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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1807S

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1807S
Short name 1807S
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, nutrients and hydrographic sampling with ARIES in the Faroe Shetland Channel.
3. To take core samples for benthic primary productivity in the Faroe Shetland channel.
4. sample plankton using Methot net.

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 10:00 on the 10 of December in poor weather conditions to make for the eastern end of the JONSIS line, however by 18:00 the vessel was forced to turn back and seek shelter just off Fraserburgh. By 07:00 on the 11 December, the sea state and wind had gone down sufficiently to allow passage to a deep trench in the Moray Firth to carry out test deployments of the CTD/carousel and associated crane. A one-ton weight was towed to test the plankton crane and winch function, on successful completion of this an ARIES test deployment was carried out.

The vessel made passage to the eastern end of the Jonsis line, where work commenced on Monday 8 December. ARIES and CTD were successfully deployed on an extra station. Scotia was forced to break off work after completing station ten at 02:30 on the 9 December due to very heavy swell and gale force winds.

The vessel dodged in the area of station nine for twenty two and a half hours, sampling recommencing at 22:15 on the 9 December and completing the Jonsis line at 12:45 on Monday 10 December.

Scotia proceeded to the southern end of the Fair Isle-Munken line and started work on Fim station one at 19:30 on Monday 10 December. Work continued steadily until 23:00, when on Sefos 2 station the hydraulic clamps on the CTD crane failed and had to be replaced.

Progress along the Fim line was steady with station Fim 5 being reached by 09:00, however ARIES was towed in the wrong direction and the tow had to be repeated.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2007-12-07
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2007-12-20
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;3/181;4/216;3/217;1/217;2
Work Area Description Faroe-Shetland Channel and north east of Orkney
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,10W; 65N,10W; 65N,5E; 55N,5E; 55N,10W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 65N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 5E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 40
Description:  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: SBE21 thermosalinograph and Seapoint fluorometer run throughout the cruise  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: SBE21 thermosalinograph and Seapoint fluorometer run throughout the cruise  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of stations = 11
Description: Deployment of ARIES sampler/optical plankton counter. Plankton nets also deployed at some stations.  
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Megacorer deployment for sediment sampling  

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
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
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

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
903806 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-08 08:20Z 57° 48' N, 1° 56' W Click for more
903818 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-08 08:33Z 57° 48' N, 1° 56' W Click for more
903831 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-08 22:01Z 59° 16' N, 0° 20' E Click for more
903843 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-09 00:37Z 59° 16' N, 0° 0' E Click for more
903855 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-09 23:36Z 59° 16' N, 0° 19' W Click for more
903867 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 02:01Z 59° 16' N, 0° 40' W Click for more
903879 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 03:30Z 59° 16' N, 1° 0' W Click for more
903880 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 04:54Z 59° 16' N, 1° 9' W Click for more
903892 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 05:57Z 59° 16' N, 1° 19' W Click for more
903911 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 06:52Z 59° 16' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
903923 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 07:49Z 59° 16' N, 1° 39' W Click for more
903935 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 09:04Z 59° 16' N, 1° 47' W Click for more
903947 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 10:18Z 59° 16' N, 1° 55' W Click for more
903959 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 11:06Z 59° 16' N, 2° 4' W Click for more
903960 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 12:12Z 59° 16' N, 2° 13' W Click for more
903972 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 19:24Z 60° 10' N, 3° 43' W Click for more
903984 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 20:16Z 60° 13' N, 3° 51' W Click for more
903996 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 21:12Z 60° 16' N, 3° 58' W Click for more
904011 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-10 22:01Z 60° 18' N, 4° 4' W Click for more
904023 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-11 02:19Z 60° 20' N, 4° 9' W Click for more
904035 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-11 03:41Z 60° 25' N, 4° 19' W Click for more
904047 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-11 05:16Z 60° 28' N, 4° 25' W Click for more
904059 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-11 12:50Z 60° 34' N, 4° 45' W Click for more
904060 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-12 18:11Z 60° 43' N, 5° 6' W Click for more
904072 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-12 22:03Z 60° 46' N, 5° 15' W Click for more
904084 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-13 00:14Z 60° 51' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
904096 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-13 02:44Z 61° 1' N, 5° 57' W Click for more
904103 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-16 06:38Z 62° 0' N, 6° 12' W Click for more
904115 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-16 08:56Z 61° 54' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
904127 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-16 10:42Z 61° 49' N, 5° 21' W Click for more
904139 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-17 09:57Z 61° 42' N, 4° 51' W Click for more
904140 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-17 13:09Z 61° 34' N, 4° 15' W Click for more
904152 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-17 19:06Z 61° 28' N, 3° 42' W Click for more
904164 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-18 09:22Z 61° 21' N, 3° 10' W Click for more
904176 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-18 15:30Z 61° 13' N, 2° 40' W Click for more
904188 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-18 21:40Z 61° 10' N, 2° 25' W Click for more
904207 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-18 22:58Z 61° 9' N, 2° 17' W Click for more
904219 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-19 00:14Z 61° 7' N, 2° 10' W Click for more
904220 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-19 01:32Z 61° 6' N, 2° 1' E Click for more
904232 CTD/STD cast 2007-12-19 03:48Z 61° 4' N, 1° 52' W Click for more

Project Database

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

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