RV Clione CLI7A/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI7A/84
Cruise period1984-06-03 — 1984-06-10
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a baseline hydrocarbon survey in the English Channel, in an area extending westwards from Kimmeridge.
2. To collect samples of water and sediments from the Solent and Southampton Water for hydrocarbon and GC-MS analysis.
3. To collect samples of seawater for trace metal analysis from the Humber and Thames estuaries, the Solent and various offshore areas.
4. To deploy a two meter current mooring at position 50º 37' N and 00º 45' W (about 6 1/2 miles south of Selsey Bill in connection with the possible relocation of a dumping ground.
Chief scientistRobin John Law (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI7A/84 cruise report clione7a_84.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificHumber and Thames estuaries; English Channel
Track chartsRV Clione CLI7A/84 cruise track — trk3032.html RV Clione CLI7A/84 cruise track — trk3032a.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 89
Description: surface only
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 28
Chlorinated hydrocarbonsQuantity: number of samples = 75