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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1207S

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1207S
Short name 1207S
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. Obtain low nutrient water seawater samples from statistical rectangle 45F1 (or an adjacent rectangle).
4. To collect photographs and biological material for use at Maturity Worksop in cod, haddock, whiting and saithe.
5. To collect samples of 0-group cod and haddock for analysis of genetics and otolith chemistry.
6. To collect and return live 0-group cod and haddock to FRS.

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 1000 on 10 August and commenced trawling on the stations east of Aberdeen. Three survey stations were completed during the day and the vessel then carried out a further 3 hauls in relation to objective 5 (collecting samples of 0-group cod and haddock). A further 10 survey hauls were completed off the east coast of Scotland using ground gear "A" before the vessel worked towards the Moray Firth region where trawling continued with ground gear "B". Scotia worked in a northerly direction, covering stations in the Moray Firth and Orkney areas before calling into Scalloway during the morning of 15 August to allow a member of the scientific staff to return to Aberdeen. Two further stations were sampled off the west of Shetland before poor weather conditions intervened on the morning of 16 August. With continuing westerly gales forecast, Scotia moved to the more sheltered waters off the east of Shetland where work resumed. With a gradual improvement in weather conditions Scotia worked towards the Norwegian Sector and proceeded to cover the stations in the northeastern part of the survey area before moving into Danish waters on 21 August. Scotia called into Esjberg for a mid cruise break on the morning of 22 August, sailing again the following morning. With confirmation being received from Denmark and Germany about the coverage on the southern part of the survey area, a decision was taken to drop 5 of the original stations in order to create time for additional sampling in the Shetland region.

Scotia completed the stations in the southern part of the survey area then worked northwards, completing the rest of the original survey area on 29 August. The vessel then moved from the Fair Isle region to the north of Shetland where work on additional stations commenced on the morning of 30 August. Damage to the trawl gear on grounds west of Shetland restricted sampling to 4 valid hauls for the day. Work continued the next morning in the Papa Bank area but further severe damage to the trawl gear resulted in the cancellation of the remaining two planned stations. Scotia then proceeded towards Aberdeen, docking in the late evening with unloading taking place on 1 September as scheduled.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2007-08-10
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2007-09-01
Principal Scientist(s) Kenneth A Coull (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) RV0711 / MF0764
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1/181;3/216;1/216;3/216;4/217;1/252;1
Work Area Description North Sea and seas around Orkney and 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 Description: at each station  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Description: thermosalinograph run continuously  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: thermosalinograph run continuously  
Water bottle stations Description: at each station  
Biology and fisheries  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 85
Description: groundfish survey: cod  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Description: length, weight, sex and maturity data collected from samples  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Description: otoliths from cod, haddock, whiting, saithe, herring, mackerel, sprat and Norway pout  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of hauls = 85
Description: groundfish survey: haddock, whiting and Norway pout  

