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RV Cirolana CIR6/01

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6/01
Cruise period2001-08-06 — 2001-09-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo carry out the quarter 3 international groundfish survey of the north Sea, sampling at 75 stations covering the area from latitude 51° 45'N to 60° 30'N. At each station, a 30 minute tow with the GOV bottom trawl, a 200m drift with a 2m beam trawl and a CTD double profile using an instrument attached to the trawl. The total catch taken in the GOV trawl was weighed and measured by species. Age/length keys will be produced for commercially important species. The beam trawl samples were taken as part of an EU sponsored project on biodiversity of the epibenthos of the North Sea.
Chief scientistTrevor W Boon (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectInternational Bottom Trawl Surveys - North Sea
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6/01 cruise report ciro6_01.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR6/01 cruise track — ciro6_01trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 70
Description: Micro CTD attached to GOV trawl
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 74
Description: Epibenthos samples from 2m beam trawl
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 74
Description: GOV trawl catches of all fish species
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 74
Description: GOV trawl catches of all fish species