RV Pelagia PE1/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE1/98
Cruise period1998-05-07 — 1998-05-18
Port of departureOban, United Kingdom
Port of returnOban, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe objectives were to conduct benthic sampling at approximately 10-12 stations in 3 transects within the Statoil block. Rapid progress was made during the Statoil sampling and further sampling was requested by Statoil to be conducted on Agip sampling sites (7 sites were sampled in total). Box cores, multi-cores, bed-hop camera and CTD were deployed during sampling. Trawling equipment (NIOZ Agassiz trawl) was deployed at one of the Statoil transects.
Chief scientistKevin S Black (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Pelagia PE1/98 cruise report pelagia1_98.pdf (2.69 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of CTD samples were made throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Current metersDescription: A number of CTD samples were made throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: Trawls were conducted using the Agassiz trawl. A variety of fish and invertebrates were collected.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomDescription: A number of cores were made during the cruise. Both box cores and multicores took place. No. of cores not noted.
Core - soft bottomDescription: A bed hop camera was deployed at each benthic station throughout the cruise. No. of deployments not noted.