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
9 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
76 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 CTD/STD cast Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
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  
901953 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-10 13:07Z 57° 2' N, 1° 37' W Click for more
901965 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-10 15:28Z 56° 46' N, 2° 15' W Click for more
901977 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-10 18:56Z 56° 16' N, 2° 3' W Click for more
901989 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-11 05:02Z 56° 25' N, 1° 52' W Click for more
901990 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-11 07:48Z 56° 37' N, 1° 16' W Click for more
902004 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-11 10:54Z 56° 18' N, 1° 1' W Click for more
902016 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-11 13:52Z 55° 58' N, 1° 7' W Click for more
902028 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-11 17:06Z 55° 53' N, 0° 24' W Click for more
902041 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-12 05:01Z 56° 25' N, 0° 7' E Click for more
902053 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-12 08:04Z 56° 47' N, 0° 27' E Click for more
902065 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-12 10:53Z 56° 48' N, 0° 10' E Click for more
902077 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-12 14:28Z 57° 9' N, 0° 13' E Click for more
902089 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-12 18:17Z 57° 16' N, 0° 46' W Click for more
902090 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-13 05:09Z 57° 30' N, 1° 23' W Click for more
902108 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-13 07:57Z 57° 47' N, 0° 54' W Click for more
902121 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-13 10:35Z 58° 3' N, 1° 7' W Click for more
902133 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-13 16:06Z 57° 52' N, 2° 35' W Click for more
902145 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-13 19:26Z 57° 54' N, 3° 19' W Click for more
902157 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-14 05:01Z 58° 10' N, 3° 6' W Click for more
902169 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-14 07:11Z 58° 18' N, 2° 45' W Click for more
902170 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-14 11:47Z 58° 45' N, 1° 42' W Click for more
902182 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-14 15:10Z 58° 48' N, 2° 25' W Click for more
902194 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-14 18:07Z 59° 11' N, 2° 16' W Click for more
902201 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-15 04:58Z 60° 1' N, 1° 28' W Click for more
902213 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-15 06:38Z 59° 58' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
902225 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-15 14:03Z 59° 47' N, 2° 33' W Click for more
902237 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-15 18:20Z 60° 19' N, 2° 43' W Click for more
902249 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-16 13:41Z 60° 43' N, 0° 36' W Click for more
902250 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-16 18:18Z 60° 7' N, 0° 46' W Click for more
902262 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-17 04:59Z 59° 40' N, 0° 12' E Click for more
902274 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-17 08:06Z 59° 42' N, 0° 21' W Click for more
902286 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-17 16:29Z 60° 54' N, 0° 35' E Click for more
902298 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-17 19:25Z 60° 45' N, 1° 6' E Click for more
902305 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-18 06:00Z 60° 33' N, 2° 3' E Click for more
902317 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-18 11:19Z 59° 42' N, 3° 10' E Click for more
902329 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-18 14:48Z 59° 45' N, 2° 25' E Click for more
902330 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-18 18:16Z 59° 43' N, 1° 31' E Click for more
902342 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-19 06:00Z 58° 52' N, 0° 20' E Click for more
902354 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-19 08:36Z 58° 49' N, 1° 8' E Click for more
902366 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-19 13:41Z 58° 43' N, 2° 33' E Click for more
902378 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-19 16:59Z 58° 50' N, 3° 21' E Click for more
902391 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-20 04:59Z 57° 18' N, 5° 7' E Click for more
902409 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-20 08:16Z 57° 9' N, 4° 28' E Click for more
902410 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-20 11:34Z 56° 45' N, 4° 9' E Click for more
902422 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-20 14:13Z 56° 42' N, 3° 36' E Click for more
902434 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-20 17:31Z 56° 20' N, 3° 37' E Click for more
902446 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-21 05:03Z 56° 14' N, 4° 31' E Click for more
902458 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-21 09:51Z 56° 6' N, 5° 47' E Click for more
902471 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-21 13:21Z 56° 9' N, 6° 28' E Click for more
902483 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-21 17:05Z 56° 7' N, 7° 15' E Click for more
902495 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-23 11:11Z 55° 20' N, 7° 8' E Click for more
902502 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-23 13:35Z 55° 16' N, 6° 39' E Click for more
902514 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-23 17:48Z 55° 14' N, 5° 37' E Click for more
902526 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-24 04:58Z 55° 12' N, 4° 20' E Click for more
902538 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-24 09:13Z 55° 14' N, 3° 28' E Click for more
902551 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-24 11:45Z 55° 13' N, 2° 39' E Click for more
902563 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-24 14:44Z 54° 50' N, 2° 34' E Click for more
902575 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-24 18:13Z 54° 20' N, 2° 43' E Click for more
902587 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-25 04:59Z 54° 50' N, 1° 14' E Click for more
902599 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-25 08:06Z 54° 25' N, 1° 6' E Click for more
902606 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-25 10:57Z 54° 20' N, 0° 42' E Click for more
902618 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-25 14:25Z 54° 48' N, 0° 25' E Click for more
902631 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-25 17:16Z 54° 50' N, 0° 12' E Click for more
902643 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-25 19:38Z 55° 3' N, 0° 12' W Click for more
902655 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-26 05:00Z 55° 46' N, 0° 15' W Click for more
902667 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-26 08:27Z 55° 20' N, 0° 32' E Click for more
902679 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-26 12:42Z 55° 16' N, 1° 37' E Click for more
902680 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-26 15:13Z 55° 32' N, 1° 37' E Click for more
902692 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-26 17:55Z 55° 38' N, 2° 10' E Click for more
902711 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-27 04:56Z 56° 34' N, 1° 17' E Click for more
902723 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-27 07:21Z 56° 19' N, 1° 19' E Click for more
902735 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-27 11:19Z 56° 9' N, 2° 17' E Click for more
902747 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-27 16:28Z 56° 44' N, 2° 24' E Click for more
902759 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-28 04:58Z 57° 37' N, 2° 13' E Click for more
902760 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-28 08:23Z 57° 40' N, 1° 22' E Click for more
902772 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-28 11:33Z 57° 52' N, 0° 41' E Click for more
902784 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-28 16:06Z 58° 6' N, 0° 2' W Click for more
902796 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-28 19:17Z 58° 19' N, 0° 31' E Click for more
902803 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-29 05:58Z 58° 51' N, 0° 35' W Click for more
902815 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-29 08:05Z 59° 2' N, 0° 47' W Click for more
902827 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-29 11:34Z 59° 14' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
902839 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-30 05:01Z 61° 9' N, 0° 41' W Click for more
902840 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-30 09:09Z 61° 2' N, 1° 13' W Click for more
902852 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-30 11:07Z 60° 57' N, 1° 51' W Click for more
902864 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-30 14:32Z 60° 43' N, 2° 39' W Click for more
902876 CTD/STD cast 2007-08-30 19:41Z 60° 3' N, 3° 16' W Click for more

Project Database

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