Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD2
Cruise period1963-08-23 — 1963-12-04
Port of departureAden, Yemen
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe scientific activities of Cruise 2 were largely geological and geophysical and were part of the British Contribution to the International Indian Ocean Expedition. In addition to the thirteen geophysicists and geologists on board there were 5 scientists involved in ocean chemistry, temperature measurements and orthinology making continuous observations.
Chief scientistM N Hill (University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences)
ProjectInternational Indian Ocean Expedition
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D2 cruise report d2.pdf — access key 'C' (0.91 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralGulf of Aden
Arabian Sea
Gulf of Oman
Track chartsRRS Discovery D2 cruise track — d2track.pdf (0.82 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 26
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 26
Description: Rock dredge.
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 6
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 33
Description: Cores and heat flow.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 22
Description: Underwater camera.
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: number of surveys = 5