Cruise inventory

RRS Ernest Shackleton ES20070116 (ES031, ES038, ES048)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Ernest Shackleton (74EE)
Cruise identifierES20070116 (ES031, ES038, ES048)
Cruise period2007-01-16 — 2007-03-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Port of returnStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThree different cruises are described in this report: ES031, ES038 and ES048. ES048 covers the LTMS-P work around the South Orkneys, in collaboration with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University, New York), ES038 was to be for LTMS-P work at the Filcher Sill, in collaboration with Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (Bergen), southern Weddell Sea, and ES031 was to serve the ACES-FOCAS project, again in the southern Weddell Sea. In cooperation with the Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven (AWI) a mooring programme was carried out to extend the location facilities for the Weddell Sea under ice float programme.

In the event, sea ice conditions prevented ES038 from being accomplished: on two different attempts the ship encountered ten-tenths pack ice west of 031W at the latitude of the mooring locations, with giant floes entirely stopping further progress westwards.

Despite very heavy sea ice, the majority of ES031 was achieved. The location of one of the moorings was again too far to the west to be accessed, and, in any case, the malfunction of one of the six Ixsea releaser units would have prevented its deployment. Some of the CTD sections that were to extend to the north and west also had to be shortened because of the sea ice conditions. The available time was spent undertaking a details hydrographic survey around, and to the north of Brunt Ice Shelf, a survey that will contribute directly to the ACES-FOCAS project. The final element of ES031 was the tagging of seals, in collaboration with the Sea Mammal Research Unit of St Andrews University. Four CTD tags were successfully deployed on Weddell seals near Helmert Bank, at the eastern Filchner Sill. A fifth tag was deployed on a male Elephant seal on Signy Island.
Chief scientistKeith Nicholls (British Antarctic Survey)
Coordinating bodyBritish Antarctic Survey (BAS)
Cruise reportRRS Ernest Shackleton ES20070116 (ES031, ES038, ES048) cruise report ernest_shackleton031-038-048.pdf — access key 'C' (2.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Southern Ocean
SpecificSouthern Weddell Sea, Helmert Bank, Signy Island, Brunt Ice Shelf, Luitpold Coast, Orkney Passage.
Track chartsRRS Ernest Shackleton ES20070116 (ES031, ES038, ES048) cruise track — ernest_shackleton031-038-048trk.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 117
Description: CTD deployments
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
2  Acoustic current meter
Platform or instrument orientation
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Platform or instrument orientation
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16181542007-02-25 18:59  — 2009-02-28 16:48 60° 39' 37" S  42° 9' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1618154
16181662007-02-25 18:59  — 2009-02-28 16:48 60° 39' 37" S  42° 9' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1618166
117  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Density of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
17746432007-01-27 05:32:23 60° 17' 45" S  45° 15' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774643
17746552007-01-27 08:59:33 60° 16' 0" S  45° 16' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774655
17746672007-01-28 14:10:02 62° 37' 27" S  43° 14' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774667
17746792007-01-29 02:11:11 63° 31' 35" S  41° 47' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774679
17746802007-01-30 16:05:56 67° 31' 18" S  35° 19' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774680
17746922007-01-31 06:55:13 69° 0' 46" S  33° 58' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774692
17747112007-01-31 09:27:01 69° 0' 46" S  33° 58' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774711
17747232007-02-04 06:37:17 76° 21' 6" S  29° 34' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774723
17747352007-02-05 03:18:08 74° 43' 33" S  29° 40' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774735
17747472007-02-05 04:25:10 74° 40' 28" S  29° 37' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774747
17747592007-02-05 05:46:36 74° 37' 49" S  29° 33' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774759
17747602007-02-05 07:22:07 74° 35' 46" S  29° 24' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774760
17747722007-02-05 09:03:51 74° 31' 20" S  29° 22' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774772
17747842007-02-05 11:03:48 74° 27' 42" S  29° 14' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774784
17747962007-02-05 15:49:38 74° 38' 24" S  30° 13' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774796
17748032007-02-05 18:53:18 74° 35' 31" S  30° 11' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774803
17748152007-02-05 20:24:26 74° 32' 44" S  30° 10' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774815
17748272007-02-05 21:31:17 74° 32' 4" S  30° 10' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774827
17748392007-02-05 22:52:31 74° 30' 55" S  30° 7' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774839
17748402007-02-06 00:16:36 74° 29' 9" S  30° 5' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774840
17748522007-02-06 02:25:39 74° 26' 34" S  30° 8' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774852
17748642007-02-06 03:55:04 74° 24' 57" S  30° 6' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774864
