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RV Prince Madog PD01/08

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD01/08
Cruise period2008-01-10 — 2008-01-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. At 53 32 N 3 21.8 W, half a mile west of the Mersey Bar Light Vessel (site A)

To recover: (a) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor was fitted to the frame. The frame was fitted with a SonTek ADV; (b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are SeaBird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and VEMCO thermistor miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface.

To deploy: (c) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor, a SeaPoint turbidity sensor and a SonTek ADV were fitted to the frame; (d) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface.

2. At 53 27 N 3 38.6 W (site 21, second site, B)

To recover: (e) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor were fitted to the frame. A 1200 kHz telemetry ADCP was fitted to the frame; (f) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface; (g) A telemetry toroid.

To deploy: (h) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor, a SeaPoint turbidity sensor was fitted to the frame. A 1200 kHz telemetry ADCP was fitted to the frame; (i) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface; (j) A telemetry toroid.

3. To conduct a CTD / LISST survey of 34 sites every 5 miles covering the eastern Irish Sea between the North Wales coast and Blackpool and the Lancashire coast and the Great Orme, to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay. To obtain calibration samples for salinity, transmittance, suspended sediment and for chlorophyll at selected stations. To obtain near surface and bed water samples for nutrient and suspended sediment determination.

4. Collect 10 vertical net hauls at mooring site A.

5. Collect sediment samples at each of the CTD sites.

6. To deploy a Waverider buoy at the mouth of the Dee Estuary, position 53 23 N 3 14.3 W
Chief scientistMatthew R Palmer (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectCoastal Observatory Cruises
Coordinating bodyPOL
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD01/08 cruise report pd01_08.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD01/08 cruise track — pd01_08trk.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
2  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Sea level
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Sea level
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16230272008-01-11 13:10  — 2008-03-14 15:49:34 53° 26' 58" N  3° 38' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623027
16230392008-01-11 10:30:38  — 2008-03-14 08:03:26 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623039
14  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13181142008-01-10 22:46 53° 37' 0" N  3° 21' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318114
13181262008-01-10 23:33 53° 31' 44" N  3° 21' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318126
13181382008-01-11 00:14 53° 27' 1" N  3° 21' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318138
13181512008-01-11 06:44 53° 32' 14" N  3° 21' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318151
13181632008-01-11 10:47 53° 31' 50" N  3° 21' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318163
13181752008-01-11 12:09 53° 26' 49" N  3° 38' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318175
13181872008-01-11 14:05 53° 26' 59" N  3° 39' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318187
16717002008-01-10 22:46 53° 37' 0" N  3° 21' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1671700
16717122008-01-10 23:33 53° 31' 44" N  3° 21' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1671712
16717242008-01-11 00:14 53° 27' 1" N  3° 21' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1671724
16717362008-01-11 06:44 53° 32' 14" N  3° 21' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1671736
16717482008-01-11 10:47 53° 31' 50" N  3° 21' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1671748
16717612008-01-11 12:09 53° 26' 49" N  3° 38' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1671761
16717732008-01-11 14:05 53° 26' 59" N  3° 39' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1671773
18  CTD/STD cast
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9467262008-01-10 17:38 53° 32' 12" N  3° 16' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946726
9467382008-01-10 18:19 53° 37' 2" N  3° 13' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946738
9467512008-01-10 19:47 53° 47' 8" N  3° 13' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946751
9467632008-01-10 22:43 53° 37' 0" N  3° 21' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946763
9467142008-01-10 16:50 53° 27' 6" N  3° 13' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946714
9467752008-01-10 23:30 53° 31' 44" N  3° 21' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946775
9467872008-01-11 00:12 53° 27' 1" N  3° 21' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946787
9467992008-01-11 00:57 53° 27' 6" N  3° 30' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946799
9468062008-01-11 01:41 53° 27' 6" N  3° 38' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946806
9468182008-01-11 02:24 53° 32' 6" N  3° 38' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946818
9468312008-01-11 03:16 53° 36' 56" N  3° 38' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946831
9468432008-01-11 04:14 53° 36' 46" N  3° 30' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946843
9468552008-01-11 05:07 53° 32' 6" N  3° 30' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946855
9468672008-01-11 06:42 53° 32' 14" N  3° 21' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946867
9468792008-01-11 10:46 53° 31' 50" N  3° 21' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946879
9468802008-01-11 12:07 53° 26' 49" N  3° 38' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946880
9468922008-01-11 14:03 53° 26' 59" N  3° 39' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946892
9469112008-01-11 15:14 53° 27' 7" N  3° 47' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946911
1  Fish-finder echosounder
Platform or instrument orientation
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Platform or instrument orientation
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9311012008-01-10 11:10:30  — 2008-01-11 16:34:30 53° 18' 12" N  4° 2' 17" W — 53° 52' 1" N  3° 13' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 931101
2  Fluorometers
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Date and time
Reference numbers
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8622762008-01-11 08:00  — 2008-03-14 10:30 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862276
8623812008-01-11 12:30  — 2008-02-28 23:30 53° 26' 53" N  3° 38' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862381
1  In-situ dissolved gas analyser
Metadata parameters
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Metadata parameters
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8629102008-01-11 08:00  — 2008-03-14 10:30 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862910
2  In-situ nutrient analyser
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10823582008-01-11 08:00  — 2008-03-14 10:00 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1082358
10825062008-01-13 00:00  — 2008-03-13 00:00 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1082506
1  Meteorological data logger
Air pressure
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Air temperature
Air pressure
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Air temperature

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9310942008-01-10 11:10:30  — 2008-01-11 16:34:30 53° 18' 12" N  4° 2' 17" W — 53° 52' 1" N  3° 13' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 931094
8  Moored CTD
Moored instrument depth
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
Moored instrument depth
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8620792008-01-11 08:00  — 2008-03-14 10:30 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862079
8621722008-01-11 12:30  — 2008-03-14 19:00 53° 26' 53" N  3° 38' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862172
7704112008-01-11 10:30:03  — 2008-03-13 21:20:03 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770411
7704352008-01-11 08:00:02  — 2008-03-14 10:50:02 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770435
7704592008-01-11 08:00:02  — 2008-03-14 10:50:02 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770459
7703922008-01-11 13:10:03  — 2008-03-14 15:40:03 53° 26' 58" N  3° 38' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770392
7704232008-01-11 12:20:01  — 2008-03-14 19:10 53° 26' 53" N  3° 38' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770423
7704472008-01-11 12:20:01  — 2008-03-14 19:10 53° 26' 53" N  3° 38' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770447
2  Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8624972008-01-11 08:00  — 2008-03-14 10:30 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862497
8625902008-01-11 12:30  — 2008-03-14 19:00 53° 26' 53" N  3° 38' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862590
1  Ship's non-toxic supply
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9310822008-01-10 11:10:30  — 2008-01-11 16:34:30 53° 18' 12" N  4° 2' 17" W — 53° 52' 1" N  3° 13' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 931082
4  Water temperature and/or salinity monitor
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7704602008-01-11 08:00  — 2008-02-10 10:20 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770460
7704962008-01-11 08:00  — 2008-03-14 10:50 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770496
7704722008-01-11 12:20  — 2008-03-14 19:10 53° 26' 53" N  3° 38' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770472
7704842008-01-11 12:20  — 2008-03-14 19:10 53° 26' 53" N  3° 38' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 770484
2  radiometers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
Date and time
Reference numbers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8627012008-01-11 08:00  — 2008-03-02 18:00 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862701
8628052008-01-11 08:30  — 2008-03-02 18:00 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862805
Discrete samples 
18  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Raw light meter output
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column