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RV Prince Madog PD02/07

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD02/07
Cruise period2007-02-14 — 2007-02-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
ObjectivesA. To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 32N 3 22W.
B. To deploy nutrient analyser at 53 32N 3 22W.
C. To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 27N 3 39W.
D. To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.

The cruise is the 42nd in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (A+B) and to steam round a CTD grid in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea, objective (C).
Chief scientistPhil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectCoastal Observatory Cruise
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD02/07 cruise report pd02_07.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay/eastern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD02/07 cruise track — pd02_07trk.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate (H24), phosphate (H22), silicate (H26), near bed and near surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Bottom depositsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment grab at 53 32N 3 22W
Bottom depositsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment grab at 53 27N 3 39W
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment grab at 53 32N 3 22W
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment grab at 53 27N 3 39W
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Beam trawl at 53 32N 3 22W
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Beam trawl at 53 32N 3 22W
MolluscsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Beam trawl at 53 32N 3 22W
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Beam trawl at 53 32N 3 22W
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment grab at 53 32N 3 22W
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment grab at 53 27N 3 39W
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Beam trawl at 53 32N 3 22W
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment grab at 53 27N 3 39W
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment grab at 53 32N 3 22W
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Current meters53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — SonTek ADV. Single point current readings at 16Hz. Burst mode. Recovey and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery (twoADCPs) and deployment (oneADCP).
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
Chemical oceanography 
Phosphate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Nutrient analyser in sea bed frame. Deployment.
Nitrate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Nutrient analyser in sea bed frame. Deployment.
Nitrite53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurement53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Cellulose bags. Recovery.
Data held at BODC Get data
Series/Profiles 
2  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Date and time
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Sea level
Date and time
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Sea level

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16230402007-02-14 12:50  — 2007-04-16 12:29:41 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623040
16230522007-02-14 16:00:05  — 2007-04-16 09:44:15 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623052
14  Bottle station
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13184152007-02-15 00:28 53° 47' 7" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318415
16607872007-02-14 23:34 53° 51' 52" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1660787
13184522007-02-15 10:00 53° 31' 52" N  3° 21' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318452
13184392007-02-15 03:24 53° 37' 12" N  3° 22' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318439
13184402007-02-15 06:10 53° 27' 0" N  3° 22' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318440
16607752007-02-14 19:57 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1660775
16608312007-02-15 06:10 53° 27' 0" N  3° 22' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1660831
13184032007-02-14 23:34 53° 51' 52" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318403
13184272007-02-15 02:41 53° 42' 0" N  3° 22' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318427
13183962007-02-14 19:57 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318396
16607992007-02-15 00:28 53° 47' 7" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1660799
16608062007-02-15 02:41 53° 42' 0" N  3° 22' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1660806
16608182007-02-15 03:24 53° 37' 12" N  3° 22' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1660818
16608432007-02-15 10:00 53° 31' 52" N  3° 21' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1660843
35  CTD/STD cast
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Density of the water column
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Raw fluorometer output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Density of the water column
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Raw fluorometer output

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9790492007-02-14 18:42 53° 27' 6" N  3° 38' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979049
9791052007-02-14 23:31 53° 51' 52" N  3° 22' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979105
9791422007-02-15 02:39 53° 42' 0" N  3° 22' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979142
9791662007-02-15 04:01 53° 37' 3" N  3° 29' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979166
9792102007-02-15 06:55 53° 26' 52" N  3° 13' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979210
9793022007-02-16 00:54 53° 37' 16" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979302
9790862007-02-14 21:56 53° 41' 55" N  3° 13' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979086
9792462007-02-15 15:19 53° 22' 48" N  3° 38' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979246
9792712007-02-15 17:26 53° 31' 59" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979271
9793142007-02-16 01:33 53° 41' 57" N  3° 38' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979314
9793992007-02-16 06:29 53° 27' 0" N  3° 55' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979399
9790742007-02-14 21:15 53° 36' 55" N  3° 13' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979074
9790982007-02-14 22:37 53° 47' 1" N  3° 13' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979098
9791302007-02-15 01:51 53° 42' 10" N  3° 30' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979130
9791542007-02-15 03:22 53° 37' 12" N  3° 22' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979154
9792832007-02-15 22:57 53° 26' 58" N  3° 47' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979283
9791912007-02-15 05:31 53° 27' 2" N  3° 30' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979191
9792222007-02-15 09:58 53° 31' 52" N  3° 21' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979222
9792342007-02-15 14:36 53° 26' 55" N  3° 38' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979234
9792582007-02-15 16:02 53° 23' 14" N  3° 47' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979258
9793632007-02-16 04:24 53° 37' 23" N  3° 47' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979363
9791292007-02-15 01:07 53° 46' 56" N  3° 30' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979129
9791782007-02-15 04:46 53° 31' 58" N  3° 30' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979178
9792092007-02-15 06:08 53° 27' 0" N  3° 22' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979209
9793262007-02-16 02:15 53° 47' 1" N  3° 38' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979326
9793382007-02-16 03:00 53° 47' 3" N  3° 47' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979338
9793512007-02-16 03:43 53° 42' 15" N  3° 47' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979351
9793872007-02-16 05:47 53° 32' 1" N  3° 55' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979387
9794062007-02-16 07:06 53° 22' 14" N  3° 55' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979406
9790372007-02-14 11:31 53° 32' 2" N  3° 21' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979037
9791172007-02-15 00:26 53° 47' 7" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979117
9790502007-02-14 19:54 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979050
9790622007-02-14 20:30 53° 31' 52" N  3° 15' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979062
9792952007-02-15 23:47 53° 31' 55" N  3° 47' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979295
9793752007-02-16 05:02 53° 37' 33" N  3° 55' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 979375
1  Fluorometers
Reference numbers
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Reference numbers
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8621962007-02-14 13:30  — 2007-04-16 14:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862196
1  In-situ dissolved gas analyser
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Metadata parameters

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8628292007-02-14 13:30  — 2007-04-16 14:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862829
2  In-situ nutrient analyser
Reference numbers
Date and time
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10822912007-02-14 14:00  — 2007-04-16 14:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1082291
10825432007-02-15 00:00  — 2007-04-16 00:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1082543
5  Moored CTD
Reference numbers
Date and time
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Sea level
Reference numbers
Date and time
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Sea level

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7531432007-02-14 12:50:03  — 2007-04-16 12:20:03 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 753143
7529752007-02-14 13:20:01  — 2007-04-16 13:50:01 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 752975
8619802007-02-14 13:30  — 2007-04-16 14:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861980
7531552007-02-14 16:10:03  — 2007-04-16 09:40:03 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 753155
7529632007-02-14 13:20:01  — 2007-04-16 13:50:01 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 752963
1  Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors
Reference numbers
Date and time
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8624002007-02-14 13:30  — 2007-04-16 14:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862400
2  radiometers
Reference numbers
Date and time
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8626212007-02-14 13:30  — 2007-04-16 14:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862621
8627252007-02-14 13:30  — 2007-04-16 14:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862725
Discrete samples 
35  CTD frame plus rosette samplerTransmittance and attenuance of the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Density of the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw light meter output
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Raw fluorometer output
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
3  Instrument mooring