite)
Other physical oceanographic measurements55° 15' 0" N  1° 31' 59" E — (345) Cabot slocum successfully deployed
Other physical oceanographic measurements55° 15' 0" N  1° 30' 0" E — 304 (Ammonite) slocum successfully deployed
Other physical oceanographic measurements55° 13' 59" N  1° 34' 0" E — Seaglider Scapa sg620 successfully deployed
Other physical oceanographic measurements55° 16' 0" N  1° 28' 59" E — Recovered Slocum 331 (Coprolite)