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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1003S

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1003S
Short name 1003S
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 58-61.45'N and 4.0W to 2.0E, Faroese waters.
2) To obtain echosounder trace identification using pelagic trawl and demersal 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 for HERGEN.
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 2003-06-27
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-07-21
Principal Scientist(s) Edmund John Simmonds (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
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 North western North Sea, north of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,5W; 65N,5W; 65N,5E; 55N,5E; 55N,5W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 65N
Western Limit 5W
Eastern Limit 5E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Temperature and salinity profiles  
Biology and fisheries  
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms. Quantity: track kilometres = 5370
Description: nMiles acoustic data at 18,38,120,200kHz on cruise track  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 22
Description: Demersal hauls numbers and length only  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of hauls = 40
Description: Pelagic trawl hauls aimed at herring length and biological samples  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 42
Description: Utow plankton hauls  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: track kilometres = 5370
Description: nMiles Simrad SM950 raw data on cruise track  

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
21 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  
628685 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-28 22:47Z 59° 3' N, 0° 4' W Click for more
628697 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-29 22:43Z 59° 18' N, 0° 9' E Click for more
628704 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 22:21Z 59° 32' N, 1° 52' W Click for more
628716 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-01 22:37Z 59° 48' N, 0° 54' E Click for more
628728 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-02 22:10Z 59° 55' N, 1° 31' E Click for more
628741 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-03 22:11Z 58° 48' N, 2° 35' W Click for more
628753 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-04 22:11Z 58° 18' N, 1° 33' W Click for more
628765 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-05 22:12Z 58° 33' N, 2° 25' W Click for more
628777 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-06 19:45Z 58° 33' N, 1° 44' E Click for more
628789 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-07 22:31Z 60° 10' N, 0° 52' E Click for more
628790 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-08 22:12Z 60° 33' N, 1° 28' E Click for more
628808 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-09 22:13Z 60° 40' N, 1° 29' E Click for more
628821 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-11 22:12Z 61° 3' N, 1° 37' E Click for more
628833 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-12 22:10Z 61° 18' N, 1° 35' E Click for more
628845 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-13 22:14Z 61° 9' N, 1° 15' E Click for more
628857 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-14 22:11Z 60° 33' N, 2° 0' W Click for more
628869 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-15 22:16Z 60° 18' N, 2° 12' W Click for more
628870 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-16 22:08Z 60° 3' N, 1° 55' W Click for more
628882 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-17 22:35Z 59° 55' N, 3° 19' W Click for more
628894 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-18 21:16Z 59° 40' N, 3° 0' W Click for more
628901 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-19 22:11Z 58° 53' N, 3° 57' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

Track Charts

Track Chart

Reports

Cruise Report