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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1311S


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1311S
Short name 1311S
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

1. To undertake bathymetric and groundtruthing survey work in connection with potential offshore wet renewable developments located to the southwest of Shetland.


FRV Scotia will depart from Aberdeen harbour on 15 of October. The nature of the work will be heavily dependant on the prevailing weather conditions encountered. The proposed survey work for southwest Shetland is very similar to the work undertaken in the Pentland Firth (2009) and west of Lewis and Fair Isle (2010). 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 southwest Shetland will be surveyed in the same manner as above.

FRV Scotia will complete a half landing at Lerwick/Scalloway on 24 October to exchange scientific staff. On completion of the survey work Scotia will return to unload at Aberdeen harbour on 3 November. Normal contacts will be maintained with the laboratory.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2011-10-15
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2011-11-03
Principal Scientist(s) Peter Hayes (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Marum
Associated Project(s) 10804
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 217;1
Work Area Description Shetland
Work Area Bounding Polygon 60N,5W; 65N,5W; 65N,0E; 60N,0E; 60N,5W
Southern Limit 60N
Northern Limit 65N
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
2 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Data are currently being processed

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1166913 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2011-10-16 09:31Z to 2011-10-31 07:52Z 60° 1' N, 1° 21' W Click for more
1166925 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2011-10-29 09:31Z to 2011-11-02 08:34Z 58° 33' N, 4° 14' W Click for more

Project Database

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Track Charts

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