Cruise summary report
|Cruise period||1976-11-01 — 1976-11-04|
|Port of departure||Falmouth, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Falmouth, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To investigate the towing performance of two prototype Fast Continuous Plankton Recorders (FCPR).
2. To compare, where possible, the sampling performance of the prototype FCPR and the Continuous Plankton Recorder.
3. Measure the envelope of depth, speed, cable length and tail plane attitude of the FCPR to assess its potential for a Limited Depth Undulating Oceanographic Recorder (LDUOR).
|Chief scientist||James Aiken (Institute of Marine Environmental Research, Plymouth)|
|Cruise report||(0.15 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Gear research||Quantity: number of hauls = 42|
Description: A number of hauls were made on the cruise, to compare the performance of gear.