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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1103S


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1103S
Short name 1103S
Objectives and Narrative To undertake an intensive swathe bathymetry and RoxAnn survey of specified areas of the cSAC in the Moray Firth and to collect sea-truth data to verify the RoxAnn data. At present the effort will be concentrated in the area of the Guillam Bank but, should time allow, a preliminary survey of the area around the Beatrice Oil installations will also be conducted.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2003-07-24
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-07-27
Principal Scientist(s) Derek C Moore (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3
Work Area Description Moray Firth: Guillam Bank, Beatrice Oil field and Southern Trench
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

Biology and fisheries  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of deployments = 14
Description: sediment grabs for benthic macrofauna survey over Guillam Bank.  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: track kilometres = 772
Description: Swathe surveys of Guillam bank, Inner Moray Firth, the locale of Beatrice Oil field, Outer Moray Firth and Southern Trench  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
57° 43' N 3° 50' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Tide gauge for corrections to swathe data

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Sea level
Temperature of 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  
636138 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2003-07-24 15:35Z to 2003-07-25 15:15Z 57° 43' N, 3° 53' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

Track Chart


Cruise Report