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Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP site): Time-series sampling, coring, OTSB trawl, towed camera, benthic photographic lander deployments.
Cruise report available at: https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/inventories/cruise_inventory/reports/dy103.pdf
Mooring recovery and re-deployment in the Iceland Basin and Rockall Trough, including the OSNAP array in the Iceland Basin and the Ellett array in Rockall Trough. Work will include hydrography, water chemistry and mooring maintenance. Scope of cruise reduced due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Postponed due to COVID-19 – awaiting further information on rescheduling
The primary purpose of this cruise is to service the Porcupine Abyssal Plain observatory, take biological samples and carry out benthic surveying
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