RV Corystes COR13/99

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR13/99
Cruise period1999-11-15 — 1999-11-20
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To survey the seabed using sidescan around the Minipod and Loggerpot locations to detect changes in seabed morphology since deployment in October.
2. To undertake sediment surveys using the Day grab to collect sediment samples for calibration of optical suspended load sensors.
3. To recover 2 Minipods and 3 Loggerports in a line NE from the Hastings Shingle Bank dredge area.
4. To determine lateral and longitudinal dispersion and composition of the plume at 5 m using a towed body pasing through the plume generated by the dredger.
5. To undertake a sidescan and biotope survey of the area as part of the Biotope survey project (at night).
Chief scientistJonathon Mark Rees (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR13/99 cruise report co13_99.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificHastings Shingle Bank
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: sediment collected using a Shipek grab.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: the drop camera was deployed to gound-truth sidescan data.
Long/short range side scan sonar