Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR5/99

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR5/99
Cruise period1999-07-30 — 1999-08-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To conduct an extensive programme of benthic sampling at a gravelly area off Shoreham, using grab, dredge and underwater camera, following earlier survey work at this location (Corystes 6/99) using side-scan sonar and other acoustic devices.
2. To conduct a comparable, though smaller, programme of benthic sampling at a gravelly area off Dungeness, using grab, dredge and underwater camera, following earlier survey work at this location (Corystes 6/99) using side-scan sonar and other acoustic devices.
3. To conduct further acoustic surveys of the sea bed as necessary, to ensure comprehensive coverage of the Shoreham and Dungeness areas, following earlier work here on Corystes 6/99.
4. To deploy and later retrieve CTD microloggers in lobster pots.
5. To conduct further trials with the Rallier du Baty dredge, and evaluate the utility of data from towed gear in a habitat mapping context.
6. To process the bulk of the larger macrofauna from samples on deck and in the dry laboratory for evaluations of assemblage variability in relation to earlier acoustic output.
7. To retrieve a smart mooring at the Outer Gabbard NMMP site.
Chief scientistHubert Llewelyn Rees (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Burnham Laboratory)
ProjectAE0908
Coordinating bodyMAFF
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificEnglish Channel, North Sea