Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR12/94

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR12/94
Cruise period1994-12-01 — 1994-12-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect and process surface and bottom water from UK coastal waters for the analysis of Tc, Cs, Sb and transuranic radionuclides as part of the post Enhanced Actinide Removal plant (EARP) survey (AE0114A, Nuclear Fission Safety Programme).
2. To conduct further studies to determine the temporal distribution and stability if actinide colloids in both surface and bottom waters using a variety of ultrafiltration techniques (AE0114A, Nuclear Fission Safety Programme).
3. 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).
4. To collect, on behalf of IAEA, the remainder of a bulk fish sample required for worldwide distribution as an intercalibration reference sample (carried over from CIR 6/94).
Chief scientistKinson S Leonard (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR12/94 cruise report ci12_94.pdf — access key 'C' (0.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificCeltic Sea, Irish Sea, Malin, Western Isles, North Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR12/94 cruise track — trk4022a.html RV Cirolana CIR12/94 cruise track — trk4022b.html RV Cirolana CIR12/94 cruise track — trk4022c.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 85
Description: surface S only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 5
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 86
Description: Caesium, Antimony, Americium, Cobalt studies
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 60
Description: natural radionuclides
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: radiocolloids
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: mixed fish samples for radiation contamination studies
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 2
Description: Caesium, Antimony, Americium, Cobalt studies
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
5  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
5458721994-12-12 09:15 54° 24' 41" N  3° 34' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 545872
5458841994-12-13 16:13 55° 35' 59" N  7° 9' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 545884
5458961994-12-13 20:20 55° 18' 1" N  8° 17' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 545896
5459031994-12-14 08:50 56° 10' 29" N  7° 9' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 545903
5459151994-12-14 11:31 56° 10' 12" N  7° 59' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 545915