RV Cirolana CIR7/96
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cirolana (74CZ)|
|Cruise period||1996-07-24 — 1996-08-01|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To undertake process measurements at sites in the Thames estuary, southern North Sea and Wash to determine the impact of land derived nutrients on the marine ecosystem.
2. To undertake spatial surveys to determine the distribution of nutrients, phytoplankton indicators and other relevant parameters using CTD and underway sampling in the outer Thames estuary, southern North Sea and Wash.
3. To make supporting bio-optical measurements at sites in the southern North Sea (CSG extra-mural).
4. To conduct trials of a prototye Smart Mooring at the Outer Gabbard site.
|Chief scientist||Stephen James Malcolm (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Project||Joint Nutrient Study (JONUS)|
|Cruise report||(0.09 MB)|
|Specific||North Sea, Thames Estuary, Wash|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 8|
Description: surface observations
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 53|
|Optics (eg underwater light levels)||Quantity: number of profiles = 5|
Description: optical profiles
|Phosphate||Quantity: number of stations = 61|
|Nitrate||Quantity: number of stations = 61|
|Nitrite||Quantity: number of stations = 61|
|Ammonia||Quantity: number of stations = 61|
|Silicate||Quantity: number of stations = 61|
|Suspended matter||Quantity: number of stations = 61|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Primary productivity||Quantity: number of stations = 3|
|Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)||Quantity: number of stations = 61|
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of hauls = 4|
Description: using vertical net
|Geology and geophysics|
|Core - soft bottom||Quantity: number of cores = 4|