Derisking Offshore Wind Vitality Growth Potential in Irish Waters (DOWindy) – Day 12

Derisking Offshore Wind Vitality Growth Potential in Irish Waters (DOWindy)


sixteenth – twenty eighth September 2019

DOWindy Day 12

Whats up from the Irish Sea. 

We’ve had some unhealthy luck with the climate throughout this cruise, however the intrepid scientists (and crew) of the DOWindy cruise have managed to get a good quantity of information.  To date, we’ve taken 14 sediment grabs (Fig. 1), one vibrocore, and >220 nautical miles (nm) of sparker seismic sub-bottom information.  Plus, we’re nonetheless gathering information for an additional ~12 hours earlier than we will probably be launched into society and the stable floor it’s constructed on! 

Fig. 1: Grade-A, Irish Sea mud from about 90 m under the ocean floor. 

That is what the Shipek seize sampler’s scoop appears like after it has returned a pattern of the seabed.  Typically it’s filled with sand; generally it’s filled with shells; generally it’s filled with gravel; this time it’s mud.  This fortunate seize pattern will probably be taken again to land and analysed in order that it may be become information. 

As soon as we’re again in our places of work subsequent week, it’ll be time to begin making changes to the plan for the second leg of the DOWindy analysis cruise.  Certainly that one may also present helpful information and terrific views (Figs. 2, 3). 
Fig. 2: The Kinsale platform off the Starboard.  I believed it was an Imperial Walker at first look! 

Fig. 3: Sundown at sea.
Submit by Dr Jared Peters; postdoctoral researcher at UCC and the MaREI Centre. 
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