Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR5/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR5/95
Cruise period1995-06-09 — 1995-06-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect sediment samples in order to establish an inventory of artificial radionuclides in the seabed sediments of the northern Irish Sea.
2. To conduct trials and a survey of seabed gamma activity using the IAEA seabed towed gamma spectrometer.
3. To collect sediment cores at a number of sites to allow a detailed analysis of spatial variability of radionuclide concentration in relation to sediment type, location and infaunal distribution.
4. To collect sediment samples to assess macro- and mega-faunal distributions at selected sites in the eastern Irish Sea.
5. To collect physical oceanographic data in the Western Irish Sea.
6. To collect water samples at 39 sites for the determination of 3H.
7. To collect water samples at 39 sites for the determination of technetium and caesium.
8. To recover 2 moorings from the North Channel.
9. To collect water column and sediment samples for natural series radionuclide studies of resuspension and scavenging in the western Irish Sea gyre.
10. To collect a bulk sample of mixed fish for IAEA.
11. To collect a builk sample of sediment for IAEA for intercomparison purposes.
12. To collect surface sediment samples at 41 sites for E. Hamilton to examine total alpha-activity and Fe-geochemistry and to collect additional surface sediment samples for M. Krom for trace metal and grain size analysis.
Chief scientistStephen James Malcolm (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR5/95 cruise report ci5_95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea, Malin Shelf
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR5/95 cruise track — trk4152.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: surface salinity only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 15
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: transects with undulating CTD
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 13
Description: transects of radioactivity survey
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 4
Core - rockQuantity: number of cores = 82
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
13  CTD/STD cast
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
4885571995-06-15 12:30 54° 31' 0" N  3° 41' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488557
4885691995-06-15 13:20 54° 33' 1" N  3° 51' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488569
4885701995-06-15 14:54 54° 34' 59" N  4° 1' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488570
4885821995-06-15 15:48 54° 37' 0" N  4° 11' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488582
4885941995-06-15 16:38 54° 38' 51" N  4° 21' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488594
4886011995-06-15 17:20 54° 34' 57" N  4° 20' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488601
4886131995-06-15 18:00 54° 30' 56" N  4° 21' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488613
4886251995-06-15 18:43 54° 26' 1" N  4° 21' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488625
4886371995-06-15 19:54 54° 20' 57" N  4° 0' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488637
4886491995-06-15 21:26 54° 20' 2" N  3° 32' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488649
4886501995-06-15 22:25 54° 26' 4" N  3° 36' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488650
4886621995-06-19 18:17 53° 42' 47" N  5° 38' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488662
4886741995-06-20 11:42 54° 12' 29" N  5° 17' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488674