Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR3A/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR3A/98
Cruise period1998-05-30 — 1998-06-17
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnSwansea, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct further scientific sampling at an experimentally dredged area off the Norfolk coast, using grab and side-scan sonar in order to establish the time required for recovery of the sea bed fauna.
2. To sample horse-mussels from the Humber/Wash area for later analyses of contaminants in flesh.
3. To sample representative offshore NMP locations using grab, core and trawl, and to collect core samples for PCB and PAH analysis.
4. To sample representative offshore NMP lofations for nutrients and chlorophyll.
5. To sample the sediments and benthos off the Tyne for time-series studies using grab, core and beam trawl, including extra sampling at the sewage-sludge disposal site.
Chief scientistHubert Llewelyn Rees (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR3A/98 cruise report ci3a_98.pdf — access key 'C' (0.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Celtic Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, English Channel, Celtic Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR3A/98 cruise track — ci3a_98track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: 3 and 2m beam trawls.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 99
Description: surveyed using Harmon grab
Bottom photographyDescription: good quality images obtained using the EG and G DF1000.
Long/short range side scan sonar