Type Oceanographic cruise
Set This cruise is part of the set COSTEAU
Ship L'Europe
Ship owner Ifremer
Dates 22/04/2010 (La Seyne-sur-Mer) - 18/05/2010 (La Seyne-sur-Mer)
Chief scientist(s) TRONCZYNSKI Jacek, CHIFFOLEAU Jean-François


IFREMER Centre de Nantes

Rue de l'Ile d'Yeu

BP 1105


+33 (0)2 40 37 41 93

DOI 10.17600/10060040
Objective The objective of the related programme (ANR COSTAS) is to study transfers of chemical contaminants from the water column to small pelagics, via the various levels of the food web in the Gulf of Lion, and to model them. The specific objective of this cruise, which is the second in a series of 3 (COSTEAU-1, 3 and 5) is to sample the Gulf of Lion water column in springtime in terms of the dissolved phase, particulate phase and plankton, the latter then separated into various size classes in order to analyze the selected chemical contaminants (PCB, PBDE, trace metals). The strategy consists in pumping large volumes of water and separating the particulate phases using a cascading system of several mesh sizes to apprehend the small forms (< 200 µm), supplemented by trawl samples to apprehend the larger forms (200-2000 µm). In addition, water samples to be used to analyze dissolved contaminants were also taken by pumping.

Data managed by SISMER


Strady Emilie, Harmelin-Vivien Mireille, Chiffoleau Jean-Francois, Veron Alain, Tronczynski Jacek, Radakovitch Olivier (2015). 210Po and 210Pb trophic transfer within the phytoplankton–zooplankton–anchovy/sardine food web: a case study from the Gulf of Lion (NW Mediterranean Sea). Journal Of Environmental Radioactivity, 143, 141-151. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Pairaud Ivane, Arsouze Thomas, Ayata Sakina-Dorothee, Baklouti Melika, Banaru Daniela, Diaz Frederic, Dutay Jean-Claude, Estournel Claude, Garnier Valerie, Garreau PierreORCID, Marsaleix Patrick, Pinazo Christel, Ulses Caroline, Verney Romaric, Thouvenin Benedicte (2013). Rapport sur les activités de modélisation du groupe Mermex-modélisation (septembre 2013). RST.ODE/LER-PAC/13-30.