Whittard Canyon, Celtic Margin: Further investigation of submarine canyon system. Repeat habitat mapping of complex environment, AUV, ROV ISIS, sediment coring.

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The aim is to re-visit the Darwin Mounds and NW Rockall Bank MPAs and assess their status and the status of the cold-water corals, to test a new stereocamera system for the Autosub6000 AUV(BIOCAM) and to collect water column profiles on the Rockall margin. For iAtlantic we will collect additional box cores for macrofauna study (timeseries). Gear: AUV, HyBIS video platform, boxcore, megacore, CTD, mooring deployments.

Cruise report available at: https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/inventories/cruise_inventory/reports/dy108.pdf