Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI14/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI14/85
Cruise period1985-11-08 — 1985-11-29
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct a baseline survey of trace metal concentrations in coastal and offshore waters of the North Sea, including sampling at a reference station (58º 10' N 9º 30' E) established by ICES for the 1985 Baseline Survey of Contaminants.
2. To carry out a study of dispersion of oily water discharges at the Auk and Forties oil fields, using a towed fluorimeter.
3. To collect samples of water from within the oily water discharge plumes for analysis onshore of associated chlorophenols and other organic compounds by GC-MS.
4. To analyse samples of coastal and offshore water from various locations in the North Sea for hydrocarbons, to provide data for the ICES Baseline Survey.
5. To collect samples of fish from the Tyne/Tees area for analysis for metals and organochlorine pesticide residues, in connection with the ICES/JMG Baseline Study of Contaminants in Fish. (additional aim not on the original cruise programme)
Chief scientistRobin John Law (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI14/85 cruise report clione14_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea/ Skagerrak
Track chartsRV Clione CLI14/85 cruise track — trk3138.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 98
Description: 1 bottom
CTD stations
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 81
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 80
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 80
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 82
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 99
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 95
Description: surface hydrocarbon analysis