RV Corystes COR10/01
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corystes (74RY)|
|Cruise period||2001-10-11 — 2001-10-23|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To study the impact of various types of seabed disturbance on sediment geochemistry (A1224).
2. To trial a range of acoustic techniques at selected impacted sites in the North Sea and conduct pilot surveys at dredged material disposal and aggregate extraction sites (A1033).
3. Service SmartBuoys at the Outer Gabbard and The Warp (AE004).
4. Collect samples to study spatial and vertical distribution of dinoflagellate cysts in the southern North Sea with a more detailed study in the Thames region.
All the aims and objectives were successfully completed.
|Chief scientist||David Brian Sivyer (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.01 MB)|
|Current profiler (eg ADCP)||Quantity: number of surveys = 1|
Description: ADCP survey
|Biology and fisheries|
|Zooplankton||Description: NIOZ corer used at various sites including the completion of the dinoflagellate grid.|
|Molluscs||Description: NIOZ corer used at various sites including the completion of the dinoflagellate grid.|
|Crustaceans||Description: NIOZ corer used at various sites including the completion of the dinoflagellate grid.|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Description: Day grabs for ground truth.|
|Grab||Quantity: number of samples = 13|
Description: Hammond grabs
|Bottom photography||Description: Underwater cameras used for ground truth.|
|Long/short range side scan sonar||Description: side-scan sonar survey.|