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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM) cruise 0708A

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM) cruise 0708A
Short name 0708A
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

1. To collect water column hydrographic data from approximately 20 sea lochs in the North Minch and Voes in Shetland to provide validation / forcing data for models of fish farming carrying capacity.

2. To sample Shetland Voes for water and plankton for algal toxin analysis

3. To continuously monitor T&S and chlorophyll a in surface waters and surface irradiance during the cruise.

4. To sample zooplankton from a range of sea lochs to provide further information on sea loch community types.

5. To validate the use of the nutrient analyser on the Alba na Mara for UKAS accreditation purposes.

Narrative

Scientific staff joined the vessel on 23 July and the vessel departed for Shetland waters by 14:15, arriving by 17:00 Off Dales Voe on 24 July. Hydrographic and plankton sampling was completed at 3 stations in each Voe with Dales and Laxfirth Voe being surveyed on 24 July, Laxfirth, Catfirth, Swining Voe, Collafirth and Balta Sound being sampled on 25 July. Burrafirth , