RRS Discovery D25

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD25
Cruise period1969-01-25 — 1969-03-28
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe main purpose of this cruise was to contribute to a cooperative study of formation of deep water in the NW Mediterranean (MEDOC 1969).
It was also the first cruise after the ship's computer has been fitted and bringing it into operation was a major item in the scientific programme.
Subsidiary aims included further long-term current measurements in the Bay of Biscay and observations of the Mediterranean outflow SE of Cape St. Vincent
Chief scientistJohn C Swallow (National Institute of Oceanography)
ProjectDeep Water Formation in NW Mediterranean
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D25 cruise report d25.pdf (0.51 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
Mediterranean Sea
SpecificNW Mediterranean, Bay of Biscay
Track chartsRRS Discovery D25 cruise track — d25trk.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: A number of gear trials took place during the cruise. No. of trials not noted.