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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for Fram cruise 1306H


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name Fram cruise 1306H
Short name 1306H
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

To download data from the instruments deployed in Loch Shieldaig, Loch Torridon and Upper Loch Torridon.

1. Recover data from and check the Aanderaa environmental data buoy
2. Recover, download and re-deploy four Aandreaa water level recorders
3. Download the CAPTOR environmental data buoy
4. Service and download Davis Monitor II weather station
5. Perform GPS drifter survey
6. Take an SAIV CTD profiles along Loch Shieldaig if time permits


Staff and equipment travelled to Shieldaig on the 14 August arriving in the afternoon. The logging computer, in the Shieldaig Field Station, was checked and the data backed up from the weather station and Aanderaa buoy.
The next day the water level recorders (WLRs) were recovered in turn, download and re-deployed. Before recovering the WLRs in Upper Loch Torridon the drogues were deployed in the narrows into the Loch and were collected after the WLRs had been swapped. The drogues were then deployed a second time either side of the fish farm in Upper Loch Torridon as the tide began to ebb.

The Aanderaa data buoy was checked and downloaded before heading out to the mouth of Loch Torridon. The WLR was recovered, downloaded and re-deployed. The CAPTOR buoy was then downloaded and the communications settings re-configured to allow remote connection.

Arriving back in Loch Shieldaig the drogues were checked before taking four CTD dips along the axis of the loch. The drogues were then recovered before returning to shore.

On the 16 August the logging computer was checked and downloaded again before heading back to Aberdeen.
Ship Fram
Departure Port Shieldaig, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2006-08-14
Arrival Port Shieldaig, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2006-08-16
Principal Scientist(s) John Beaton (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) FC1195
IHB Sea Areas Visited Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Marsden Squares Visited 181
Work Area Description Loch Shieldaig, Loch Torridon and Upper Loch Torridon
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,10W; 60N,10W; 60N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,10W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 4
Currents measured from ship drift Quantity: number of recoveries = 1
Description: drogue, data downloaded  
Currents measured from ship drift Quantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: drogues  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Quantity: 1
Description: Aanderaa data buoy checked and downloaded  
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Quantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: water level recorders  
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Quantity: number of recoveries = 4
Description: water level recorders  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Description: CAPOR buoy data downloaded  

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
2 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
1 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  
702930 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2006-08-15 09:40Z to 2006-11-13 14:40Z 57° 32' N, 5° 33' W Click for more
702942 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2006-08-15 10:40Z to 2006-11-03 12:30Z 57° 32' N, 5° 38' W Click for more
725941 CTD/STD cast 2006-08-15 14:38Z 57° 33' N, 5° 41' W 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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