Cruise Report 3S-2021 - Iceland Pilot study Trial

  • October 6, 2021
  • by Patrick Miller, Filipa Samarra, Paul Wensveen, Charlotte Curé, Lars Kleivane

Trial Outcome

Overall, the pilot study trial was very successful, with excellent tagging outcomes success and tracking including four sound playbacks completed – all primary objectives achieved successfully. The facilities at U Iceland and team were outstanding. Everyone was well, no injuries or sickness. No major equipment was damaged or lost, though one Dtag3+ broke while attached to a pilot whale, and the Dtag3+ robot was broken after the last day during vessel transfer operations. Some Dtag core units did not function perfectly with corrupted depth data like we had in 3S-OPS 2019.