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RV Cirolana CIR4/02

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR4/02
Cruise period2002-07-26 — 2002-08-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThis cruise is in two parts. The aims are:
1. To sample NMMP 345, using the multicorer, for meiofauna and PSA.
2. To conduct sampling at a relinquished marine aggregate extraction site at Coal Pit/Sole Pit (Area 408) using trawl, underwater TV and acoustic techniques for time series studies to establish the time required for recovery of the sea bed fauna.
3. To conduct surveys at a recently relinquished aggregate extraction site off Harwich (Area 222) using grab, underwater TV, trawls and acoustic techniques for time-series studies to establish the time required for recovery of the sea bed fauna.
4. To conduct surveys at the Hastings Shingle Bank (Areas X & Y) using grab, underwater TV, trawls and acoustic techniques for time-series studies to establish the time required for recovery of the sea bed fauna.
5. To conduct a habitat mapping survey at an historic anchor dredge site off Shoreham. The survey will employ various tools including grabs, underwater TV and acoustic techniques with a view to assessing the utility of this approach for the assessment of aggregate extraction activities.
6. To carry out a broadscale habitat mapping survey between the Varne (off Dungeness) and Hastings using various acoustic techniques.
Chief scientistDavid Stephen Limpenny (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory), Keith Malcolm Cooper (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cirolana CIR4/02 cruise programme ci04_02.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR4/02 cruise report ciro4_02.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificCole Pit, Sole Pit, Harwich, Hastings Shingle Bank, Varne (off Dungeness)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR4/02 cruise track — ciro4_02trk.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fish
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: Hamon grab.
Bottom photographyDescription: drop-camera.
Long/short range side scan sonar