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FS Poseidon PO300_1

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Poseidon (06PO)
Cruise identifierPO300_1
Cruise period2003-07-04 — 2003-07-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePonta Delgada, Portugal
Port of returnGlasgow, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThere were two main objectives of the cruise. Both centred on the long term observatory site on the Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP) at 49N 16.5W. The first objective was to recover and redeploy various moorings and landers, some of which were part of the EU funded ANIMATE project. The second objective which contributes to the NERC funded BICEP project was to carry out various studies to characterise the PAP site from a biological and chemical perspective and to measure particulate export from the surface layer using a variety of approaches.
Chief scientistRichard Stephen Lampitt (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
ProjectANIMATE and BICEP
Coordinating bodyIFM, Kiel and SOC, UK
Cruise reportFS Poseidon PO300_1 cruise report poseidon300_1_draft.pdf — access key 'C' (0.71 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificPorcupine Abyssal Plain
Track chartsFS Poseidon PO300_1 cruise track — poseidon300_1_drafttrack.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 3000
Description: Thermosalinograph from Ponta Delgada to Glasgow
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: CTD profiles of water column
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 3000
Description: Ship-board ADCP from Ponta Delgada to Glasgow
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: CTD profiles of water column
Carbon dioxideQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Rosette water bottle samples
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Rosette water bottle samples
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Rosette water bottle samples
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Rosette water bottle samples
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Rosette water bottle samples
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Rosette water bottle samples
IsotopesQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Stand Alone in situ Pump sampling at 85 and 95m for 234Th concentration
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Primary production incubations (on deck)
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Rosette water bottle samples
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Vertical mesozooplankton net hauls
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Chemical oceanography 
Carbon dioxide48° 57' 54" N  16° 25' 30" W — PAP1 sensor package at 35m nominal depth (deployed).
Carbon dioxide48° 59' 17" N  16° 25' 36" W — PAP1 Multi-sensor package at 65m nominal depth (recovered). Deployed October 2002.
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment traps48° 59' 5" N  16° 28' 41" W — PAP3 ANIMATE Sediment trap mooring (deployed).
Sediment traps49° 0' 8" N  16° 28' 48" W — PAP3 ANIMATE Sediment trap mooring (recovered). Deployed October 2002.
Sediment traps48° 59' 58" N  16° 26' 17" W — PELAGR drifting trap (deployed for 15 hours).
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photography49° 1' 0" N  16° 26' 48" W — Fluorosnap (deployed). Benthic camera system.
Bottom photography49° 22' 41" N  13° 35' 59" W — DOBO benthic photographic lander systems
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  Fluorometers
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8764932003-07-12 14:22:29  — 2003-11-16 06:22:29 48° 59' 51" N  16° 26' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 876493
1  In-situ dissolved gas analyser
Moored instrument depth
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8764072003-07-13 00:00  — 2003-11-03 02:00 48° 59' 51" N  16° 26' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 876407
1  In-situ nutrient analyser
Moored instrument depth
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8956382003-07-13 09:35:19  — 2003-11-15 09:35:19 49° 2' 30" N  16° 31' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895638
7  Moored CTD
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
12260572003-07-12 14:30  — 2003-11-16 08:30 48° 59' 51" N  16° 26' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226057
12260692003-07-12 14:30  — 2003-11-16 08:30 48° 59' 51" N  16° 26' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226069
12260702003-07-12 14:30  — 2003-11-16 08:30 48° 59' 51" N  16° 26' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226070
12260822003-07-12 14:30  — 2003-11-16 08:30 48° 59' 51" N  16° 26' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226082
12260942003-07-12 14:30  — 2003-11-16 08:30 48° 59' 51" N  16° 26' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226094
12261012003-07-12 14:30  — 2003-11-16 08:30 48° 59' 51" N  16° 26' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226101
12261132003-07-12 14:30  — 2003-11-16 08:30 48° 59' 51" N  16° 26' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226113
2  Paddle wheel current meter
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7747502003-07-12 19:00  — 2004-06-24 10:07 49° 0' 0" N  16° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774750
7747622003-07-12 19:01  — 2004-06-24 10:05 49° 0' 0" N  16° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774762
Discrete samples 
1  Instrument mooringSedimentation flux quantification in the water column