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RRS Charles Darwin CD158

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD158
Cruise period2004-06-16 — 2004-06-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureVigo, Spain
Port of returnGlasgow, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThere were three main objectives of the cruise. All 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. The third objective was to examine the benthic fauna with a view to understanding the long term trends at the site and the effects of downward particle flux on these trends.
Chief scientistRichard Stephen Lampitt (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
ProjectANIMATE and BICEP
Coordinating bodyIFM, Kiel, and SOC, UK
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD158 cruise report cd158.pdf — access key 'C' (0.83 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificPorcupine Abyssal Plain
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD158 cruise track — cd158trk.pdf (0.19 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 1998
Description: Thermosalinograph from Vigo to Glasgow
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 8
Description: CTD profiles of water column
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 1998
Description: Ship-board ADCP from Vigo to Glasgow
Chemical oceanography 
Carbon dioxideQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Rosette water bottle samples
Total - PQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Rosette water bottle samples
NitrateQuantity: 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
IsotopesQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Stand Alone in situ Pump sampling at 100m for 234Th concentration
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of experiments = 7
Description: Primary production incubations (24 hours on deck)
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: Vertical mesozooplankton net hauls
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Benthic trawl
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Sediment cores (multicorer)
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 1998
Description: Meteorological data from Vigo to Glasgow
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 1998
Description: EM12 Swath bathymetry from Vigo to Glasgow
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters48° 58' 47" N  16° 24' 29" W — PAP1 Multi-sensor package at 35m nom. Depth (deployment 23.6.04)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)48° 58' 47" N  16° 24' 29" W — PAP1 Multi-sensor package at 35m nom. Depth (deployment 23.6.04)
Other physical oceanographic measurements49° 1' 0" N  16° 27' 42" W — PAP2 physical sensor mooring (deployment 22.6.04)
Other physical oceanographic measurements49° 4' 59" N  16° 30' 54" W — PAP2 physical sensor mooring. (recovered). Deployed November 2003
Chemical oceanography 
Carbon dioxide49° 2' 42" N  16° 31' 54" W — PAP1 Multi-sensor package at 35m nom. depth (recovered). Deployed Nov. 2003
Carbon dioxide48° 58' 47" N  16° 24' 29" W — PAP1 Multi-sensor package at 35m nom. Depth (deployment 23.6.04)
Nitrate48° 58' 47" N  16° 24' 29" W — PAP1 Multi-sensor package at 35m nom. Depth (deployment 23.6.04)
Nitrate49° 2' 42" N  16° 31' 54" W — PAP1 Multi-sensor package at 35m nom. depth (recovered). Deployed Nov. 2003
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment traps48° 52' 41" N  16° 30' 0" W — PELAGRA drifting sediment trap (deployed for *** hours)
Sediment traps49° 2' 12" N  16° 30' 0" W — PAP3 Sediment trap mooring (deployment 24.6.04)
Sediment traps49° 0' 6" N  16° 30' 17" W — PAP3 Sediment trap mooring (recovered). Deployed Jun 2003
Sediment traps48° 52' 48" N  16° 30' 0" W — PELAGRA drifting sediment trap (deployed for *** hours)
Sediment traps49° 2' 30" N  16° 31' 36" W — PELAGRA drifting sediment trap (deployed for *** hours)
Sediment traps49° 4' 59" N  16° 27' 6" W — PELAGRA drifting sediment trap (deployed for *** hours)
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photography49° 0' 24" N  16° 27' 24" W — Bathysnap time lapse benthic camera (deployed 25.6.04)
Bottom photography49° 0' 11" N  16° 27' 24" W — Bathysnap time lapse benthic camera (recovered) Deployed Nov. 2003
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.
8765122004-06-23 22:44:22  — 2005-07-18 08:44:30 49° 2' 35" N  16° 31' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 876512
1  In-situ dissolved gas analyser
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Moored instrument depth
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Moored instrument depth
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8764202004-06-23 20:00  — 2005-03-18 16:00 49° 2' 58" N  16° 31' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 876420
11  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.
12262302004-06-23 20:00  — 2005-07-08 09:45 49° 2' 35" N  16° 31' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226230
12262422004-06-22 22:00  — 2004-09-06 21:00 49° 7' 9" N  16° 29' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226242
12262542004-06-22 22:00  — 2004-09-06 21:00 49° 7' 9" N  16° 29' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226254
12262662004-06-22 22:00  — 2005-07-08 09:45 49° 7' 9" N  16° 29' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226266
12262782004-06-22 22:00  — 2005-07-08 09:45 49° 7' 9" N  16° 29' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226278
12262912004-06-22 22:00  — 2005-07-08 09:45 49° 7' 9" N  16° 29' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226291
12263092004-06-22 22:00  — 2005-07-08 09:45 49° 7' 9" N  16° 29' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226309
12263102004-06-22 22:00  — 2005-07-08 09:45 49° 7' 9" N  16° 29' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226310
12263222004-06-22 22:00  — 2005-07-08 09:45 49° 7' 9" N  16° 29' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226322
12263342004-06-22 22:00  — 2005-07-08 09:45 49° 7' 9" N  16° 29' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226334
12263462004-06-22 22:00  — 2005-07-08 09:45 49° 7' 9" N  16° 29' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1226346
Discrete samples 
1  Instrument mooringSedimentation flux quantification in the water column