Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR10/92

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR10/92
Cruise period1992-09-24 — 1992-10-08
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect samples of demersal fish for chemical analysis from the Irish Sea and English Channel in support of the UK National Monitoring Plan (NMP) and the Environmental Quality Objective Programmes.
2. To carry out an Anchor dredge survey from a licensed marine aggregate prospecting site in the Bristol Channel for the identification and enumeration of benthos.
3. To deploy liquid-liquid and solid-phase extraction techniques on water samples from offshore and estuarine locations for organic chemical analysis and biological effects studies.
4. To collect sediments from stations established under the UK NMP on estuarines of the NE Coast and offshore for on-board whole sediment bioassay.
5. To collect water samples for the analysis of volatile 'Red List' substances in coastal and estuarine waters.
6. To further investigate the use of biochemical techniques such as EROD in Dab Liver in support of NMP.
7. To observe seabirds at sea, with specific interest in the Irish Sea and South Coast (JNCC).
Chief scientistJohn Edward Thain (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR10/92 cruise report ci10_92.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNE Coast, Irish Sea and Channel.
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: surface S only
Other contaminant measurements
Biology and fisheries 
BirdsQuantity: activity duration in days = 14
Demersal fish
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Anchor dredge.