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RRS James Cook JC035

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Cook (740H)
Cruise identifierJC035
Cruise period2009-06-07 — 2009-06-19
Port of departureVigo, Spain
Port of returnBrest, France
ObjectivesThe aim of JC035 was to map Whittard Canyon, which is a deep ocean canyon in the Bay of Biscay. The region was mapped using TOBI (Towed Ocean Bottom Instrument) Sidescan Sonar survey and ship-board swath bathymetry. This geophysical mapping cruise was used for planning the subsequent JC36 ISIS (ROV) Cruise.
Chief scientistVeerle A Huvenne (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
ProjectOceans 2025/HERMIONE
Coordinating bodyNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Cruise reportRRS James Cook JC035 cruise report jc035.pdf — access key 'C' (1.44 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
SpecificBay of Biscay
Track chartsRRS James Cook JC035 cruise track — jc035trk.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of deployments = 6
Description: Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) deployments
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: MBES Multibeam Bathymetry Echosounder
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: Edgetech
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: Towed Ocean bottom instrument (TOBI) sidescan
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Sound Velocity Profiler