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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1004S


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1004S
Short name 1004S
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 15-61.45'N and 4W to 2E, excluding 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 photographic records for fish maturity analysis.
5. To obtain hydrographic data for comparison with the horizontal and vertical distribution of herring.
6. To obtain plankton samples for acoustic identification work.
7. To obtain plankton data using Utow.
8. To conduct SAT (Sea Acceptance Trial) on new EK60 echo sounder system.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2004-07-01
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2004-07-22
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;3/217;1
Work Area Description North western North Sea and north of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland Islands
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,5W; 65N,5W; 65N,0E; 55N,0E; 55N,5W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 65N
Western Limit 5W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 19
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: Continuous throughout the cruise.  
Biology and fisheries  
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms. Description: Simrad EK500 echosounder used throughout the acoustic survey.  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of hauls = 40
Description: PT160 midwater trawl. Hauls were carried out on observed fish traces on an opportunistic basis.  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 39
Description: Methot net.  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of stations = 39
Description: Methot net.  

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
19 CTD/STD cast 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  
661234 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-02 22:12Z 58° 40' N, 1° 0' W Click for more
661246 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-03 22:09Z 58° 56' N, 0° 59' W Click for more
661258 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-04 22:09Z 59° 10' N, 0° 30' W Click for more
661271 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-05 22:11Z 59° 25' N, 1° 22' E Click for more
661283 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-06 22:09Z 59° 48' N, 0° 52' W Click for more
661295 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-07 22:08Z 59° 56' N, 1° 15' E Click for more
661302 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-08 22:10Z 60° 18' N, 0° 6' E Click for more
661314 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-09 23:26Z 60° 34' N, 0° 36' W Click for more
661326 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-10 22:12Z 60° 48' N, 0° 37' W Click for more
661338 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-11 22:08Z 60° 55' N, 0° 42' W Click for more
661351 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-13 12:21Z 60° 54' N, 0° 43' W Click for more
661363 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-13 22:08Z 61° 4' N, 1° 40' E Click for more
661375 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-14 22:10Z 61° 18' N, 0° 14' E Click for more
661387 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-15 22:11Z 61° 40' N, 0° 59' E Click for more
661399 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-16 22:10Z 61° 2' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
661406 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-17 22:21Z 60° 40' N, 1° 41' W Click for more
661418 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-18 22:19Z 60° 11' N, 3° 43' W Click for more
661431 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-19 22:07Z 59° 55' N, 3° 31' W Click for more
661443 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-20 22:10Z 59° 33' N, 2° 21' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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