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RV Cirolana CIR6a/97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6a/97
Cruise period1997-06-30 — 1997-07-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To undertake sampling and process measurements at sites in the Thames estuary, southern North Sea, Liverpool Bay, and the Irish Sea to determine the impact of land-derived nutrients on the marine ecosystem (A1208 and C956J168).
2. To service prototype SMART moorings in Liverpool Bay and in the western Irish Sea (A1108).
3. To undertake trial tows of the U-Tow and CPR (SAHFOS).
4. To undertake bio-optical measurements at the key process sites in the Thames estuary, southern North Sea, Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea (UWB/CSG extramural).
5. To deploy drifting buoys in the Celtic Sea.
All the aims were successfully completed.
Chief scientistD S Kirkwood (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6a/97 cruise report ci6_97.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth Sea, Thames Estuary, Western Irish Sea, Liverpool Bay
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsDescription: To provide water for primary production studies.
Optics (eg underwater light levels)
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton
Zooplankton
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottom