Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D58

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD58
Cruise period1973-12-05 — 1973-12-15
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe cruises were entirely devoted to an international exercise organised by SCOR/IAPSO/UNESCO working group no. 27 'tides of the open sea'. Most of the organisations in the world which use or have developed a pelagic sea bed pressure sensor were invited to compare their instruments in close proximity for a recording period of little more than a month. Since some were designed for oceanic depth and others for shelf depth, the testing area was chosen to be near a steep shelf edge, within easy reach of Brest.
Chief scientistDavid E Cartwright (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Bidston Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D58 cruise report d56and58.pdf — access key 'C' (0.42 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
Track chartsRRS Discovery D58 cruise track — d56and58track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of recoveries = 4
Description: NOAA, Snodgrass/Wimbush, (IOS) Wormley, (IOS) Bidston moorings sea bed pressure sensors; COB capsule and Canada moorings not found