17748762007-02-06 05:27:10 74° 23' 22" S  30° 7' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774876
17748882007-02-06 07:08:11 74° 21' 49" S  30° 4' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774888
17749072007-02-06 08:39:23 74° 20' 46" S  30° 2' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774907
17749192007-02-06 19:01:31 74° 39' 4" S  30° 59' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774919
17749202007-02-06 23:31:39 74° 40' 50" S  30° 29' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774920
17749322007-02-07 01:22:57 74° 37' 39" S  30° 17' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774932
17749442007-02-07 03:01:07 74° 33' 43" S  30° 29' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774944
17749562007-02-07 04:56:31 74° 34' 36" S  30° 23' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774956
17749682007-02-07 10:50:23 74° 55' 12" S  29° 15' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774968
17749812007-02-07 12:18:39 74° 55' 13" S  28° 56' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774981
17749932007-02-07 13:42:41 74° 55' 15" S  28° 40' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1774993
17750072007-02-07 14:56:46 74° 55' 26" S  28° 19' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775007
17750192007-02-07 16:05:44 74° 55' 12" S  28° 4' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775019
17750202007-02-07 17:22:44 74° 55' 11" S  27° 47' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775020
17750322007-02-07 18:32:12 74° 55' 20" S  27° 33' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775032
17750442007-02-07 19:36:27 74° 55' 24" S  27° 17' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775044
17750562007-02-07 20:43:44 74° 55' 36" S  27° 2' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775056
17750682007-02-07 21:41:56 74° 55' 34" S  26° 48' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775068
17750812007-02-07 22:34:15 74° 55' 36" S  26° 33' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775081
17750932007-02-07 23:51:39 74° 57' 5" S  26° 8' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775093
17751002007-02-08 00:51:10 74° 59' 46" S  25° 56' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775100
17751122007-02-08 01:41:46 74° 59' 5" S  25° 48' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775112
17751242007-02-08 02:27:23 74° 58' 3" S  25° 42' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775124
17751362007-02-08 03:29:11 74° 57' 28" S  25° 35' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775136
17751482007-02-08 05:14:08 74° 56' 25" S  25° 27' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775148
17751612007-02-08 06:35:39 74° 54' 55" S  25° 22' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775161
17751732007-02-08 07:45:28 74° 54' 7" S  25° 16' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775173
17751852007-02-08 08:43:10 74° 52' 55" S  25° 9' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775185
17751972007-02-08 22:46:10 75° 29' 30" S  27° 22' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775197
17752042007-02-08 23:56:01 75° 26' 46" S  27° 33' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775204
17752162007-02-09 00:53:47 75° 24' 10" S  27° 43' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775216
17752282007-02-09 04:46:25 75° 15' 50" S  28° 16' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775228
17752412007-02-09 05:48:13 75° 13' 52" S  28° 25' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775241
17752532007-02-09 06:46:10 75° 12' 13" S  28° 32' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775253
17752652007-02-09 07:49:07 75° 9' 54" S  28° 44' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775265
17752772007-02-09 08:57:39 75° 7' 32" S  28° 55' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775277
17752892007-02-09 10:29:59 75° 3' 28" S  29° 10' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775289
17752902007-02-09 16:38:42 74° 33' 36" S  26° 56' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775290
17753082007-02-09 22:45:39 75° 11' 49" S  25° 27' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775308
17753212007-02-10 00:01:36 75° 14' 45" S  25° 39' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775321
17753332007-02-10 01:04:58 75° 16' 25" S  25° 54' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775333
17753452007-02-10 02:01:22 75° 17' 40" S  26° 2' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775345
17753572007-02-10 02:59:52 75° 19' 42" S  26° 9' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775357
17753692007-02-10 04:01:51 75° 20' 57" S  26° 18' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775369
17753702007-02-10 04:52:34 75° 22' 10" S  26° 25' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775370
17753822007-02-10 05:42:23 75° 22' 48" S  26° 33' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775382
17753942007-02-10 06:29:32 75° 23' 34" S  26° 39' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775394
17754012007-02-10 07:17:51 75° 24' 10" S  26° 51' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775401
17754132007-02-10 08:11:46 75° 25' 54" S  27° 0' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775413
17754252007-02-10 09:05:34 75° 27' 46" S  27° 10' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775425
17754372007-02-10 10:09:13 75° 29' 43" S  27° 22' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775437
17754492007-02-10 11:04:18 75° 32' 40" S  27° 34' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775449
17754502007-02-10 12:03:36 75° 36' 19" S  27° 41' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775450
17754622007-02-10 13:00:32 75° 39' 59" S  27° 33' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775462
