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Cruise inventory

Sperus 2/79 Part 2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Sperus (74TJ)
Cruise identifier2/79 Part 2
Cruise period1979-06-11 — 1979-07-04
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnNewcastle, United Kingdom
ObjectivesProject 79/02 was designed to provide regional geophysical coverage of the south North Sea in the British sector between 54° N and 52° N on a primarily NS-EW grid of lines at approximately 7.5km by 9km spacing. The information obtained from the shallow seismic profiling equipment, including a deep towed boomer system was to be used as a basis for drilling and sampling by IGS, CSSU later in the year. Gravity and magnetic equipment were also carried to supplement work carried out in 1978.
Chief scientistRobin A Floyd (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportSperus 2/79 Part 2 cruise report sperus2and16_79.pdf — access key 'C' (11.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsSperus 2/79 Part 2 cruise track — trk2337.html
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 2459
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: track kilometres = 1837
Description: format 0 is seismic analogue paper record
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 2459
Description: format 0 is seismic analogue paper record
Seismic refractionQuantity: track kilometres = 2459.456
Description: sparker.1161nm boomer.Format 0 is seismic analogue paper record
Gravity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 2459.456