Search the data

BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM) cruise 0311A

Introduction

This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM) cruise 0311A
Short name 0311A
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. The standard six transects across the Wee Bankie, Marr Bank and Berwick Bank will be surveyed. Then transects surveyed in the outer Firth of Forth in November 2010 will again be steamed. Concentrations of fish will be sampled using the pelagic trawl. This survey work will be undertaken during the day between 0600 and 1800.

2. To conduct RoxAnn survey of the substrate along all acoustic survey track.

3. To conduct seabird at sea survey and survey of marine mammals along the acoustic survey track.

4. To assess abundance, length-frequency-distribution, weight-at-length, age-at-length and maturity-at-length of 2+ aged sandeels at previously established stations on the Wee Bankie, Marr Bank, Berwick Bank, and St Andrew's Bay using the sandeel dredge (undertaken at night between 1800 and 0600).

5. To assess abundance, length-frequency-distribution, weight-at-length, age-at-length and maturity-at-length of 1 group sandeels at each visited dredge station by means of random drift Day grab survey (undertaken at night between 1800 and 0600).

6. To assess abundance, length-frequency-distribution, and weight-at-length of demersal fish predators at 19 fixed stations in the area by demersal trawl survey. Stomach samples will be collected from the principal sandeel predators to assess diets and consumption rates.

7. To sample variation in water temperature, salinity and fluorometry through the water column using a Seabird CTD sampler at all demersal trawl stations and at approximately 24 locations between the demersal trawl stations.

8. To assess variation in the abundance and composition of the zooplankton community through a combination of acoustic survey and sampling using both the dual bongo net and the 1m
Ship FRV Alba Na Mara
Departure Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2011-03-09
Arrival Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2011-03-28
Principal Scientist(s) Simon Greenstreet (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation LODYC
Associated Project(s) MF0172
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3
Work Area Description Wee Bankie, Marr Bank and Berwick Bank, outer Firth of Forth, St Andrew?s Bay.
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

No information on datasets is currently available for this cruise

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
64 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  
1153411 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-14 15:20Z 56° 7' N, 2° 46' W Click for more
1153423 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-14 16:52Z 56° 9' N, 2° 33' W Click for more
1153435 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-19 13:27Z 56° 27' N, 1° 49' W Click for more
1153447 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-19 15:14Z 56° 27' N, 1° 40' W Click for more
1153459 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-19 15:56Z 56° 22' N, 1° 40' W Click for more
1153460 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-19 16:57Z 56° 17' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
1153472 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-20 05:59Z 56° 13' N, 1° 37' W Click for more
1153484 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-20 07:45Z 56° 12' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
1153496 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-20 08:41Z 56° 7' N, 1° 28' W Click for more
1153503 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-20 10:46Z 56° 7' N, 1° 20' W Click for more
1153515 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-20 11:45Z 56° 2' N, 1° 19' W Click for more
1153527 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-20 13:22Z 56° 2' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
1153539 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-20 14:36Z 56° 7' N, 1° 40' W Click for more
1153540 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-20 15:19Z 56° 2' N, 1° 37' W Click for more
1153552 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-21 07:20Z 56° 2' N, 2° 3' W Click for more
1153564 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-21 09:02Z 56° 2' N, 1° 49' W Click for more
1153576 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-21 09:38Z 56° 6' N, 1° 51' W Click for more
1153588 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-21 11:08Z 56° 12' N, 1° 49' W Click for more
1153607 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-21 12:18Z 56° 12' N, 1° 57' W Click for more
1153619 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-21 15:00Z 56° 7' N, 1° 59' W Click for more
1153620 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-21 16:02Z 56° 2' N, 2° 9' W Click for more
1153632 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-22 06:58Z 56° 2' N, 2° 18' W Click for more
1153644 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-22 08:49Z 56° 7' N, 2° 20' W Click for more
1153656 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-22 09:38Z 56° 7' N, 2° 12' W Click for more
1153668 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-22 11:08Z 56° 12' N, 2° 10' W Click for more
1153681 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-22 12:11Z 56° 17' N, 2° 0' W Click for more
1153693 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-22 13:01Z 56° 17' N, 1° 50' W Click for more
1153700 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-22 14:31Z 56° 17' N, 1° 40' W Click for more
1153712 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-22 15:48Z 56° 20' N, 1° 49' W Click for more
1153724 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-22 17:03Z 56° 27' N, 2° 0' W Click for more
1153736 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-23 05:59Z 56° 22' N, 1° 57' W Click for more
1153748 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-23 07:46Z 56° 22' N, 2° 9' W Click for more
1153761 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-23 08:34Z 56° 27' N, 2° 6' W Click for more
1153773 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-23 10:19Z 56° 27' N, 2° 19' W Click for more
1153785 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-23 11:10Z 56° 27' N, 2° 27' W Click for more
1153797 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-23 13:15Z 56° 25' N, 2° 36' W Click for more
1153804 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-23 13:53Z 56° 22' N, 2° 30' W Click for more
1153816 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-23 15:25Z 56° 12' N, 2° 30' W Click for more
1153828 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-23 16:53Z 56° 3' N, 2° 30' W Click for more
1153841 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-24 06:35Z 56° 7' N, 2° 30' W Click for more
1153853 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-24 08:18Z 56° 7' N, 2° 39' W Click for more
1153865 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-24 09:48Z 56° 12' N, 2° 20' W Click for more
1153877 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-24 11:25Z 56° 17' N, 2° 19' W Click for more
1153889 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-24 12:22Z 56° 17' N, 2° 12' W Click for more
1153890 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-25 07:11Z 56° 20' N, 2° 24' W Click for more
1153908 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-25 11:06Z 56° 12' N, 2° 19' W Click for more
1153921 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-25 12:34Z 56° 4' N, 2° 21' W Click for more
1153933 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-25 13:25Z 56° 3' N, 2° 19' W Click for more
1153945 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-25 14:35Z 56° 3' N, 2° 10' W Click for more
1153957 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-25 15:32Z 56° 2' N, 2° 6' W Click for more
1153969 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-26 06:56Z 56° 18' N, 2° 9' W Click for more
1153970 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-26 08:08Z 56° 23' N, 2° 15' W Click for more
1153982 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-26 09:35Z 56° 31' N, 2° 24' W Click for more
1153994 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-26 10:24Z 56° 34' N, 2° 22' W Click for more
1154008 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-26 12:30Z 56° 42' N, 2° 6' W Click for more
1154021 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-26 14:52Z 56° 51' N, 2° 3' W Click for more
1154033 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-26 15:54Z 56° 55' N, 2° 5' W Click for more
1154045 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-26 17:14Z 57° 1' N, 2° 1' W Click for more
1154057 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-27 06:51Z 57° 4' N, 1° 52' W Click for more
1154069 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-27 08:35Z 57° 11' N, 1° 51' W Click for more
1154070 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-27 09:45Z 57° 16' N, 1° 51' W Click for more
1154082 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-27 11:00Z 57° 19' N, 1° 43' W Click for more
1154094 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-27 12:27Z 57° 27' N, 1° 37' W Click for more
1155706 CTD/STD cast 2011-03-14 13:26Z 56° 3' N, 3° 2' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

Track Charts

No track charts currently available

Reports

No reports currently available