Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D219

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD219
Cruise period1995-11-28 — 1995-12-11
Port of departureLisbon, Portugal
Port of returnFunchal, Portugal
ObjectivesStudy of sediment accumulation. The primary objective was to collect giant piston cores of up to 30m length from the Portuguese margin, Agadir Canyon levees and flanks of Tenerife and western Canary Islands. A secondary objective was to collect PUPPI data on in-situ pore pressures from an area showing potential sediment instability.
Chief scientistPhilip P E Weaver (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
Coordinating bodyUK NERC
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificPortuguese margin, Agadir canyon, Western Canary Islands
Track chartsRRS Discovery D219 cruise track — trk4158.html
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 1
Description: Giant piston core 16.4m long, Station D219/3
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 1500
Description: 10kHz PES
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 1500
Description: 3.5kHz sub-bottom profiler