RV Corystes COR2/03

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR2/03
Cruise period2003-01-27 — 2003-02-08
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect water samples at NMMP stations from the Tyne to Morecambe Bay (AE004).
2. Collect water samples in a transect from SW Approaches to the Irish Sea (AE004).
3. To collect calibration samples at the SmartBuoys in the southern North Sea and Liverpool Bay (A1228).
4. To collect 5 sediment samples in a transect between Tyne and Dogger Bank.
5. To recover and redeploy the West Gabbard SmartBuoy.
6. To recover the Tryaxys buoy.
7. To deploy a guard buoy at Hastings Waverider site and the Waverider if available.
8. Recover the sonar buoy at 53.6140 N, 2.1889 E (dec.degrees).
It was not possible to visit the Tyne or Tees NMMP sites.
Chief scientistDavid Brian Sivyer (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Corystes COR2/03 cruise programme cory2_03.pdf  (0.06 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR2/03 cruise report co2_03.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
SpecificNorth Sea, Thames region, English Channel, SW Approaches, Bristol Channel, Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR2/03 cruise track — cory2_03trk.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsDescription: Water samples collected every two hours between surface stations in a transect from the west Dogger Bank down to Humber, then every 30 minutes between Humber and Wash.
CTD stationsDescription: CTD casts taken throughout the cruise both for calibration purposes and to obtain water column profiles.