RV Clione CLI4/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI4/82
Cruise period1982-03-11 — 1982-03-25
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct a survey over the disposal ground off Blyth to monitor industrial waste levels in seawater over an extensive period using a towed 'Aquatracka' fluorimeter.
2. To collect fish by trawling off Blyth and R Tyne for a) phenol residue analysis and b) metals and o/c analysis.
3. To conduct an 'intensive' monitoring survey of the Tyne sewage sludge ground by grabbing for sediments for physical, chemical, biological and bacteriological analysis.
4. To conduct side scanning sonar surveys of (a) the colliery waste disposal grounds off R Wear and Souter Point, (b) the Cleveland Potash pipeline discharge area off Boulby, (c) Ne Sand Hole off R Humber.
5. To collect benthos for chemical analysis from the Inner Tees dumping ground by repeated grabbing.
6. To conduct sea trials of a Sea Sediments suspended sediment trap off the Tyne and/or off Boulby. This aim was cancelled
7. To conduct a 'routine' monitoring survey of the Humber sewage sludge dumping ground by grabbing for sediments for physical and chemical analysis.
8. Additional aim (not on programme):
To conduct a post-dumping survey of the South Falls spoil dumping ground using side-scanning sonar.
Chief scientistMichael S Rolfe (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI4/82 cruise report clione4_82.pdf (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificN.E. Coast/ Dover Straits
Track chartsRV Clione CLI4/82 cruise track — trk2828.html
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: Granton trawls.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: Agassiz trawl stations.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 107
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of stations = 129