RRS Discovery D254

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD254
Cruise period2001-06-26 — 2001-07-26
Port of departureGovan, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
ObjectivesA regional geophysical survey of the UK continental shelf north of 62 degN. The seismic equipment deployed comprised a pinger, PES towfish, two hydrophones, sparker and airguns. A survey grid of 24 tow lines was undertaken, with a total along track distance of 3329 km. The cruise represented the first phase of mapping in the area, to be followed at a later date by seabed sampling and shallow drilling, with the combined data being used to produce geological maps of the region. This cruise (D254) achieved its objectives.
Chief scientistColin P Brett (British Geological Survey, Edinburgh)
ProjectBGS Project 01/01
Coordinating bodyBritish Geological Survey (BGS)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D254 cruise report d254_bgs.pdf (0.45 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificThe Tampen head/sidewall features and the Fuglo Ridge
Track chartsRRS Discovery D254 cruise track — d254_bgstrk.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Geology and geophysics 
Seismic refractionQuantity: track kilometres = 3329
Description: seismic survey lines using hydrophones, sparker, airguns, pinger and PES towfish