Cruise inventory

RRS Ernest Shackleton ES033b

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Ernest Shackleton (74EE)
Cruise identifierES033b
Cruise period2009-03-13 — 2009-03-26
Port of departureStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Port of returnStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
ObjectivesES033 undertook physical oceanographic activities in the northern Weddell Sea (near the South Orkney Islands, and in the southern Weddell Sea, in the general area of Brunt Ice Shelf. Four projects were served by the cruise:

1. Long Term Monitoring and Survey (LTMS) component (British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, University of Bergen (BCCR))
2. SASSI-UK project (University of East Anglia (UEA), BAS and the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS))
3. ACES-FOCAS BAS core project (BAS and University of California, Santa Cruz)
4. IPY project Bi-Polar Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation (BIAC). (University of Bergen)
Chief scientistKeith Nicholls (British Antarctic Survey)
Coordinating bodyUniversity of East Anglia (UEA), Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS)
Cruise reportRRS Ernest Shackleton ES033b cruise report ernest_shackleton033.pdf — access key 'C' (2.66 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouthern Ocean
SpecificSouthern Weddell Sea
Track chartsRRS Ernest Shackleton ES033b cruise track — ernest_shackleton033trk.pdf (0.17 MB)