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RRS James Clark Ross JR20001217 (JR57)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Clark Ross (74JC)
Cruise identifierJR20001217 (JR57)
Cruise period2000-12-17 — 2001-01-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Port of returnStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesBAS Biosciences MME/OED Programme
Cruise JR57 was the first in a series of cruises scheduled to be carried out annually for the Variability in the Southern Ocean Project (VSOE) which forms part of the OED (Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics) Programme. The programme is concerned with monitoring interannual oceanographic and biological variation in the region of South Georgia and ultimately to understand its causes.
Chief scientistPeter Ward (British Antarctic Survey)
ProjectBAS Biosciences MME/OED Programme
Cruise reportRRS James Clark Ross JR20001217 (JR57) cruise report jr57.pdf (0.44 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificSouth Georgia
Track chartsRRS James Clark Ross JR20001217 (JR57) cruise track — jr57track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: At East Cumberland Bay fishing took place. No. of hauls not noted.
ZooplanktonDescription: Target fishing led to large catches of krill. No. of hauls not noted.
Eggs and larvaeDescription: At East Cumberland Bay fishing took place. No. of hauls not noted.
CrustaceansDescription: Target fishing took place during the cruise. Small euphausiids and copepods were caught. No. of hauls not noted.
Gear researchDescription: CTD, Bongo nets, Neuston sledge and UOR gear was all tested during the cruise. No. of gear tests not noted.
Gear researchDescription: At Stromness echosounder calibration took place. No. of trials not noted.
Gear researchDescription: The multinet was trialed and monitored using an Osprey camera pointing back at the cod-end. No. of trials not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomDescription: Box core samples were collected at points throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Single-beam echosoundingDescription: At Stromness echosounder calibration took place. No. of trials not noted.
Data held at BODC Get data
Discrete samples 
35  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