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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1206S

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1206S
Short name 1206S
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

1. To undertake an internationally co-ordinated demersal trawling survey of the North Sea.
2. Obtain temperature and salinity profiles at each trawling station.
3. To carry out a comparative fishing exercise with the German research vessel Walter Herwig III.
4. To intensively map a series of boxes (3*3 nautical miles) to determine habitat type and variability.
5. Obtain low nutrient water seawater samples from statistical rectangle 45F1 (or an adjacent rectangle).

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 1030 on 25 July. Work commenced on the station east of Aberdeen and three survey stations were completed during the first day. During the night of 25 July a series of transects were completed, covering the site of the last trawl station of the day, in order to map the habitat type and variability of the sea bed. The next two days were spent covering the survey stations off the east coast of Scotland, with trawling being done during the day and acoustic mapping being done through the night. On the morning of 28 July Scotia commenced a comparative fishing exercise in the region of the Buzzard Field (44E9). A total of 14 randomly selected trawls were completed on 28 and 29 July with contact being maintained with the German research vessel (Walther Herwig III). Scotia resumed work on the fishing survey on the morning of 30 July and worked west towards the Moray Firth stations. The vessel then worked northwards, completing stations off the Orkney and Shetland Islands before moving onto the northern part of the survey area. Scotia entered Norwegian waters on 4 August, completing four stations before docking in Stavanger on the morning of 5 August for the mid cruise break.

Scotia sailed at 0800 the following morning and resumed work on the stations west of the Norwegian coast. With favourable weather conditions, Scotia completed the stations in the northern part of the survey area before moving into the Danish sector on 10 August. Stations in the Danish, German and Dutch sectors were covered over the next five days before Scotia returned to the UK sector on 14 August and worked in the Dogger Bank area. Strong winds on the evening of 14 August resulted in the cancellation of acoustic and benthic sampling for the night. A slight decrease in wind strength allowed trawling to continue the next day with acoustic sampling being resumed on the evening of 15 August. Work continued uninterrupted off the north east coast of England until the survey was completed on the evening of 17 August. Scotia docked in Aberdeen at 0630 on 18 August.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2006-07-25
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2006-08-18
Principal Scientist(s) Kenneth A Coull (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) RVO609
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1/181;3/216;1/216;2/216;3/216;4/217;1/252;1
Work Area Description North Sea; west and north of Shetland
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,5W; 65N,5W; 65N,10E; 50N,10E; 50N,5W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 65N
Western Limit 5W
Eastern Limit 10E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 86
Description: Bottle samples were collected at each CTD station  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 86
Description: Bottle samples were collected at each CTD station  
Biology and fisheries  
Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms Quantity: number of samples = 70
Description: A number of infaunal samples were collected during the cruise.  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 101
Description: Bottom trawls  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: number of surveys = 21
Description: A number of sites were surveyed using the swathe bathymetry system.  

