British Enterprise IV 84:BE:0B Leg1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameBritish Enterprise IV
Cruise identifier84:BE:0B Leg1
Cruise period1984-08-01 — 1984-08-15
Port of departureLeith, United Kingdom
Port of returnScrabster, United Kingdom
ObjectivesBGS charter - Routine sampling

The majority of the first leg was involved in mobilisation at Leith, and shakedown of the vessel as was anticipated. Consequently it was only the latter part of the leg that sampling within the survey area on the Sutherland Sheet was accomplished, and this was of insufficient duration to fully assess the potential of the vessel. It is hoped that the second leg will see the ship in a fully routine operational mode when ship and equipment can be properly evaluated in terms of the geological endjoint.
Chief scientistJohn A Chesher (British Geological Survey, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportBritish Enterprise IV 84:BE:0B Leg1 cruise report british_enterprise_four84leg1.pdf (1.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificUK Continental Self and Slope off NW Scotland
Track chartsBritish Enterprise IV 84:BE:0B Leg1 cruise track — trk3021.html
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 249
Core - rockQuantity: 21
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 388
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: 7
Description: drilling