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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 0910S


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 0910S
Short name 0910S
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

1. To undertake bathymetric and ground-truthing survey work in connection with offshore wet renewables development located to the northwest of Lewis. Contingency survey work is included, undertaking the same survey work inside the Pentland Firth and along the north coast of mainland Scotland.

2. To undertake bathymetric and ground-truthing survey work in connection with the offshore special protected area at Fair Isle.


Scotia will depart from Aberdeen Harbour at 08:30 (GMT) on 21 July. The nature of the work will be heavily dependant on the prevailing weather conditions encountered. The proposed survey work for northwest Lewis and Fair Isle is very similar to the work undertaken in the Pentland Firth during 2009. The bathymetric survey work will involve a series of transects collecting swathe and RoxAnn data, the deployment of the TV drop frame and, where practical, the deployment of a day grab. On arrival at the survey sites, two tide gauges will be deployed for the full duration of each survey. Sound velocity profiles will be recorded on a daily basis and deployment of the day grab will be considered after each TV tow.

The sites outside northwest Lewis and Fair Isle will be surveyed in the same manner as above.

Scotia will complete a half landing at Ullapool on 30 July to exchange scientific staff. On completion of the survey work Scotia will return to unload at Aberdeen Harbour on 10 August.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2010-07-21
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2010-08-10
Principal Scientist(s) Peter Hayes (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation University of Sao Paulo
Associated Project(s) 10689
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181
Work Area Description Northwest of Lewis and around Fair Isle
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,10W; 60N,10W; 60N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,10W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

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Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

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Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
2 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Sea level

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1043741 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2010-07-22 15:31Z to 2010-08-04 21:09Z 58° 28' N, 6° 22' W Click for more
1043753 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2010-08-06 14:31Z to 2010-08-09 09:46Z 59° 30' N, 1° 37' W Click for more

Project Database

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Track Charts

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