RV Clione CLI5A/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI5A/84
Cruise period1984-04-11 — 1984-04-24
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a baseline hydrocarbon survey in areas of the North Sea licensed for oil exploration, and adjacent areas proposed for licensing in the future.
2. To collect samples of water and sediment from the vicinity of the Humber, Tees and Tyne estuaries for hydrocarbon and exploratory GC-MS analysis.
3. To collect samples of sea water for trace metals analysis from both estuarine and offshore areas.
4. To attempt recovery of a TTN rig lost during CLIONE 4/84 off the island of Texel. This was unsuccessful.
5. To collect sediment samples from 10 stations in the southern part of the working area. These were requested by Dr Moore of Heriot-Watt University who is investigating the distribution of meiofauna.
Chief scientistRobin John Law (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI5A/84 cruise report clione5a_84.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNE Coast/Central North Sea
Track chartsRV Clione CLI5A/84 cruise track — trk3028.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: S only
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 35
Description: samples collected by means of both azlon surface samplers operated with a hand line, and teflon coated Go-Flo bottles for trace metals analysis.
Chlorinated hydrocarbonsQuantity: number of samples = 76
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: sediment samples to determine distribution of meiofauna.