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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 0905S


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 0905S
Short name 0905S
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 15'N to 61deg 45'N and 4deg W to 2deg E, excluding Faroese waters.
2. To obtain echosounder trace identification using a pelagic trawl.
3. To obtain samples of herring for biological analysis, including age, length, weight, sex, maturity, ichthyophonus infection and fat content.
4. To obtain hydrographic data for comparison with the horizontal and vertical distribution of herring.
5. To obtain plankton samples for acoustic identification work.
6. To test the new multisampling pelagic cod end.

Data on salinity, temperature, fluorescence, light transmission and optical particle counts were collected

A half landing took place in Lerwick on the 08/07/2005 and there was an exchange or personnel. The vessel resumed surveying on the 09/07/2005.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2005-06-28
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2005-07-18
Principal Scientist(s) Paul G Fernandes (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;3/181;4/216;3/217;1
Work Area Description north western North Sea, Shetland and Orkney region, north of Scotland
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 = 6
Biology and fisheries  
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms. Quantity: data volume in gigabytes = 50
Description: All acoustic data were scrutinised and saved as daily Echoview files. 2 calibrations of the transducers were carried out  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of hauls = 36
Description: 28 contained herring. 1915 herring were sampled for weight, sex, maturity and otoliths. A subset of these were sampled for fat content  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of deployments = 36
Description: ARIES vehicle collected hydrographic and integrated whole column plankton data in two PUP nets and specific depth plankton samples  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of deployments = 36
Description: ARIES vehicle collected hydrographic and integrated whole column plankton data in two PUP nets and specific depth plankton samples  

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
6 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance 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  
711318 CTD/STD cast 2005-06-30 14:50Z 58° 52' N, 2° 56' W Click for more
711331 CTD/STD cast 2005-07-01 09:48Z 58° 33' N, 1° 1' W Click for more
711343 CTD/STD cast 2005-07-01 22:38Z 58° 48' N, 1° 38' E Click for more
711355 CTD/STD cast 2005-07-02 09:45Z 58° 48' N, 0° 23' W Click for more
711367 CTD/STD cast 2005-07-04 11:40Z 59° 18' N, 0° 9' W Click for more
711379 CTD/STD cast 2005-07-05 10:55Z 59° 34' N, 0° 19' E Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

No track charts currently available


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