Cruise inventory

RRS James Clark Ross JR20030816 (JR99)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Clark Ross (74JC)
Cruise identifierJR20030816 (JR99)
Cruise period2003-08-16 — 2003-08-27
Port of departureCork, Ireland
Port of returnImmingham, United Kingdom
ObjectivesJR99 was intended as a commissioning, calibration, trials and training cruise between the summer refit and the vessel sailing for the Antarctic. It was an opportunity for the new ITS, ETS and GSD staff to become familiar with the ship-fitted equipment; this necessarily involved carrying out a realistic survey in deep water. Specific objectives included the following:

1. Calibrate the EM120 multibeam echo sounder for pitch and roll.
2. Establish the operational limits of the EM120 and TOPAS sub-bottom profiler in rough water.
3. Check performance of the Simrad Synchronisation Unit (SSU).
4. Test towed magnetometer in stand-alone mode.
5. Review performance of on-board scientific systems and carry out general maintenance.
6. Install and test new version of Scientific Computer System (SCS) software.
Chief scientistCarol J Pudsey (British Antarctic Survey)
Cruise reportRRS James Clark Ross JR20030816 (JR99) cruise report jr99.pdf — access key 'C' (4.64 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificW. Ireland. Off Faroes Islands in area where the original commissioning trials for the multibneam were undertaken. Area to be within 65N, 6W and 64N, 8W.
Track chartsRRS James Clark Ross JR20030816 (JR99) cruise track — jr99track.pdf (0.25 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographDescription: A number of XBTs were deployed at points throughout the cruise. No. of deployments not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of surveys = 4
Description: A number of EM120 multibeam echo sounder profiles were made during the cruise.
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: TOPAS profiles were made during the cruise. No. of profiles not noted.
Magnetic measurementsDescription: A number of magnetometers were towed during the cruise. No. of tows not noted.
Data held at BODC 
1  Multi-beam echosounder
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Reference numbers
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10302752003-08-21 12:00 58° 48' 36" N  11° 15' 54" W — 59° 39' 35" N  8° 59' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030275