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RV Cirolana CIR7/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR7/96
Cruise period1996-07-24 — 1996-08-01
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To undertake process measurements at sites in the Thames estuary, southern North Sea and Wash to determine the impact of land derived nutrients on the marine ecosystem.
2. To undertake spatial surveys to determine the distribution of nutrients, phytoplankton indicators and other relevant parameters using CTD and underway sampling in the outer Thames estuary, southern North Sea and Wash.
3. To make supporting bio-optical measurements at sites in the southern North Sea (CSG extra-mural).
4. To conduct trials of a prototye Smart Mooring at the Outer Gabbard site.
Chief scientistStephen James Malcolm (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectJoint Nutrient Study (JONUS)
Coordinating bodyMAFF
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR7/96 cruise report ci7_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, Thames Estuary, Wash
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Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: surface observations
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 53
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 5
Description: optical profiles
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 61
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 61
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 61
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 61
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 61
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 61
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 3
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 61
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: using vertical net
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 4