Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR1/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR1/96
Cruise period1996-01-04 — 1996-01-31
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To recover the Tetrapod, Quadrapod, 4 minipods and 6 current meter moorings at the end of their 2 month deployment to measure the impact of trawling and storms on the remobilisation of radionuclides from the Sellafield mudpatch (AE0135). This will assist in the continuing provision of the highest quality protection to the environment to safeguard human health, especially in relation to past discharges of radionuclides to the Irish Sea.
2. To undertake CTD and surface water sampling to measure the nutrient concentrations in the waters around England and Wales as part of the National Monitoring Programme (AE0503). This will help to establish the quality of the water around the UK in support of the UK's position in fora such as the Oslo and Paris Commission and the Ministerial North Sea Conference.
3. To deploy minipods and undertake sediment sampling on dredged spoil disposal grounds off Harwich and the Tees to determine the behaviour of sediments after disposal (AE0227). This will provide information to aid licensing decisions under FEPA II both for offshore disposals of dredged material and for the beneficial uses of such material in the near shore zone.
4. To deploy and recover a NAS2 (automatic monitoring nitrate analyser) and other instruments for the Joint Nutrient Study (JoNuS - AE0504, Smart Biophysical Moorings) and for National Monitoring Programme (AE0503). Successful trials should lead to improved temporal monitoring and a reduction in the costs of future monitoring.
5. To undertake a preliminary sediment coring survey near major estuaries in preparation for JoNuS 2 (AE0529(P)). This will guide the detailed selection of sites for the main programme commencing in April 1996 and ensure the successful and timely delivery of the scientific programme. The JoNuS 2 programme will help to establish the impact of nutrients discharged from land on coastal and offshore waters in support of UK policy development and in support of contributions to such fora as the Oslo and Paris Convention and the Ministerial North Sea Conference.
Chief scientistPaul A Gurbutt (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectJoint Nutrient Study (JONUS)
Coordinating bodyMAFF
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR1/96 cruise report ci1_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.32 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth Sea, English Channel, Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR1/96 cruise track — trk4213a.html RV Cirolana CIR1/96 cruise track — trk4213b.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 125
Description: surface and 15m 2 with T only & 3 with S only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 88
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: 11 current meters recovered, 3 deployed
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 34
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 209
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 212
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 209
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 209
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 209
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of samples = 204
Description: suspended load
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 204
Description: chlorophyll
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 51
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 14
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters54° 17' 59" N  3° 40' 0" W — 2 cm recovered
Current meters56° 25' 59" N  3° 38' 59" W — 1 cm recovered
Current meters54° 23' 59" N  3° 45' 0" W — 2 cm recovered
Current meters54° 22' 0" N  3° 52' 0" W — 2 cm recovered
Current meters54° 19' 59" N  3° 32' 59" W — 1 cm recovered
Current meters54° 40' 0" N  1° 1' 0" W — nearbed cm deployed
Current meters54° 19' 0" N  3° 49' 59" W — nearbed cm recovery
Current meters54° 21' 0" N  3° 42' 0" W — nearbed cm recovery
Current meters54° 22' 59" N  3° 37' 0" W — nearbed cm recovery
Current meters51° 49' 59" N  1° 26' 59" E — nearbed cm deployed
Current meters51° 52' 59" N  1° 28' 59" E — nearbed cm deployed
Chemical oceanography 
Other chemical oceanographic measurements52° 0' 0" N  2° 19' 59" E — self recording moored nitrate analyser
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
88  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
4881521996-01-21 10:14 53° 20' 4" N  0° 34' 59" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488152
4881641996-01-21 13:03 52° 58' 59" N  0° 20' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488164
4881761996-01-21 14:30 53° 3' 28" N  0° 28' 25" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488176
4881881996-01-21 15:30 53° 3' 25" N  0° 28' 27" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488188
4882071996-01-21 16:30 53° 3' 15" N  0° 28' 25" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488207
4882191996-01-21 17:30 53° 3' 11" N  0° 28' 22" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488219
4882201996-01-21 18:32 53° 3' 12" N  0° 28' 21" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488220
4882321996-01-21 19:30 53° 3' 16" N  0° 28' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488232
4882441996-01-21 20:30 53° 3' 19" N  0° 28' 30" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488244
4882561996-01-21 21:30 53° 3' 19" N  0° 28' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488256
4882681996-01-22 09:33 51° 59' 50" N  2° 20' 8" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488268
4873211996-01-11 17:56 53° 58' 0" N  3° 20' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487321
4873331996-01-11 19:41 53° 58' 46" N  3° 2' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487333
4873451996-01-11 20:31 53° 58' 46" N  3° 2' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487345
4873571996-01-11 21:28 53° 58' 51" N  3° 2' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487357
4873691996-01-11 22:30 53° 58' 52" N  3° 2' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487369
4873701996-01-11 23:28 53° 58' 53" N  3° 2' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487370
4873821996-01-12 00:30 53° 58' 52" N  3° 2' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487382
4873941996-01-12 01:30 53° 58' 52" N  3° 2' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487394
4874011996-01-12 02:30 53° 58' 53" N  3° 2' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487401
4874131996-01-12 07:30 53° 28' 47" N  3° 16' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487413
