FV Devonian DEV_FEB80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Devonian (746D)
Cruise identifierDEV_FEB80
Cruise period1980-02-26 — 1980-02-27
Port of departureDartmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnDartmouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To deploy a Waverider and mooring on the outer edge of the Skerries bank in Start Bay, South Devon. This is to provide information for the sandwave mobility study which has been going on for some time.
1. To search for toroid and other marker buoys indicating position of sandwave study site. To dive and inspect passive instrumentation on site.
Chief scientistJohn D Humphery (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportFV Devonian DEV_FEB80 cruise report devonian_feb80.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificSkerries Bank in Start Bay, South Devon
Geology and geophysics 
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: On the outer edge of the Skerries bank, Waverider and a mooring were deployed in poor conditions.