RV Lough Foyle LF/08/94

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/08/94
Cruise period1994-03-21 — 1994-03-24
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe primary function of the cruise was to sample the 3 N Ireland UK National Monitoring Plan Offshore stations which fall under the remit of DANI. The secondary role was to measure coastal nutrient levels along the NI coastline in relation to major riverine inputs. Thirdly cores and water samples were to be collected for the Biological Oceanography Programme.
Chief scientistMatt Service (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/08/94 cruise report lf08_94.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: Deployment of the rosette water sampler to measure profiles for water and CTD data
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of experiments = 1
Description: Experimental trawl with a 2m beam trawl undertaken to obtain samples of flatfish
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Naturalists dredge deployed in the Copeland Sound to obtain specimes of Modiolus modiolus
GrabQuantity: number of measurements = 3
Description: 3 grabs made at the NMP station. Sediment samples obtained for fauna and chemical analysis
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Cores obtained with the multi-corer