CRUISE SUMMARY /ROSCOP

CRUISE NAME : MTPII-MATER/MAI1 MAR97

IDENTIFIER : IO48199797001

Ship Name : R/V URANIA

Call Sign : IQSU

Ship Type : Research ship

 

Project : MAST III/MTPII/MATER

 

Coordinating Body : CNR, Istituto Geologia Marina

 

Chiefs Scientist(s) :

1 : Miserocchi Stefano

2 : Rabitti Sandro

3 : Scarazzato Paolo

Laboratory :

Laboratory :

Laboratory :

Istituto Geologia Marina CNR

Istituto Biologia del Mare CNR

Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale

Address :

Address :

Address :

Via Gobetti, 101

Castello 1364/A

P.O. Box 2011

40129 Bologna

30122 Venezia

34016 Trieste

Italy

Italy

Italy

Tel : +39 51 6398880

Tel : +39 41 5207622

Tel : +39 40 2140217

Fax : +39 51 6398940

Fax : +39 41 5204126

Fax : +39 40 2140266

Email :

Email :

Email :

stefano@boigm2.igm.bo.cnr.it

rabitti@vecnr8.ibm.ve.cnr.it

spaolo@ogs.trieste.it

 

Other Participating Bodies :

4) Civitarese Giuseppe, Ist. Talassografico di Trieste CNR, V.le R. Gessi, 2; 34123 TRIESTE, ITALY
5) Pates Jackie, Dep. of Geology and Geophysics, Univ. of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, UK
6) Malaguti Antonella, ENEA amb-cat-fral, Via Don Fiammelli, 2, 40129 BOLOGNA, ITALY
7) Nincevic Zivana, Inst. Oceanography and Fisheries, P.O. Box 500, 58000 Split, Croatia

Objectives :

The aim of the MATER research project is to co-ordinate physical and chemical oceanographic observations on the subsurface (both intermediate and deep) water mass formation and spreading to the assessment of the biogeochemical processes controlling their signatures, which allow their pathways in the Mediterranean sub basins to be traced. The Work Pakage 3 Multidisciplinary studies in the Adriatic Ionic Subbasin, in particular is focused on the area including the Southern Adriatic and the Northern part of the Ionian basin.
The main purposes of the first cruise, were to carry out an hydrological and sedimentological survey in the study area and to deploy 6 moorings equipped with sediment traps and current meters.

Start : 4 March 1997

End : 17 March 1997
Port of Departure : Ravenna, Italy Port of Return : Ravenna, Italy
SEA/OCEAN : Coded Region : 28h, 28i Local Name: Ionian and Adriatic Sea

Geographical Limits :

North : 42 30.00

South : 38 20.00

West : 16 20.00

East : 19 00.00

Description of the field observations :

1) hydrology: CTD profiles, water sampling for chemical (D.O., nutrients, suspended matter, alkalinity etc.) and biological analyses (chlorophyll a, phytoplankton standing crop and taxonomy);

2) primary production in situ incubation coupled with drifting trap experiments;

3) deployment of moorings;

4) sediment sampling for geochemical investigations through analyses of org C, N, biogenic silica, major, minor and trace elements, natural radioisotopes for estimating sediment accumulation rates and other processes like bioturbation;

 

STATIONS LOCATION AND TYPE OF MEASUREMENTS :

Station

Date

Time

Lat N

Long E

Type of measurements

I 3

6-Mar-97

13.56

3851.95

1708.50

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

I 4

6-Mar-97

15.39

3849.44

1713.97

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

I 6

6-Mar-97

17.44

3844.89

1725.11

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

I 9

6-Mar-97

20.29

3837.92

1741.95

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

I 1

7-Mar-97

3.00

3830.03

1800.17

H10, D01, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling, Primary prod., Sed. sampling

I 15

8-Mar-97

18.45

3823.29

1814.52

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

O 2

12-Mar-97

17.23

3949.45

1855.83

H10, D01, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling, Primary prod., Sed. sampling

