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Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR9/75

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR9/75
Cruise period1975-09-25 — 1975-10-23
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To survey the distribution of selected dissolved and particulate trace metals in the water of the eastern North Atlantic between W. Euroge and the Azores. Nutrient salts and dissolved oxygen to be measured on trace metal sampling stations.
2. To collect hake for the analysis of selected pollutants from the Azores and off the Portuguese and Spanish coasts.
The above two aims are related to the activities of the ICES Working Group on Pollution Baseline and Monitoring Studies in the Oslo Commission and ICNAF areas.
3. The deployment of three free drifting data recording buoys (TWERLE) west of Ireland for tracking by satellite.
4. To lay a moored current meter station off the mouth of the River Tyne.
5. To collect water samples for the analysis of radioactive caesium.
Chief scientistPeter G W Jones (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectICES Pollution Studies
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR9/75 cruise report ci09_75.pdf — access key 'C' (0.31 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR9/75 cruise track — trk1564.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 39
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 46
Description: 27 S surface
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 50
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 14
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 51
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 51
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 51
Trace elementsQuantity: number of samples = 51
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 3
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 3
Suspended matterQuantity: number of samples = 45
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 51
Contaminants in organismsQuantity: number of samples = 3
Biology and fisheries 
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 90
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: monitoring and surveillance