Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR5A/91

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR5A/91
Cruise period1991-05-01 — 1991-05-14
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect sediments by grabbing and coring for physical, biological and chemical analysis at the Tyne sewage sludge disposal site. This work will include CSG-funded studies of meiofauna by Plymouth Marine Laboratory scientists.
2. To assess the quantity of litter, if any, present at the Tyne sewage sludge disposal site.
3. To collect sediment samples throughout the western North Sea for the JMG baseline survey.
4. To examine the sediment and benthos at various North Sea Task Force stations.
5. To carry out benthic surveys and gravel extraction areas around the Humber.
6. To evaluate sector scanning sonar for use in sediment surveys.
7. To collect Modiolus and other epifauna off the Humber for biological and chemical analysis.
All the aims were successfully completed.
Chief scientistSteven M Rowlatt (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR5A/91 cruise report co5a_91.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR5A/91 cruise track — trk3710.html
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 37
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 153
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 33
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of surveys = 2
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 3
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