O 3

12-Mar-97

18.54

3949.82

1859.27

H10, D01, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

O 1

12-Mar-97

21.05

3949.89

1847.80

H10, D01, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

O 7

12-Mar-97

22.53

3949.88

1843.55

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

O 6

13-Mar-97

0.19

3950.00

1836.97

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

A 1

13-Mar-97

14.18

4148.35

1748.67

H10, D01, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling, Primary prod., Sed. sampling, Drifting traps

A 8

14-Mar-97

19.13

4139.95

1734.04

H10, H21, H22, H24, H25, H26, Water sampling

A 6

14-Mar-97

22.24

4125.48

1715.17

H10, H21, H22, H24, H25, H26, Water sampling Sed. sampling

A 4

15-Mar-97

0.25

4118.66

1705.38

H10, H21, H22, H24, H25, H26, Water sampling

A 2

15-Mar-97

5.56

4111.41

1655.99

H10, H21, H22, H24, H25, H26 Sed. sampling

G 7

15-Mar-97

16.33

4228.06

1659.19

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

G 6

15-Mar-97

19.28

4220.70

1649.66

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

G 5

15-Mar-97

20.46

4214.60

1640.49

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

G 4

15-Mar-97

22.24

4207.63

1630.82

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

G 3

15-Mar-97

23.28

4203.88

1625.82

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

G 2

16-Mar-97

0.35

4200.54

1620.77

H10, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H75, Water sampling

 

DISCIPLINES :

CODE

DISCIPLINES

BF

MARINE BIOLOGY & FISHERIES

HC

CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (Hydrology)

GG

GEOLOGY & GEOFHYSICS

HP

PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

 

IOC MEDITERRANEAN REGIONS :

CODE

IOC REGION

28h

IONIAN SEA

28i

ADRIATIC SEA

 

ROSCOP PARAMETER CODES :

CODE

PARAMETER MEASUREMENT DESCRIPTION

Nb Obs.

Scientist

B01

Primary Production

In situ incubation

3

6

B02

Phytoplankton pigments (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)

Chlorophyll a (Nb. samples)

105

2, 7

B08

Phytoplankton

Micro, nano and picoplankton (Nb. samples)

24

2, 7

B71

Particulate organic matter (eg POC, PON)

(Nb. samples)

167

2

B73

Sediment traps

Drifting traps 24 hour experiment, mooring deployment

3

1, 2

D01

Current meters

Mooring deployment

6

1, 2, 3

G04

Core soft bottom

Sediment sampling for geochemistry

5

5, 1

H09

Water bottle stations

 

22

2, 4, 5

H10

CTD stations

Pres., Temp., Sal., O2, Fluor., Transm.

22

3

H16

Transparency (eg transmissometer)

 

22

3

H21

Oxygen

Winkler procedure (Nb. samples)

338

4

H22

Phosphate

(Nb. samples)

333

4

H23

Total - P

Total Dissolved Phosphorus (Nb. samples)

173

4

H24

Nitrate

(Nb. samples)

328

4

H25

Nitrite

(Nb. samples)

333

4

H26

Silicate

(Nb. samples)

333

4

H27

Alkalinity

 

3

1

H28

pH

 

3

1

H30

Trace elements

Al, Fe, Mn

3

5

H32

Isotopes

Th-234, Po-210

3

5

H74

Carbon dioxide

 

3

1

H75

Total - N

Total Dissolved Nitrogen (Nb. samples)

163

4

M01

Upper air observations

Cloudness, visibility, present weather

22

3

M03

Near surface meteorology

Air temp., barom. pressure, humidity, wind

22

3

M05

Occasional standard measurements

Secchi disc

6

3

P01

Suspended matter

Total suspended matter dry weight (Nb. samples)

23

2

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES (DATA REPORTS) :



Map of Stations



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