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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM) cruise 1610A


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM) cruise 1610A
Short name 1610A
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

1. To undertake an acoustic survey of clupeid fish (and sandeels if present) in the water column using 38 and 120 kHz. Acoustic survey will be undertaken on route from Fraserburgh to the Tay, in the Firth of Forth and off St. Andrews Bay. Concentrations of fish will be sampled using the pelagic trawl.
2. To conduct RoxAnn survey of the substrate along all acoustic survey track.
3. To sample 1+ aged sandeels at previously established stations on the Wee Bankie, Marr Bank, Berwick's Bank, and St Andrew's Bay using the sandeel dredge.
4. To sample 0 group sandeels at each visited dredge station by means of random drift Day grab survey.
5. To sample variation in water temperature and salinity through the water column using a Seabird CTD sampler opportunistically whenever the vessel stops.


Scientific equipment will be loaded onto Alba na Mara on 16 November.
Ship FRV Alba Na Mara
Departure Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2010-11-22
Arrival Port Leith, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2010-11-29
Principal Scientist(s) Simon Greenstreet (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation University of Sao Paulo
Associated Project(s) MF0172
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3
Work Area Description Firth of Forth, St. Andrews Bay, Wee Bankie, Marr Bank, Berwick?s Bank
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,5W; 60N,5W; 60N,0E; 55N,0E; 55N,5W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 5W
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
4 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1146217 CTD/STD cast 2010-11-24 11:17Z 56° 9' N, 2° 41' W Click for more
1146229 CTD/STD cast 2010-11-25 20:58Z 56° 13' N, 2° 3' W Click for more
1146230 CTD/STD cast 2010-11-26 18:54Z 56° 25' N, 2° 0' W Click for more
1146242 CTD/STD cast 2010-11-26 20:54Z 56° 28' N, 1° 45' W Click for more

Project Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC Project Database


Track Charts

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