RRS James Clark Ross JR20011027 (JR66)
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS James Clark Ross (74JC)|
|Cruise identifier||JR20011027 (JR66)|
|Cruise period||2001-10-27 — 2001-11-15|
|Port of departure||Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)|
|Port of return||Mare Harbour, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)|
|Objectives||Cruise JR66 is part of a series of Q3 cruises scheduled to be carried out annually for the Variability in the Southern Ocean Project (VSOE) which forms part of the OED (Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics) DYNAMOE Programme. It is designed to detect seasonal variation in the pelagic ecosystem by conducting a early season accoustic survey of the western core box and recording accompanying environmental measurements. The findings of which will be used inconjuction with the main Q3 core programme cruise JR70. This cruise is scheduled to be conducted mid-season 2002 (January-Febuary) and will concentrate on inter-seasonal variability and boundary condtions of the Western Core Box.
The Q3 core programme is concerned with monitoring interannual oceanographic and biological variation in the region of South Georgia and ultimately to understand its causes. The JR66 cruise objectives are:
1. To carry out an acoustic survey within the Biosciences Core Programme western survey area in the austral spring, in
order to detect seasonal variation in the pelagic ecosystem.
2. To carry out accompanying environmental measurements.
|Chief scientist||Nathan J Cunningham (British Antarctic Survey)|
|Coordinating body||British Antarctic Survey (BAS)|
|Cruise report||(0.18 MB)|
|General||South Atlantic Ocean|