RV Clione CLI4/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI4/83
Cruise period1983-03-11 — 1983-03-27
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct an 'intensive' monitoring survey of the Bristol Channel disposal area (including the main and bad weather sewage dumping grounds and the Swansea Bay spoil ground) by use of side scanning sonar, grabbing and trawling.
2. To conduct 'routine' monitoring surveys at the Plymouth, western Lyme Bay and Nab Tower dumping areas.
3. To conduct 'intensive' monitoring surveys of (a) the Falls dumping area and (b) the Barrow Deep dumping area.
4. To conduct a sedimentological survey of the Roughs Tower spoil ground.
5. To conduct a side scan survey for FSM3 off Hornsea prior to Mr Howard's lobster release exercise.
6. Additional aim not on programme: To conduct a short monitoring survey of the Falmouth Bay dumping area.
Chief scientistMichael S Rolfe (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI4/83 cruise report clione4_83.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificBridlington Bay/Bristol Channel/English Channel
Track chartsRV Clione CLI4/83 cruise track — trk2946.html
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 6
Description: trawls made using a Granton trawl.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 202
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of stations = 2