RRS John Biscoe JB08

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS John Biscoe (74JB)
Cruise identifierJB08
Cruise period1987-12-28 — 1988-03-11
Port of departureMontevideo, Uruguay
Port of returnStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
ObjectivesThe principal objective of this cruise was the study of microbial particulate material, more specifically:
1) A study of bacterial production and activity
2) Examination of microbial grazing in area of South Georgia
In addition the ongoing, more general aims of the OBP were addressed:
1) Studies in phytoplankton ecology
2) Horizontal profiling of physical and chemical parameters; both on station and on passage
3) Collection of krill samples for ongoing studies
Chief scientistJulian Priddle (British Antarctic Survey)
ProjectOffshore Biological Programme
Coordinating bodyBAS
Cruise reportRRS John Biscoe JB08 cruise report john_biscoe08.pdf (1.45 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificSouthern Ocean
Track chartsRRS John Biscoe JB08 cruise track — john_biscoe08track.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Data held at BODC Get data
Discrete samples 
9  CTD frame plus rosette samplerNitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column