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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1105S

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1105S
Short name 1105S
Objectives and Narrative 1. To undertake the Garroch Head post cessation survey in collaboration with Scottish Water. Survey will include: fishing, grabbing, water sampling, coring and underwater TV (UTV).
2. To undertake swathe bathymetric and ROV television surveys within the Minches, east of Mingulay.
3. To undertake a grabbing survey to investigate potential new NMMP sites in the vicinity of Shetland to give a greater coverage to enable assessments of the quality of the Scottish marine environment to be made.
4. To undertake standard check monitoring duties, seabed sampling and underwater television, at dredged material disposal sites in the Clyde, Shetland and Small Isles.
5. To undertake bathymetric surveys of selected dredged spoil disposal sites and the Lismore artificial reef, up to a maximum of eight sites on the route from Aberdeen to Garroch Head calling at: Aberdeen, Shetland, Garroch Head, Firth of Lorne and Cloch Point. To map the seabed and to ascertain the usefulness of this technique as a check monitoring tool for the future.
6. To identify potential new sea disposal sites off Shetland. Survey will include grabbing, small beam trawl (agassiz) and underwater TV (dropped from programme).
7. To collect flatfish from the Firth of Clyde for the measurement of DNA Damage; samples to be taken from scheduled trawls and analysis partly undertaken on board.
8. To collect field samples to assist in estimating the biochemical availability of organic contaminants in selected sediments containing apparently high concentrations of PAH, CBs, or PBDE's. Samples to be collected during other operations described above.
9. To collect swathe bathymetry and UTV data from the disused explosives ground in Aberdeen Bay. (Additional Work)
10. To collect seawater for radio-caesium analysis at five locations on route.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2005-08-16
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2005-08-30
Principal Scientist(s) James C McKie (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) 12 days AE02n and 3 days AE11p
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea, Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3/181;4/217;1
Work Area Description Aberdeen Bay, Moray Firth, Shetland, Orkney, Minches and Clyde 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  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of samples = 26
Description: Knudsen bottle used to collect seawater for salinity and oxygen analysis from approximately 3 m above the seabed. Temperature also measured.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Water samples collected for caesium isotope analysis from four locations  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 26
Description: Knudsen bottle used to collect seawater for salinity and oxygen analysis from approximately 3 m above the seabed. Temperature also measured.  
Chemical oceanography  
Oxygen Quantity: number of samples = 26
Description: Knudsen bottle used to collect seawater for salinity and oxygen analysis from approximately 3 m above the seabed. Temperature also measured.  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Water samples collected for caesium isotope analysis from four locations  
Contamination  
Other contaminant measurements Quantity: number of samples = 26
Description: Knudsen bottle used to collect seawater for salinity and oxygen analysis from approximately 3 m above the seabed. Temperature also measured.  
Biology and fisheries  
Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms Quantity: number of samples = 112
Description: Van Veen grab samples collected for infaunal and sediment analysis.  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 5
Description: Commercial fish/shellfish species collected for pathological and microbiological examination.  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of specimens = 20
Description: A number of plaice were collected for DNA damage measurements.  
Geology and geophysics  
Bottom photography Quantity: activity duration in hours = 10
Description: An ROV TV survey was undertaken at Mingulay, providing information on the bathymetry and distribution of substrates in the area.  
Bottom photography Quantity: number of track lines = 17
Description: Underwater TV survey lines  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 24
Description: Sediment cores collected using a multicorer. Analysed for pH, trace metals, nitrogen and other substances.  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 112
Description: Van Veen grab samples collected for infaunal and sediment analysis.  
Grab Quantity: number of stations = 62
Description: A number of grabs took place at the Lerwick, Eigg, Canna and Cloch Point sea disposal sites.  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: number of surveys = 9
Description: Swathe bathymetry surveys  

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
1 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Sea level
Temperature of the water column

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
702862 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2005-08-19 15:35Z to 2005-08-21 11:20Z 56° 49' N, 7° 31' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

Track Charts

No track charts currently available

Reports

Cruise Report