Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D179

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD179
Cruise period1988-12-13 — 1989-01-09
StatusCompleted
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesInvestigation of biogeochemical fluxes of riverine and atmospheric pollutants and natural chemicals in contrasting European waters. Leg 1: 13-26 Dec; Leg 2: 28 Dec - 9 Jan; Passage Leg 10-17 Jan
Chief scientistR Fauzi C Mantoura (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
ProjectEROS-2000
Coordinating bodyCEC
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralMediterranean Sea - Western basin
SpecificNW Mediterranean
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 83
Chemical oceanography 
Oxygen
Phosphate
Nitrate
Nitrite
Ammonia
Silicate
Trace elements
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of profiles = 8
Description: camera profiles
Bottom deposits
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityDescription: in situ
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: fluorescence
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of profiles = 18
Description: POC
Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of deployments = 7
Description: box corer, biogeochemical analysis