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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1906S

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1906S
Short name 1906S
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

1. To conduct routine hydrographic sampling at stations along the standard JONSIS, Fair Isle-Munken and Nolso-Flugga survey lines.
2. To conduct plankton and hydrographic sampling with ARIES in the Faeroe Shetland Channel
3. To conduct trials of a digital holographic plankton camera system on ARIES.
4. To conduct a swathe bathmetry survey in the Stonehaven monitoring site area.
5. To take core samples for benthic primary productivity in the Faeroe-Shetland channel and at the Stonehaven monitoring site.

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 1200 on Sunday 10 December in poor weather to proceed to the swathe survey area at Stonehaven, but severe weather forced the Scotia to seek shelter in Aberdeen Bay. In the early hours of Monday 11 December, the weather had moderated sufficiently to allow calibration of the swathe system and an S.V.P. (sound velocity probe) cast to be carried out. The swathe survey on a grid of lines commenced at 03.40 and continued in wind speeds up to 60knts at times. Scotia worked uninterrupted through the next 24 hours on the swathe survey, and completed it by 0750 on Wednesday 13.

The vessel made for Aberdeen in bad weather, to transfer staff and equipment. On leaving Aberdeen, Scotia proceeded north to an area of deeper water and successfully carried out test deployments of the plankton crane, winch, and CTD. Scotia made passage to the eastern most end of the Jonsis line, and commenced sampling at 2310 on Wednesday 13 December. In very poor weather a CTD cast was completed at 0026 on Thursday 14 December. Shortly after this, the vessel suffered a total electrical black out and loss of power, which was quickly dealt with by the ship's engineering staff. Scotia continued working along the Jonsis line to station 6 where 60-70knt winds and a heavy swell forced the vessel to dodge.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2006-12-10
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2006-12-21
Principal Scientist(s) John Dunn (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) AE11r
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3/217;1/217;2
Work Area Description Faroe-Shetland Channel, North Sea
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,10W; 65N,10W; 65N,0E; 55N,0E; 55N,10W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 65N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 40
Description: Hydrographic profiles collected along the JONSIS line and across the Faroe-Shetland Channel  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: Underway temperature, salinity and fluorescence were measured throughout the cruise.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Plankton samples collected using Dual Methot net and ARIES sampler. Samples supplemented by digital holographic camera mounted on ARIES. Water samples collected using CTD.  
Biology and fisheries  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Plankton samples collected using Dual Methot net and ARIES sampler. Samples supplemented by digital holographic camera mounted on ARIES. Water samples collected using CTD.  
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Description: Trials of the maxi corer undertaken in the north sea. No. of trials not noted.  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: Swathe bathymetry survey of Stonehaven monitoring site area.  

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
40 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in 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  
728176 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-13 11:11Z 57° 12' N, 1° 55' W Click for more
728188 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-13 23:10Z 59° 16' N, 0° 0' W Click for more
728207 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-14 01:00Z 59° 16' N, 0° 19' W Click for more
728219 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-14 02:33Z 59° 16' N, 0° 40' W Click for more
728220 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-14 04:11Z 59° 16' N, 1° 0' W Click for more
728232 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-14 05:19Z 59° 16' N, 1° 9' W Click for more
728244 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-15 09:20Z 59° 16' N, 1° 19' W Click for more
728256 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-15 10:31Z 59° 17' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
728268 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-15 11:43Z 59° 16' N, 1° 39' W Click for more
728281 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-15 12:45Z 59° 16' N, 1° 48' W Click for more
728293 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-15 13:31Z 59° 16' N, 1° 55' W Click for more
728300 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-15 14:21Z 59° 16' N, 2° 4' W Click for more
728312 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-15 15:05Z 59° 16' N, 2° 13' W Click for more
728324 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-15 23:26Z 60° 9' N, 3° 44' W Click for more
728336 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-16 00:48Z 60° 12' N, 3° 51' W Click for more
728348 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-16 02:07Z 60° 15' N, 3° 58' W Click for more
728361 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-16 03:23Z 60° 18' N, 4° 4' W Click for more
728373 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-16 06:12Z 60° 20' N, 4° 9' W Click for more
728385 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-16 07:46Z 60° 25' N, 4° 18' W Click for more
728397 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-16 09:25Z 60° 28' N, 4° 25' W Click for more
728404 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-16 14:02Z 60° 34' N, 4° 45' W Click for more
728416 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-16 22:35Z 60° 37' N, 4° 54' W Click for more
728428 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-17 00:50Z 60° 43' N, 5° 6' W Click for more
728441 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-17 04:46Z 60° 46' N, 5° 16' W Click for more
728453 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-17 06:43Z 60° 51' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
728465 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-17 09:14Z 61° 1' N, 5° 57' W Click for more
728477 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-18 00:25Z 62° 0' N, 6° 11' W Click for more
728489 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-18 04:39Z 61° 42' N, 4° 51' W Click for more
728490 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-18 07:52Z 61° 35' N, 4° 15' W Click for more
728508 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-18 12:14Z 61° 28' N, 3° 42' W Click for more
728521 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-18 20:47Z 61° 21' N, 3° 10' W Click for more
728533 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-19 04:58Z 61° 13' N, 2° 40' W Click for more
728545 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-19 11:24Z 61° 10' N, 2° 25' W Click for more
728557 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-19 13:01Z 61° 9' N, 2° 18' W Click for more
728569 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-19 14:37Z 61° 7' N, 2° 10' W Click for more
728570 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-19 16:00Z 61° 6' N, 2° 1' W Click for more
728582 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-19 18:23Z 61° 4' N, 1° 52' W Click for more
728594 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-19 20:35Z 61° 3' N, 1° 34' W Click for more
728601 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-19 22:19Z 60° 58' N, 1° 17' W Click for more
728613 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-20 01:27Z 60° 55' N, 1° 0' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

Track Charts

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Reports

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