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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 0306S

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 0306S
Short name 0306S
Objectives and Narrative 1. To take part in the International Bottom Trawl Survey in the North Sea.
2. To collect samples of ovaries from mature cod.
3. To collect samples to support a project to describe genetic description of different species of cephalopods.
4. Collection of haddock and whiting from defined areas for further analysis in the Laboratory.

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 0930 on 26 January and started work on the station east of Aberdeen, with the GOV trawl being deployed, rigged with groundgear "B". With trawling restricted to daylight hours it was only possible to complete one further station before embarking on Methot Net sampling for herring larvae. With this work being done during the hours of darkness, the vessel completed 8 hauls before arriving at the next trawling location for daylight. The GOV trawl was deployed with groundgear "A" for the first station of the day but the loss of small fish from the inner cod-end resulted in the haul having to be repeated. This was resolved by adopting a different method of tying the cod-end and both crew watches were briefed in this procedure. With favourable weather conditions forecast for several days, Scotia proceeded in an easterly direction in order to complete the outer stations of the survey area. Work continued uninterrupted on the eastern and southern part of the survey area until the evening of 3 February, when Scotia worked west throughout the night to arrive at stations south west of Shetland for daylight on 4 February. Six stations were completed to the west and north of Shetland before Scotia called in to Lerwick for the mid cruise break on 6 February. The vessel sailed again the following morning, resuming work on the stations east of Shetland. Severe weather prevented deployment of the Methot Net in the early hours of 8 February and Scotia moved in towards the east coast of Shetland in order to seek shelter. With the winds forecast to decrease, the vessel resumed work the following morning at the station east of Sumburgh Head. The vessel completed the stations in the central part of the survey area then moved in towards the inshore stations of Orkney and Moray Firth on 13 February. The survey area was completed on the afternoon of 14 February. Additional work was carried out off the north east coast of Scotland in order to obtain biological data in relation to the EU Data Collection Regulations. Scotia docked in Aberdeen on the evening of 15 February and unloading commenced at 0800 on the morning of 16 February.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2006-01-26
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2006-02-15
Principal Scientist(s) Kenneth A Coull (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) RV0602
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3/216;3/217;1
Work Area Description North Sea and west of Shetland
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,5W; 65N,5W; 65N,5E; 55N,5E; 55N,5W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 65N
Western Limit 5W
Eastern Limit 5E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 52
Description: Water samples collected at bottom and surface at CTD stations.  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: number of measurements = 1
Description: Temperature and salinity records were taken for the whole period of the cruise.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 52
Description: Water samples collected at bottom and surface at CTD stations.  
Biology and fisheries  
Demersal fish Description: Samples of ovaries and otoliths were collected during the cruise. No. of samples not noted.  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 50
Description: A number of trawls were made as part of the survey, numerous varieties of fish were caught.  
Eggs and larvae Quantity: number of hauls = 100
Description: A number of Methot Net hauls took place to gauge numbers of pre-metamorphosing herring larvae.  

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
52 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
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  
728625 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-26 11:25Z 57° 4' N, 1° 51' W Click for more
728637 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-26 15:54Z 56° 40' N, 2° 16' W Click for more
728649 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-27 07:00Z 56° 16' N, 2° 10' W Click for more
728650 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-27 13:17Z 56° 36' N, 1° 36' W Click for more
728662 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-28 05:38Z 56° 12' N, 1° 24' W Click for more
728674 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-28 10:10Z 56° 17' N, 0° 58' W Click for more
728686 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-28 15:18Z 56° 47' N, 0° 14' W Click for more
728698 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-29 04:25Z 57° 13' N, 0° 10' E Click for more
728705 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-29 09:57Z 56° 58' N, 0° 32' E Click for more
728717 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-29 13:38Z 56° 34' N, 1° 49' E Click for more
728729 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-30 03:15Z 56° 39' N, 4° 20' E Click for more
728730 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-30 09:35Z 56° 44' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
728742 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-30 15:08Z 56° 45' N, 2° 30' E Click for more
728754 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-31 06:02Z 57° 17' N, 4° 13' E Click for more
728766 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-31 10:58Z 57° 39' N, 4° 13' E Click for more
728778 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-31 14:08Z 57° 39' N, 3° 35' E Click for more
728791 CTD/STD cast 2006-01-31 16:06Z 57° 27' N, 3° 29' E Click for more
728809 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-01 04:26Z 57° 18' N, 2° 34' E Click for more
728810 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-01 09:58Z 57° 36' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
728822 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-01 13:06Z 57° 21' N, 1° 41' E Click for more
728834 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-02 05:00Z 57° 40' N, 1° 21' E Click for more
728846 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-02 09:58Z 57° 36' N, 0° 48' E Click for more
728858 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-02 15:35Z 58° 21' N, 0° 27' E Click for more
728871 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-03 03:28Z 58° 22' N, 1° 10' E Click for more
728883 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-03 09:46Z 58° 37' N, 1° 9' E Click for more
728895 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-03 14:23Z 58° 52' N, 0° 19' E Click for more
728902 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-04 04:05Z 59° 47' N, 2° 32' W Click for more
728914 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-04 10:32Z 59° 53' N, 1° 49' W Click for more
728926 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-04 12:40Z 60° 0' N, 1° 36' W Click for more
728938 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-05 05:33Z 60° 54' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
728951 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-05 11:56Z 61° 1' N, 1° 17' W Click for more
728963 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-05 15:40Z 61° 4' N, 0° 39' W Click for more
728975 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-07 10:05Z 60° 0' N, 0° 37' W Click for more
728987 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-07 15:49Z 60° 49' N, 0° 37' W Click for more
728999 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-09 11:44Z 59° 46' N, 0° 28' W Click for more
729002 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-09 16:27Z 59° 4' N, 0° 49' W Click for more
729014 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-10 05:37Z 58° 53' N, 0° 40' W Click for more
729026 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-10 10:51Z 58° 27' N, 0° 46' W Click for more
729038 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-10 13:42Z 58° 8' N, 1° 9' W Click for more
729051 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-11 03:46Z 57° 18' N, 0° 34' W Click for more
729063 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-11 10:13Z 57° 31' N, 1° 15' W Click for more
729075 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-11 13:26Z 57° 45' N, 0° 53' W Click for more
729087 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-11 15:46Z 57° 48' N, 0° 52' W Click for more
729099 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-12 07:00Z 58° 45' N, 1° 33' W Click for more
729106 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-12 11:20Z 59° 2' N, 1° 48' W Click for more
729118 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-12 15:53Z 59° 16' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
729131 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-13 07:05Z 59° 13' N, 2° 15' W Click for more
729143 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-13 09:53Z 58° 52' N, 2° 18' W Click for more
729155 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-13 15:02Z 58° 11' N, 2° 37' W Click for more
729167 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-14 04:00Z 58° 15' N, 3° 7' W Click for more
729179 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-14 09:56Z 57° 57' N, 3° 15' W Click for more
729180 CTD/STD cast 2006-02-14 13:15Z 57° 51' N, 2° 35' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

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