Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR3A/02

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR3A/02
Cruise period2002-05-30 — 2002-06-15
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnSwansea, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To survey dredged material disposal sites at the Souter Point (Tyne), North Tyne
(Tyne), Tees Bay, Inner Gabbard (outer Thames estuary), Roughs Tower (off
Harwich), Nab Tower (Isle of Wight), and Rame Head (off Plymouth) for trace
metal contaminants, TBT, PAHs, PCB's and other organic contaminants and
benthos, using grab, corers and acoustic methods.
2. To sample representative NMMP locations using grab, core and trawl for trace
metal-contaminants, PAHs and other organic contaminants, litter and the benthic
3. To sample surface waters at representative offshore and intermediate NMMP
locations for nutrients, chlorophyll and for phytoplankton species.
4. To sample the benthos and sediments for time-series studies using the Hamon grab in the vicinity of aggregate extraction sites off the Isle of Wight and Lowestoft.
5. To conduct time-series studies at gravelly locations following cessation of
aggregate dredging.
6. To sample horse-mussels fiom the Humber/Wash area for later analyses of
contaminants in flesh.
7. To sample the sediments and benthos off the Tyne for time-series studies using
grab, core and beam trawl and continuation of sampling within a temporal box.
8. To carry out sampling at a selection of stations previously worked as part of the
ICES 1986 North Sea Benthos Survey.
9. To conduct habitat mapping surveys at a range of sites impacted by anthropogenic activities including scallop dredging disturbance (off Falmouth), disposal of dredged material and aggregate extraction.
Chief scientistDavid Stephen Limpenny (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR3A/02 cruise report ciro3a_02.pdf — access key 'C' (0.54 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Suspended matterDescription: surface water samples
Contaminants in organismsDescription: macrofauna, meiofauna and sediment
Other contaminant measurementsDescription: macrofauna, meiofauna and sediment
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosDescription: contaminant study, macro- and meiofauna
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: macrofauna, meiofauna and sediment
Bottom photographyDescription: video images of some surveyed locations
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: acoustic survey to determine material movement
Other geological/geophysical measurementsDescription: habitat mapping