Cruise reports

Each year we visit the PAP observatory to recover instruments and data and service the infrastructure. Each cruise generates a report which summarises the cruise activities, acts as a manual for the following cruise and can be used to signpost to collaborators data and results not otherwise available though this website.

Porcupine Abyssal Plain Cruise Programme – table of cruises

Principal scientist Vessel Cruise No. Dates File
Ruhl RRS James Cook JC165 19 May - 12 June 2018 bodc CSR
(cruise report not yet available)
Lampitt RRS Discovery DY077 14 Apr - 01 May 2017 bodc or nora (12MB)
Stinchcombe RRS Discovery DY050 17 Apr – 08 May 2016 bodc or nora (12MB)
Lampitt RRS Discovery DY032 20 Jun – 08 Jul 2015 bodc or eprints (7MB)
Lampitt MV Meteor M108 04–24 Jul 2014 bodc or eprints (7MB)
Lampitt RRS James Cook JC087 31 May – 18 Jun 2013 bodc or eprints (6MB)
Lampitt RRS James Cook JC085 14–29 Apr 2013 bodc or eprints (13MB)
Lampitt RRS James Cook JC071 29 Apr – 12 May 2012 bodc or eprints (7MB)
Ruhl RRS James Cook JC062 24 Jul – 29 Aug 2011 bodc or eprints (11MB)
Campbell RV Celtic Explorer CE10005 16–24 Sep 2010 bodc or eprints (123MB)
Lampitt RRS James Clark Ross JCR221 26 May – 05 Jun 2010 bodc or eprints (64MB)
Sanders RRS Discovery D341 08 Jul – 13 Aug 2009 bodc or eprints (9MB)
Lampitt RV Celtic Explorer CE0716 19–25 Jun 2007 bodc or eprints (5MB)
Lampitt RRS Discovery D296 14 Jul – 23 Jul 2005 bodc or eprints (64MB)
Lampitt RRS Charles Darwin CD158 15 Jun – 28 Jun 2004 bodc or eprints (12MB)
Müller FS Poseidon PO306 23 Nov – 12 Dec 2003 bodc (1MB)
Lampitt FS Poseidon PO300-1 4 July – 16 June 2003 bodc or eprints (1MB)
Priede RRS Discovery D266 27 Sep – 24 Oct 2002 bodc CSR (cruise report missing)
Collins RRS Discovery D250 15 Sep – 10 Oct 2000 bodc (0.59 MB)
Billett RRS Challenger CH142 19 Apr – 19 May 1999 bodc (1.98MB)
Sibuet RRS Discovery D237 25 Sep – 08 Oct 1998 bodc or eprints (3.0MB)
Rice RRS Discovery D231 28 Feb – 30 Mar 1998 bodc or eprints (7.5MB)
Billett RRS Challenger CH135 15–30 Oct 1997 bodc or eprints (4.1MB)
Bett RRS Discovery D229 02–31 Jul 1997 bodc or eprints (5.7MB)
Rice RRS Discovery D226 12 Mar – 10 Apr 1997 bodc or eprints (5.6MB)
Rice RRS Discovery D222 29 Aug – 24 Sep 1996 bodc or eprints (7.3MB)
Lampitt RRS Charles Darwin CD172 29 Aug - 11 Sep 1992 eprints
Bett RRS Challenger CH111 29 Mar – 25 Apr 1994 bodc or eprints (1.6MB)
Rice RRS Challenger CH79 12 May – 03 Jun 1991 bodc or eprints (1.9MB)
Rice RRS Discovery D185 18 Aug – 17 Sep 1989 bodc or eprints (2.1MB)
Roe RRS Challenger CH8/86 25 Nov – 18 Dec 1986 bodc or eprints (1.0MB)
Thurston RRS Challenger CH6A/85 13–28 Jun 1985 bodc or eprints (1.3MB)