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Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI4/86

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI4/86
Cruise period1986-03-12 — 1986-04-01
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct a baseline survey of concentrations of trace metals in seawater from coastal and offshore areas. This completes the survey begun on CLIONE 4/85 carried out in connection with the ICES Baseline Survey of Contaminants.
2. To carry out a preliminary survey of cadmium and mercury concentrations in seawater around the sewage sludge and dredged spoil disposal sites, prior to an in-depth survey of their distribution in Liverpool Bay.
3. To analyse samples of coastal and offshore water from various locations for hydrocarbons, also as an input to the ICES survey (Aim 1).
4. To collect samples of suspended particulate material from 1 or 2 sites in the eastern Irish Sea for hydrocarbon analysis, in connection with studies of the impact of development of the Morecambe Bay gas field.
5. To recover the NBVR tetrapod, currently deployed off St Bees Head.
6. If time allows, to recover, service and replace current meter arrays (6) currently deployed in the eastern Irish Sea.
Chief scientistRobin John Law (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI4/86 cruise report clione4_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bay of Biscay
SpecificEnglish Channel/ Irish Sea/ Western Approaches
Track chartsRV Clione CLI4/86 cruise track — trk3248.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 215
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 114
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 114
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 114
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 114
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 86
Description: subsurface (1m) for hydrocarbon analysis.