Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR4/92

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR4/92
Cruise period1992-03-24 — 1992-04-06
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To provide baseline information on the types of benthos and sediment taken from a treatment for impact and recolonisation studies following the extraction of 50,000 tonnes of aggregate by suction trailer dredge. To provide baseline information on the types of benthos and sediment taken from a reference site. Secondly, to provide baseline data from an experimental disposal site.
2. To collect samples of demersal fish in support of the National Monitoring Plan (NMP) and Environmental Quality Objective programmes.
3. To collect sediment samples for analytical chemistry at stations established by the North Sea Task Force and National Monitoring programmes.
4. To collect sediment samples for enumeration of resting cysts of Alexandrium tamerense in support of a MAFF funded research programme on Paralytical Shellfish Poison.
Additional Aims:
5. To evaluate an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).
Chief scientistMichael Joseph Waldock (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR4/92 cruise report co4_92.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, English East Coast, Norfolk to Berwick
Track chartsRV Corystes COR4/92 cruise track — trk3729.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: samples of water taken at all 7 NTSF stations.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 9
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 7
Description: rock dredge tows.
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 63
Description: day grab samples.
Long/short range side scan sonarDescription: side scan surveys.