RV Cirolana CIR11/93
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cirolana (74CZ)|
|Cruise period||1993-11-23 — 1993-12-21|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To collect and process surface water from UK coastal waters for the analysis of Tc, Cs, Sb and transuranic radionuclides as part of the Enhanced Actinide Removal Plant survey (AE0114A, Nuclear Fission Safety Programme).
2. To compare the spatial distribution of the present oxidation state of transuranium elements discharges into the Irish Sea from Sellafield with discharges into the Channel from Cap de La Hague (AE0114A).
3. To collect a large volume sample of surface Atlantic water for low level radionuclide incomparison purposes (AE0114A).
4. To study the surface sediment and water concentrations of U, Th, Ra, Po and Pb radionuclides and nutrients in the immediate vicinity of the Marchon outfall and further offshore in the eastern Irish Sea. Part of this work is to be done in conjunction with a small charter vessel (AE0115A).
5. To recover tetrapod and quadrapod from west of Barrow and current meters from the North Channel (AE0114A, AE0128A, U Cambridge).
6. To conduct further studies to determine changes in the actinide colloidal distributions in both surface and bottom waters using a variety of innovative techniques at a number of key sites (AE0114A, U C Dublin, U Norway).
7. To collect live Dab from a contaminated region of Liverpool Bay and a relatively clean region of Cardigan Bay for an ongoing study of the effects of pollutants on Dab chromosomes (AE0116A).
|Chief scientist||Kinson S Leonard (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.27 MB)|
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
|Specific||UK coastal waters, Clyde Sea|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 129|
Description: 8 top & bottom only 78 surface S only
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 9|
|Current meters||Quantity: number of stations = 4|
Description: 4 current meters recovered
|Radioactivity||Quantity: number of samples = 284|
Description: artificial radionuclides
|Radioactivity||Quantity: number of samples = 57|
Description: natural radionuclides
|Other chemical oceanographic measurements||Description: nutrients collected but too sensitive for exchange (medler Sept 1995)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 14|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of samples = 19|
|Core - soft bottom||Quantity: number of cores = 3|
|Moorings, landers, buoys|
|Current meters||54° 1' 0" N 3° 31' 59" W — near bed current meter recovered approx 60 days|
|Current meters||54° 36' 0" N 5° 27' 0" W — current meter recovered approx 60 days|
|Current meters||54° 40' 59" N 5° 15' 0" W — current meter recovered approx 60 days|
|Current meters||54° 37' 59" N 5° 22' 0" W — current meter recovered approx 60 days|