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Aqua Star 75/06

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameAqua Star
Cruise identifier75/06
Cruise period1975-07-17 — 1975-07-30
Port of departureLeith, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeith, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe aims of this cruise were fourfold with the main priority being to carry out a regional shallow seismic survey on a 5km grid between 61°N and 1°E to the median line. The second priority was a detailed area within this grid where 1km grid spacing was to be employed. The information required for this detailed area was in the first 100 metres of sediment. This area was of particular interest to Shell and Esso who had representatives on board for part of the cruise. The other objectives were to collect data along the Brent pipeline from the edge of the 1974 East Shetland survey area (see MGU Report No 54) to the main survey area, and to survey three profiles using the 12 channel digital recording system in an area north of Unst for IGS Hydrocarbon Group.
Chief scientistMichael C Tully (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportAqua Star 75/06 cruise report aqua_star6_75.pdf — access key 'C' (5.95 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of track lines = 24
Description: A deep bottom profiling system was deployed, a number of lines were surveyed.