Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR2/00

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR2/00
Cruise period2000-02-29 — 2000-03-30
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeCommercial
ObjectivesTo carry out a trawl survey of the Celtic Sea to obtain information on the distribution and abundance of commercial fish species for stock assessment purposes.
Ancilliary aims include CTD profiles at each trawl station, surface sea-water samples for tritium analysis, benthos survey using a 2m beam trawl at each standard trawl survey station and collection of some phytoplankton samples.
Chief scientistJohn H Nichols (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR2/00 cruise report ci2_00.pdf — access key 'C' (0.31 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Celtic Sea
Bay of Biscay
SpecificSW Approaches to UK and West of Ireland - to shelf edge
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR2/00 cruise track — trk4399a.html RV Cirolana CIR2/00 cruise track — trk4399b.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 7037.6
Description: Continuous underway measurements of sea surface temperature and salinity.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 67
Description: Surface to seabed CTD profiles at each trawl survey station.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 75
Description: Measurements of tritium at surface at each of CTD sampling stations + additional samples in the English Channel.
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 61
Description: 2m beam trawl deployments for alll epibenthic species.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 86
Description: Trawl samples of fish using a Portuguese high leadline trawl. Fish distribution and abundance.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 86
Description: Trawl samples of fish using a Portuguese high leadline trawl. Fish distribution and abundance.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 86
Description: Trawl samples of fish using a Portuguese high leadline trawl. Fish distribution and abundance.