CRUISE SUMMARY /ROSCOP

CRUISE NAME : MTPII-MATER/MAI2 AUG97

IDENTIFIER : IO48199797002

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 : Helder Willem

3 : Boldrin Alfredo

Laboratory :

Laboratory :

Laboratory :

Istituto Geologia Marina CNR

Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, NIOZ

Istituto Biologia del Mare CNR

Address :

Address :

Address :

Via Gobetti, 101

PO box 59, 1790 AB den Burg

Castello 1364/A

40129 Bologna

Texel

30122 Venezia

Italy

The Netherlands

Italy

Tel : +39 51 6398880

Tel : +31 222 369300

Tel : +39 41 5207622

Fax : +39 51 6398940

Fax : +31 222 319674

Fax : +39 41 5204126

Email :

Email :

Email :

stefano@boigm2.igm.bo.cnr.it

helder@nioz.nl

boldrin@vecnr8.ibm.ve.cnr.it

 

Other Participating Bodies :

4) Scarazzato Paolo, Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale, P.O. Box 2011, 34016 Trieste, Italy
5) Civitarese Giuseppe, Ist. Talassografico di Trieste CNR, V.le R. Gessi, 2; 34123 Trieste, Italy
6) Pates Jackie, Dep. of Geology and Geophysics, Univ. of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, UK
7) Malaguti Antonella, ENEA amb-cat-fral, Via Don Fiammelli, 2, 40129 Bologna, Italy
8) Donnelly Andy, Dep. of Biological Science, Univ. of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN, Scotland, UK
9) Rodehacke Christian, Ist. fuer Umweltphysik, Dep. Tracer-Oceanographie, P. Box 330 440, D-28334 Bremen, D

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 second cruise were: to carry out a seasonal hydrological survey; to achieve time series collection of donwward particle fluxes and current measurements (recovery and deployment of 6 moorings); to investigate the Sediment Oxigen Demand, the organic matter mineralization rate and the sediment-water exchange of nutrients; to sample sediment for geochemical, biological and bacteriological analyses.

Start : 27 August 1997

End : 11 September 1997
Port of Departure : Bari, Italy Port of Return : Ancona, Italy
SEA/OCEAN : Coded Region : 28h, 28i Local Name: Ionian and Adriatic Sea

Geographical Limits :

North : 42 40.00

South : 38 30.00

West : 16 20.00

East : 20 00.00

Description of the field observations :

1) hydrology: CTD profiles, water sampling for chemical (D.O., nutrients, suspended matter, alkalinity, Tritium, He, CFCs, etc.) and biological analyses (chlorophyll a, phytoplankton standing crop and taxonomy);
2) primary production in situ incubation coupled with drifting trap experiments;
3) recovery and deployment of moorings;
4) deployment of benthic lander for sediment-water in situ incubation;
5) 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;
6) sediment sampling for quantitative analysis of macrofauna, meiofauna and bacteriology;
7) sea drifter launches to follow the behaviour of the surface currents of the Adriatic Sea.

 

STATIONS LOCATION AND TYPE OF MEASUREMENTS :

Station

Date

Time

Lat N

Long E

Type of measurements

O2

30-Aug-97

7:32

3950.73

1858.03

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H73, B01, B18, B73, H27, H74, B16, G04, G71, H30, H32

O0

31-Aug-97

2:00

3949.80

1836.10

H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

O1

31-Aug-97

3:34

3949.55

1848.88

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

O3

31-Aug-97

15.30

3950.00

1905.00

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H73

S3

1-Sep-97

10:30

3830.06

1729.89

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H73

I1

2-Sep-97

21:27

3829.41

1803.11

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H73, B01, B18, B73, H27, H74, B16, G04, G71, H30, H32

S4

3-Sep-97

9:12

3830.06

1830.02

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H73

S5

3-Sep-97

22:28

3830.14

1859.93

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H73

S6

4-Sep-97

3:42

3830.31

1939.67

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H73

O4

4-Sep-97

12:17

3850.06

1917.97

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

A10

6-Sep-97

20:50

4159.08

1804.83

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

A12

6-Sep-97

23:22

4209.97

1819.43

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

A1

7-Sep-97

19:39

4149.60

1744.74

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H73, B01, B18, B73, H27, H74, B16, G04, G71, H30, H32

A6

8-Sep-97

17:09

4125.46

1715.03

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

A4

8-Sep-97

19:03

4118.89

1704.96

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, G04, B18, B16

A2

8-Sep-97

21:50

4111.45

1655.97

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

A8

8-Sep-97

13:43

4140.03

1734.21

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H73

G8

9-Sep-97

5:56

4231.30

1703.96

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

G7

9-Sep-97

7:19

4228.04

1659.20

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

G6

9-Sep-97

9:25

4220.56

1649.44

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

G5

9-Sep-97

11:10

4214.44

1639.96

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

G4

9-Sep-97

12:32

4207.54

1630.77

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

G3

9-Sep-97

14:04

4203.93

1625.79

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

G2

9-Sep-97

15:27

4200.38

1620.77

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

 

DISCIPLINES :

CODE

DISCIPLINES

BF

MARINE BIOLOGY & FISHERIES

HC

CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (Hydrology)

GG

GEOLOGY & GEOFHYSICS

HP

PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

 

ROSCOP PARAMETER CODES :

CODE

PARAMETER

MEASUREMENT DESCRIPTION

Nb Obs.

Scientist

B01

Primary Production

In situ incubation

3

7

B02

Phytoplankton pigments (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)

chlorophyll a at various depth

108

3

B06

Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)

 

13

5

B08

Phytoplankton

Micro, nano and picoplankton

21

3

B16

Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms

 

4

8

B18

Zoobenthos

macro and meiofauna

4

8

B71

Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)

 

224

3, 6

B73

Sediment traps

Drifting traps 24 hour experiment, 3 moorings deployment

3

1, 3

D01

Current meters

6 moorings deployment

6

1, 3, 4

G04

Core soft bottom

Sampling for geochemistry, biology, bacteriology

4

1, 2, 6, 8

G71

In-situ seafloor meas./sampling

Benthic lander deployment for SOD

3

2

H09

Water bottle stations

 

24

3, 5

H10

CTD stations

 

24

4

H16

Transparency (eg transmissometer)

 

24

3, 4

H21

Oxygen

Winkler procedure

363

5

H22

Phosphate

 

360

5

H23

Total - P

 

190

5

H24

Nitrate

 

360

5

H25

Nitrite

 

360

5

H26

Silicate

 

360

5

H27

Alkalinity

 

45

1

H28

pH

 

45

1

H30

Trace elements

Al, Fe, Mn

15

6

H32

Isotopes

Th-234, Po-210

15

6

H71

Surface meas. underway (T,S)

Temperature along ship track (nm)

 

4

H73

Geochemical tracers (eg freons)

tritium, He, CFC

126

9

H74

Carbon dioxide

TCO2

45

1

H75

Total - N

Total dissolved nitrogen

190

5

M01

Upper air observations

Cloudness, visibility, present weather

24

4

M03

Near surface meteorology

Air temp., barom. press, humidity, wind

24

4

P01

Suspended matter

Total suspended matter

27

3, 6

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES (DATA REPORTS) :



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