Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR7/94

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR7/94
Cruise period1994-06-10 — 1994-06-26
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To conduct monitoring studies at stations established under the UK National Monitoring Programme (NMP). This involved both physical measurements, and the collection of samples for chemical analysis and biological effects studies. Chemical measurements in water concentrated on the less routine elements of the NMP; Cr, Hg, PAH, volatile organic compounds, HCB and HCBD.
2. To collect water samples for analysis of HCHs and triazine herbicides (atrazine and simazine) in selected estuarines.
3. To collect water samples for the analysis of HCHs along a transect through the Channel, as part of the continuing monitoring following the loss of MV Perintis in 1989.
4. To collect samples of fine surface sediments from a number of offshore and estuarine locations in Cardigan Bay for chlorobiphenyl analysis, as a component of the marine mammal programme.
(Aim 4 was an additional aim not included in the original cruise programme.)
Chief scientistRobin John Law (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
ProjectNational Monitoring Programme (NMP)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR7/94 cruise report ci7_94.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth Sea, English Channel, Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR7/94 cruise track — trk4017.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 94
Description: surface T & S including 55 from Sea-rider
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 33
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 94
Description: surface only including 56 from Sea-rider
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 94
Description: surface only including 56 from Sea-rider
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 94
Description: surface only including 56 from Sea-rider
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 94
Description: surface only including 56 from Sea-rider
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 94
Description: surface only including 56 from Sea-rider
Contamination 
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 16
Description: pollution survey for hydrocarbons