(a) To carry out echosounding and sidescan sonar observations to determine the size and extent of sandwaves on La Chapelle Bank.
(b) To deploy recording current meter (RCM) and thermistor chain (TC) moorings on a line across the shelf break.
(c) To deploy Bristol University remote recording shelf sediment monitor (BLIP).
(d) To carry out salinity and temperature measurements using CTD, XBT and thermo-salinograph equipment.
(e) To obtain sediment samples and carry out underwater photography at selected sites.
(f) To deploy recording current meter and Bristol University equipment (BLIP) at a location to the S of the Isle of Wight.
(g) To carry out boundary layer flow measurements and observations of gravel movement in the West Solent.
The work on La Chapelle Bank and in the West Solent form part of Science vote funded projects S28 and S26 respectively.
Anthony D Heathershaw (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)