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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM) cruise 0911A

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 0911A
Short name 0911A
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

1. To conduct plankton and hydrographic surveys in Shetland (focusing on SW area at first) to locate any areas where Alexandrium dinoflagellates are present in the plankton.
2. To deploy autosampler mooring in Busta Voe (or other location if Alexandrium are found to be present by initial survey).
3. To deploy and recover multiple (maximum 10) SPATT moorings adjacent to shellfish farms throughout the surveyed area.
4. Conduct repeated plankton and hydrographic sampling in St Magnus Bay and Busta Voe to provide background data for models of harmful algal occurrence in relation to hydrographic conditions.
5. To collect sediment samples for phytoplankton cyst identification from a range (approximately 12) of different voes.
6. To continuously monitor T&S and chlorophyll a in surface waters and surface irradiance during the cruise.

Procedure

Scientific staff will board the vessel on the morning of 15 July in Fraserburgh. Passage will be made to Shetland and Professor R Raine (visitor from NUIG, Ireland) collected from Scalloway on the morning of 16 July. Survey work will then commence in the St Magnus Bay areas with hydro stations being worked in voes by CTD and plankton sampling. Day grab samples will be taken from muddy areas within each voe surveyed to provide a set of samples to compare harmful phytoplankton cyst density in sediments to voe hydrography.

An autosampler mooring will be deployed in Busta Voe at the first opportunity and recovered at the end of the cruise. SPATT bags (passive samplers) will be deployed on small moorings adjacent to shellfish farms throughout the survey area and either recovered at the end of the cruise or left for shellfish farmers to collect after two weeks deployment.

On 19 July scientist D Lichtman will disembark at Scalloway and on the morning of 21 July visitor R Raine will disembark at Scalloway. During this period, it is anticipated that voes in the Scalloway area will be surveyed by CTD/plankton sampling to facilitate staff transfers.

If plankton samples do not reveal the presence of Alexandrium in SW Shetland survey work may be moved north or east to voes on the East coast mainland and Yell/Unst.

For stations in voes that Alba na Mara cannot access, such as Browland Voe at the North end of Gruting Voe, the workboat Proteus will be launched to undertake the required survey work. Proteus may also be used for staff/visitor transfer and for small mooring deployments.

Following the completion of survey work in Shetland, the Alba na Mara will return to Fraserburgh for unloading on the 24 July.
Ship FRV Alba Na Mara
Departure Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2011-07-15
Arrival Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2011-07-24
Principal Scientist(s) Matt Gubbins (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation LODYC
Associated Project(s) ST004
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 217;1
Work Area Description Shetland (St Magnus Bay and Busta Voe)
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

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
77 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1154764 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-16 11:54Z 60° 12' N, 1° 31' W Click for more
1154776 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-16 13:03Z 60° 12' N, 1° 34' W Click for more
1154788 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-16 16:28Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1154807 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-16 17:45Z 60° 22' N, 1° 21' W Click for more
1154819 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 07:47Z 60° 22' N, 1° 21' W Click for more
1154820 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 08:08Z 60° 22' N, 1° 21' W Click for more
1154832 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 08:31Z 60° 22' N, 1° 21' W Click for more
1154844 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 08:49Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1154856 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 09:08Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1154868 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 09:27Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1154881 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 09:53Z 60° 21' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1154893 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 10:16Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1154900 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 11:11Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1154912 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 11:32Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1154924 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 11:51Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1154936 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 12:09Z 60° 23' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1154948 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 13:54Z 60° 21' N, 1° 19' W Click for more
1154961 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 14:15Z 60° 22' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
1154973 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 14:58Z 60° 21' N, 1° 20' W Click for more
1154985 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 16:17Z 60° 19' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1154997 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 16:35Z 60° 18' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155000 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 16:54Z 60° 18' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155012 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-17 18:05Z 60° 23' N, 1° 21' W Click for more
1155024 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-18 07:27Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155036 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-18 07:47Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155048 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-18 08:05Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155061 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-18 11:17Z 60° 20' N, 1° 27' W Click for more
1155073 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-18 16:57Z 60° 37' N, 0° 59' W Click for more
1155085 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-18 17:16Z 60° 38' N, 1° 1' W Click for more
1155097 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-18 17:37Z 60° 38' N, 1° 2' W Click for more
1155104 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-18 17:55Z 60° 39' N, 1° 3' W Click for more
1155116 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-19 08:26Z 60° 36' N, 1° 3' W Click for more
1155128 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-19 08:47Z 60° 36' N, 1° 3' W Click for more
1155141 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-19 09:05Z 60° 36' N, 1° 2' W Click for more
1155153 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-19 09:27Z 60° 36' N, 1° 1' W Click for more
1155165 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-19 12:00Z 60° 25' N, 1° 10' W Click for more
1155177 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-19 12:24Z 60° 25' N, 1° 12' W Click for more
1155189 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-19 12:46Z 60° 25' N, 1° 12' W Click for more
1155190 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-19 13:05Z 60° 24' N, 1° 13' W Click for more
1155208 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-19 15:05Z 60° 22' N, 1° 7' W Click for more
1155221 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-19 15:24Z 60° 23' N, 1° 7' W Click for more
1155233 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-19 15:42Z 60° 23' N, 1° 6' W Click for more
1155245 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-19 16:25Z 60° 24' N, 1° 6' W Click for more
1155257 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-20 11:14Z 60° 1' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155269 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-20 11:39Z 60° 3' N, 1° 19' W Click for more
1155270 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-20 11:57Z 60° 3' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
1155282 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-20 12:19Z 60° 4' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
1155294 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-20 12:35Z 60° 4' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
1155301 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-20 12:52Z 60° 4' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
1155313 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-20 13:09Z 60° 5' N, 1° 17' W Click for more
1155325 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-20 13:27Z 60° 6' N, 1° 17' W Click for more
1155337 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-20 13:43Z 60° 6' N, 1° 16' W Click for more
1155349 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-20 14:00Z 60° 7' N, 1° 16' W Click for more
1155350 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 08:25Z 60° 13' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
1155362 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 08:45Z 60° 12' N, 1° 19' W Click for more
1155374 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 09:08Z 60° 12' N, 1° 20' W Click for more
1155386 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 09:29Z 60° 11' N, 1° 20' W Click for more
1155398 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 09:57Z 60° 12' N, 1° 21' W Click for more
1155405 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 10:17Z 60° 13' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155417 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 10:36Z 60° 14' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155429 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 14:25Z 60° 11' N, 1° 33' W Click for more
1155430 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 14:47Z 60° 12' N, 1° 34' W Click for more
1155442 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 15:06Z 60° 12' N, 1° 34' W Click for more
1155454 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 15:27Z 60° 13' N, 1° 33' W Click for more
1155466 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 16:26Z 60° 12' N, 1° 32' W Click for more
1155478 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 17:04Z 60° 12' N, 1° 31' W Click for more
1155491 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-21 17:21Z 60° 13' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
1155509 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-22 09:53Z 60° 20' N, 1° 27' W Click for more
1155510 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-22 10:37Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155522 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-22 12:13Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155534 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-22 12:35Z 60° 22' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155546 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-22 13:12Z 60° 21' N, 1° 20' W Click for more
1155558 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-22 13:33Z 60° 21' N, 1° 19' W Click for more
1155571 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-22 13:52Z 60° 21' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
1155583 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-22 14:41Z 60° 19' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155595 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-22 15:03Z 60° 18' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1155602 CTD/STD cast 2011-07-22 15:30Z 60° 18' N, 1° 22' W Click for more

Project Database

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References

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Reports

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