RV Corystes COR6/99

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR6/99
Cruise period1999-07-06 — 1999-07-13
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an intensive sidescan and Questor Tangent survey of an area of seabed off Shoreham and another off Dungeness.
2. To carry out ground truth sampling of the acoustically surveyed areas using a Hamon grab and video drop camera.
3. To run the online laser particle sizer and datalogger on deck throughout the acoustic survey.
4. To deploy a CTD micrologger inside a lobster pot at the start of the acoustic survey at Shoreham and to recover it on completion of the survey.
Chief scientistDavid Stephen Limpenny (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory), William John Meadows (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR6/99 cruise report co6_99.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificOff Shoreham; off Dungeness
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsDescription: Continuous data recorded using CTD Minilogger.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in hours = 13
Description: ADCP survey of the currents over the Shoreham survey area.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Hamon grab samples.
Bottom photographyDescription: Colour video of the seabed across ground truth stations.
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 926
Description: surveyed using Questor Tangent C-View seabed classification system.
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: track kilometres = 926
Description: of digital sidescan data using Datasonics sidescan system.