Cruise inventory

RV Edward Forbes 10/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Edward Forbes (74EF)
Cruise identifier10/78
Cruise period1978-07-04 — 1978-07-14
Port of departureGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesFive submarine gas pipelines pass through the sandwave field at the N end of the Haisborough Bank. Concern has been expressed for the vulnerability of these pipes to damage as a result of exposure brought about by sandwave movement. The objective of the cruise was to undertake the first of a series of surveys of the sandwave field (and the pipes) in relation to tide and wave condititons. The results of these surveys would be used to study the mobility of the sandwaves and its effect on pipe exposure.
Chief scientistD Nicholas Langhorne (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Edward Forbes 10/78 cruise report edward_forbes10_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Edward Forbes 10/78 cruise track — trk2109.html
Physical oceanography 
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: activity duration in days = 14
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell;cont.
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: 120
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of hauls = 80