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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1002S


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1002S
Short name 1002S
Objectives and Narrative 1. To conduct an acoustic survey to estimate the abundance and distribution of herring in the north-western North Sea and north of Scotland between 58deg -61.45'N and 4deg W to 2deg E, excluding Norwegian and Faroese waters.
2. To obtain echosounder trace identification using pelagic trawl.
3. To obtain samples of herring for biological analysis, including age, length, weight, sex, maturity and ichthyophonus infection.
4. To obtain samples of herring for genetic analysis.
5. To obtain photographic records for fish maturity analysis.
6. To obtain hydrographic data for comparison with the horizontal and vertical distribution of herring.
7. To obtain plankton samples for acoustic identification work.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2002-06-27
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2002-07-17
Principal Scientist(s) Edmund John Simmonds (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) ICES Co-ordinated Acoustic Survey
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3/216;3/217;1/252;1
Work Area Description Northwestern North Sea, Orkney and Shetland
Unable to lookup cruise bounds at this time
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 18
Description: CTD surface to bottom casts  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 18
Description: T and S from thermosalinograph for 18 out of 20 days  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 18
Description: Water bottle a surface and bottom  
Biology and fisheries  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of hauls = 50
Description: Opportunistic pelagic trawls of variable duration  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 21
Description: 1m ring net surface to bottom vertical sample  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: 95kHz swath recorded throughout the track  
Single-beam echosounding Quantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: 18, 38,120,200 Single or split beam sounder recorded throught the track  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
18 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
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  
618064 CTD/STD cast 2002-06-28 22:40Z 58° 18' N, 1° 27' E Click for more
618076 CTD/STD cast 2002-06-29 18:10Z 58° 25' N, 3° 1' W Click for more
618088 CTD/STD cast 2002-06-30 22:10Z 58° 39' N, 1° 13' E Click for more
618107 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-01 22:00Z 59° 1' N, 2° 32' W Click for more
618119 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-02 22:04Z 59° 16' N, 1° 36' E Click for more
618120 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-03 22:00Z 59° 25' N, 2° 16' W Click for more
618132 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-04 22:05Z 59° 55' N, 1° 41' E Click for more
618144 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-05 08:12Z 58° 54' N, 0° 19' E Click for more
618156 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-05 22:20Z 60° 3' N, 0° 31' W Click for more
618168 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-06 22:10Z 60° 10' N, 1° 39' E Click for more
618181 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-07 22:05Z 60° 33' N, 1° 31' E Click for more
618193 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-09 22:10Z 60° 46' N, 1° 45' E Click for more
618200 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-10 22:10Z 61° 3' N, 0° 15' E Click for more
618212 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-11 22:15Z 61° 28' N, 1° 14' E Click for more
618224 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-12 22:10Z 61° 3' N, 0° 58' W Click for more
618236 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-13 22:10Z 60° 40' N, 1° 45' W Click for more
618248 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-14 22:12Z 60° 22' N, 1° 39' W Click for more
618261 CTD/STD cast 2002-07-15 21:00Z 60° 3' N, 3° 13' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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