4874251996-01-12 08:31 53° 28' 47" N  3° 16' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487425
4874371996-01-12 09:30 53° 28' 47" N  3° 16' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487437
4874491996-01-12 10:30 53° 28' 50" N  3° 16' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487449
4874501996-01-12 11:30 53° 28' 45" N  3° 16' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487450
4874621996-01-12 12:30 53° 28' 47" N  3° 16' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487462
4874741996-01-12 13:31 53° 28' 49" N  3° 16' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487474
4874861996-01-12 14:30 53° 28' 44" N  3° 16' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487486
4874981996-01-12 16:32 53° 30' 1" N  3° 41' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487498
4875051996-01-12 19:38 54° 0' 4" N  3° 50' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487505
4875171996-01-12 22:30 53° 37' 30" N  4° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487517
4875291996-01-13 07:03 52° 29' 53" N  5° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487529
4875301996-01-13 10:30 52° 21' 33" N  4° 10' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487530
4875421996-01-13 11:30 52° 21' 33" N  4° 10' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487542
4875541996-01-13 12:30 52° 21' 33" N  4° 10' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487554
4875661996-01-13 13:30 52° 21' 33" N  4° 10' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487566
4875781996-01-13 14:30 52° 21' 33" N  4° 10' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487578
4875911996-01-13 15:30 52° 21' 33" N  4° 10' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487591
4876091996-01-13 16:32 52° 21' 33" N  4° 10' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487609
4876101996-01-13 17:30 52° 21' 32" N  4° 10' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487610
4876221996-01-14 08:39 51° 17' 57" N  3° 32' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487622
4876341996-01-14 09:30 51° 17' 57" N  3° 32' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487634
4876461996-01-14 10:30 51° 17' 57" N  3° 32' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487646
4876581996-01-14 11:30 51° 17' 59" N  3° 32' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487658
4876711996-01-14 12:30 51° 18' 2" N  3° 33' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487671
4876831996-01-14 13:30 51° 18' 0" N  3° 33' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487683
4876951996-01-14 14:34 51° 17' 59" N  3° 33' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487695
4877021996-01-14 15:30 51° 18' 0" N  3° 33' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487702
4877141996-01-14 23:40 51° 15' 1" N  5° 59' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487714
4877261996-01-15 16:07 48° 29' 59" N  8° 0' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487726
4877381996-01-16 06:15 50° 1' 59" N  4° 21' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487738
4877511996-01-16 08:30 50° 17' 50" N  4° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487751
4877631996-01-16 09:31 50° 17' 52" N  4° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487763
4877751996-01-16 10:30 50° 17' 50" N  4° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487775
4877871996-01-16 11:30 50° 17' 51" N  4° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487787
4877991996-01-16 12:31 50° 17' 51" N  4° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487799
4878061996-01-16 13:30 50° 17' 50" N  4° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487806
4878181996-01-16 14:30 50° 17' 52" N  4° 9' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487818
4878311996-01-16 15:30 50° 17' 50" N  4° 9' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487831
4878431996-01-16 19:38 50° 5' 0" N  2° 59' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487843
4878551996-01-17 04:30 50° 41' 18" N  0° 49' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487855
4878671996-01-17 05:30 50° 41' 19" N  0° 49' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487867
4878791996-01-17 06:28 50° 41' 18" N  0° 49' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487879
4878801996-01-17 07:28 50° 41' 19" N  0° 49' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487880
4878921996-01-17 08:30 50° 41' 19" N  0° 49' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487892
4879111996-01-17 09:30 50° 41' 19" N  0° 50' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487911
4879231996-01-17 10:30 50° 41' 19" N  0° 50' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487923
4879351996-01-17 11:28 50° 41' 17" N  0° 50' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487935
4879471996-01-17 21:16 50° 55' 43" N  1° 16' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487947
4879591996-01-18 03:32 51° 30' 48" N  0° 58' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487959
4879601996-01-18 04:31 51° 30' 49" N  0° 58' 0" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487960
4879721996-01-18 05:30 51° 30' 45" N  0° 57' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487972
4879841996-01-18 06:30 51° 30' 45" N  0° 57' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487984
4879961996-01-18 07:30 51° 30' 45" N  0° 57' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 487996
4880111996-01-18 08:30 51° 30' 46" N  0° 57' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488011
4880231996-01-18 09:30 51° 30' 46" N  0° 57' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488023
4880351996-01-18 10:30 51° 30' 48" N  0° 57' 59" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488035
4880471996-01-18 22:18 52° 50' 3" N  2° 50' 4" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488047
4880591996-01-19 04:20 54° 0' 0" N  1° 59' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488059
4880601996-01-19 08:55 54° 50' 5" N  1° 19' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488060
4880721996-01-19 16:33 55° 0' 33" N  1° 8' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488072
4880841996-01-19 17:37 55° 0' 29" N  1° 8' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488084
4880961996-01-19 18:30 55° 0' 32" N  1° 8' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488096
4881031996-01-19 19:30 55° 0' 31" N  1° 7' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488103
4881151996-01-19 20:30 55° 0' 30" N  1° 7' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488115
4881271996-01-19 21:30 55° 0' 33" N  1° 8' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488127
4881391996-01-19 22:30 55° 0' 27" N  1° 8' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488139
4881401996-01-19 23:31 55° 0' 34" N  1° 8' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 488140