17754742007-02-10 13:58:44 75° 42' 58" S  27° 23' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775474
17754862007-02-10 15:06:43 75° 46' 52" S  27° 19' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775486
17754982007-02-10 16:08:03 75° 50' 55" S  27° 19' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775498
17755052007-02-10 17:00:12 75° 54' 51" S  27° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775505
17755172007-02-10 17:57:21 75° 58' 59" S  27° 26' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775517
17755292007-02-10 18:54 76° 2' 49" S  27° 30' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775529
17755302007-02-10 20:02:54 76° 5' 31" S  27° 42' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775530
17755422007-02-10 21:01:49 76° 9' 2" S  27° 50' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775542
17755542007-02-10 22:03:29 76° 13' 48" S  27° 54' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775554
17755662007-02-10 22:55:57 76° 14' 28" S  27° 55' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775566
17755782007-02-11 00:02:23 76° 11' 5" S  27° 49' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775578
17755912007-02-11 01:26:38 76° 3' 47" S  27° 55' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775591
17756092007-02-11 02:22:23 76° 1' 54" S  28° 4' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775609
17756102007-02-11 03:16:41 75° 59' 40" S  28° 11' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775610
17756222007-02-11 04:08:13 75° 57' 27" S  28° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775622
17756342007-02-11 04:57:03 75° 55' 23" S  28° 28' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775634
17756462007-02-11 06:00:52 75° 52' 10" S  28° 37' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775646
17756582007-02-11 07:02:23 75° 49' 40" S  28° 50' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775658
17756712007-02-11 08:09:25 75° 46' 6" S  29° 4' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775671
17756832007-02-13 06:58:53 74° 56' 58" S  29° 42' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775683
17756952007-02-13 08:07:12 74° 56' 57" S  29° 51' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775695
17757022007-02-13 14:17:39 74° 34' 34" S  26° 55' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775702
17757142007-02-13 15:35:15 74° 35' 21" S  26° 52' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775714
17757262007-02-13 16:28:31 74° 36' 16" S  26° 49' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775726
17757382007-02-13 17:57:42 74° 37' 4" S  26° 47' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775738
17757512007-02-13 19:00:06 74° 40' 22" S  26° 46' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775751
17757632007-02-13 19:51:12 74° 43' 8" S  26° 44' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775763
17757752007-02-13 20:52:06 74° 46' 7" S  26° 43' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775775
17757872007-02-13 21:40:31 74° 49' 9" S  26° 41' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775787
17757992007-02-13 22:31 74° 52' 5" S  26° 39' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775799
17758062007-02-14 02:00:27 75° 18' 9" S  28° 5' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775806
17758182007-02-14 02:55:38 75° 20' 11" S  27° 57' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775818
17758312007-02-14 03:56:42 75° 22' 9" S  27° 50' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775831
17758432007-02-23 15:26:54 60° 36' 11" S  41° 37' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775843
17758552007-02-23 19:59:53 60° 38' 2" S  41° 50' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775855
17758672007-02-23 22:48:09 60° 38' 32" S  41° 54' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775867
17758792007-02-25 05:49:52 60° 43' 20" S  42° 37' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775879
17758802007-02-25 08:48:06 60° 39' 15" S  42° 7' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775880
17758922007-02-25 12:32:54 60° 38' 58" S  42° 5' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775892
17759112007-02-25 18:21:44 60° 39' 30" S  42° 9' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775911
17759232007-02-25 21:53:55 60° 39' 46" S  42° 12' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1775923
7  Moored CTD
Sea level
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Sea level
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
12232072007-02-25 18:30  — 2009-02-28 17:45:01 60° 39' 37" S  42° 9' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1223207
12232192007-02-25 18:30  — 2008-02-27 11:15 60° 39' 37" S  42° 9' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1223219
12232202007-02-25 18:30  — 2009-02-28 17:45 60° 39' 37" S  42° 9' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1223220
12232322007-02-25 18:30  — 2009-02-28 17:45 60° 39' 37" S  42° 9' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1223232
12232442007-02-25 18:30  — 2009-02-28 17:37:30 60° 39' 37" S  42° 9' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1223244
12232562007-02-25 22:15:01  — 2009-02-28 15:30:01 60° 39' 51" S  42° 11' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1223256
12232682007-02-25 22:15  — 2009-02-28 15:30:01 60° 39' 51" S  42° 11' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1223268
2  Paddle wheel current meter
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13688302007-02-25 22:59  — 2009-02-28 14:59 60° 39' 51" S  42° 11' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1368830
13688292007-02-25 22:59  — 2009-02-28 14:59 60° 39' 51" S  42° 11' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1368829