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
86 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
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  
731412 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-25 11:01Z 57° 5' N, 1° 51' W Click for more
731424 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-25 14:18Z 56° 46' N, 2° 15' W Click for more
731436 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-25 17:43Z 56° 16' N, 2° 4' W Click for more
731448 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-26 05:34Z 56° 25' N, 1° 52' W Click for more
731461 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-26 08:22Z 56° 36' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
731473 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-26 11:42Z 56° 18' N, 1° 1' W Click for more
731485 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-26 14:30Z 55° 58' N, 1° 7' W Click for more
731497 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-26 17:34Z 55° 53' N, 0° 25' W Click for more
731504 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-27 05:01Z 56° 25' N, 0° 15' E Click for more
731516 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-27 08:09Z 56° 46' N, 0° 28' E Click for more
731528 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-27 10:55Z 56° 48' N, 0° 10' W Click for more
731541 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-27 14:24Z 57° 9' N, 0° 13' E Click for more
731553 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-27 18:05Z 57° 17' N, 0° 46' W Click for more
731565 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-30 05:05Z 58° 7' N, 1° 9' W Click for more
731577 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-30 07:49Z 57° 49' N, 0° 54' W Click for more
731589 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-30 10:30Z 57° 32' N, 1° 15' W Click for more
731590 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-30 15:17Z 57° 46' N, 2° 34' W Click for more
731608 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-31 05:32Z 57° 49' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
731621 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-31 08:26Z 58° 9' N, 3° 6' W Click for more
731633 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-31 10:37Z 58° 18' N, 2° 45' W Click for more
731645 CTD/STD cast 2006-07-31 17:26Z 58° 45' N, 1° 36' W Click for more
731657 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-01 05:02Z 59° 13' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
731669 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-01 08:09Z 59° 10' N, 2° 16' W Click for more
731670 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-01 12:49Z 59° 46' N, 2° 33' W Click for more
731682 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-01 16:32Z 59° 57' N, 1° 37' W Click for more
731694 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-01 18:07Z 60° 1' N, 1° 27' W Click for more
731701 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-02 05:04Z 60° 19' N, 2° 43' W Click for more
731713 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-02 09:38Z 60° 53' N, 1° 54' W Click for more
731725 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-02 13:54Z 60° 48' N, 0° 37' W Click for more
731737 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-02 18:08Z 60° 6' N, 0° 26' W Click for more
731749 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-03 05:02Z 59° 39' N, 0° 10' W Click for more
731750 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-03 08:02Z 59° 41' N, 0° 19' E Click for more
731762 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-03 14:58Z 60° 54' N, 0° 34' E Click for more
731774 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-03 17:45Z 60° 45' N, 1° 6' E Click for more
731786 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-04 05:09Z 60° 33' N, 2° 3' E Click for more
731798 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-04 10:22Z 59° 41' N, 1° 24' E Click for more
731805 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-04 13:37Z 59° 41' N, 2° 22' E Click for more
731817 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-04 16:33Z 59° 43' N, 3° 9' E Click for more
731829 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-06 13:26Z 58° 54' N, 3° 24' E Click for more
731830 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-06 16:45Z 58° 47' N, 2° 37' E Click for more
731842 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-07 06:00Z 58° 45' N, 1° 9' E Click for more
731854 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-07 09:22Z 58° 48' N, 0° 19' E Click for more
731866 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-07 14:05Z 59° 6' N, 0° 51' W Click for more
731878 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-07 16:34Z 58° 54' N, 0° 40' W Click for more
731891 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-08 04:31Z 58° 22' N, 0° 25' E Click for more
731909 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-08 07:34Z 58° 9' N, 0° 5' W Click for more
731910 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-08 11:58Z 57° 39' N, 0° 46' E Click for more
731922 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-08 14:27Z 57° 41' N, 1° 14' E Click for more
731934 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-08 17:44Z 57° 39' N, 2° 8' E Click for more
731946 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-09 07:03Z 56° 46' N, 2° 32' E Click for more
731958 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-09 11:45Z 56° 34' N, 1° 17' E Click for more
731971 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-09 13:58Z 56° 18' N, 1° 20' E Click for more
731983 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-09 17:34Z 56° 9' N, 2° 17' E Click for more
731995 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-10 05:17Z 56° 16' N, 3° 39' E Click for more
732009 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-10 08:46Z 56° 44' N, 3° 29' E Click for more
732010 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-10 11:14Z 56° 41' N, 4° 4' E Click for more
732022 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-10 14:38Z 57° 7' N, 4° 21' E Click for more
732034 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-10 17:40Z 57° 18' N, 5° 7' E Click for more
732046 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-11 06:02Z 56° 14' N, 4° 31' E Click for more
732058 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-11 10:30Z 56° 6' N, 5° 47' E Click for more
732071 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-11 13:16Z 56° 10' N, 6° 28' E Click for more
732083 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-11 16:36Z 56° 7' N, 7° 18' E Click for more
732095 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-12 06:01Z 55° 20' N, 7° 8' E Click for more
732102 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-12 08:19Z 55° 16' N, 6° 38' E Click for more
732114 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-12 13:57Z 54° 18' N, 6° 30' E Click for more
732126 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-12 16:45Z 54° 19' N, 7° 8' E Click for more
732138 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-13 05:52Z 54° 18' N, 5° 43' E Click for more
732151 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-13 11:08Z 55° 4' N, 5° 12' E Click for more
732163 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-13 14:41Z 55° 12' N, 4° 19' E Click for more
732175 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-13 17:37Z 55° 13' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
732187 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-14 07:03Z 54° 14' N, 4° 28' E Click for more
732199 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-14 10:35Z 54° 21' N, 3° 38' E Click for more
732206 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-14 14:12Z 54° 17' N, 2° 49' E Click for more
732218 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-14 18:07Z 54° 46' N, 2° 35' E Click for more
732231 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-15 05:01Z 55° 13' N, 2° 39' E Click for more
732243 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-15 09:20Z 55° 41' N, 2° 16' E Click for more
732255 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-15 11:54Z 55° 35' N, 1° 43' E Click for more
732267 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-15 14:09Z 55° 19' N, 1° 40' E Click for more
732279 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-15 17:45Z 54° 50' N, 1° 15' E Click for more
732280 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-16 05:02Z 54° 24' N, 1° 11' E Click for more
732292 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-16 07:23Z 54° 20' N, 0° 41' E Click for more
732311 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-16 10:47Z 54° 48' N, 0° 24' E Click for more
732323 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-16 13:20Z 54° 49' N, 0° 11' W Click for more
732335 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-16 15:41Z 55° 3' N, 0° 12' W Click for more
732347 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-17 06:01Z 55° 19' N, 0° 33' E Click for more
732359 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-17 09:32Z 55° 49' N, 0° 9' E Click for more

Project Database

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