Cruise inventory

Peter Pan AR1/2003

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship namePeter Pan
Cruise identifierAR1/2003
Cruise period2003-11-06 — 2003-11-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePort-de-Bouc, France
Port of returnPort-de-Bouc, France
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesBathymetric, sidescan sonar, 3D imaging sonar, EMCM, OBS and pressure sensor survey of the Rhône prodelta area. This cruise was the first in a series planned for the Gulf of Lions within Workpackage 1 (Shelf and River input systems) of the European Union FP5 project European Margin Strata Formation (EUROSTRATAFORM) (EVK3-CT-2002-00079). EUROSTRATAFORM objectives are to explore the fate of sediment particles from their source in rivers through to their deposition on shallow deltas, the continental shelf and deep sea basins.
Chief scientistCarl L Amos (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
ProjectEUROSTRATAFORM
Coordinating bodyChallenger Division, SOC, Southampton, SO14 3ZH
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralMediterranean Sea
SpecificGulf of Lions, northwest Mediterranean
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 203.72
Description: Surface temperature measurements underway, single beam Lowrance echosounder 200kHz, surface water temperature, continuous recording
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Water bottle samples, water bottle, Rhône plume sediment settling velocities and rates, to be undertaken at SOES labs in UK
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 203.72
Description: Single beam echosounding, single beam Lowrance echosounder 200kHz, depth to bottom, continuous recording
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: track kilometres = 203.72
Description: High resolution sidescan sonar imaging, Marine Electronics 1640, 500kHz sidescan sonar, surface backscatter, continuous recording
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 74.08
Description: 3D sonar imaging, Marine Electronics 4640, 700kHz 3D imaging sonar, surface backscatter, continuous recording
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Optics (eg underwater light levels)43° 18' 53" N  4° 50' 53" E — OBS (Valeport 730D), bottom turbidity, one instrument, 20 m water depth, deployed 06/11/03, recovered 13/11/03, Roustan est
Current meters43° 18' 53" N  4° 50' 53" E — EMCM (Valeport 730D), bottom current velocity, one instrument, 20m water depth, deployed 06/11/03, recovered 13/11/03, Roustan est
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)43° 18' 53" N  4° 50' 53" E — Pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), bottom pressure, one instrument, 20 m water depth, deployed 06/11/03, recovered 13/11/03, Roustan est
Instrumented wave measurements43° 18' 53" N  4° 50' 53" E — Wave pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), wave frequency, wave velocity, wave amplitude, one instrument, 20 m water depth, deployed 06/11/03, recovered 13/11/03, Roustan est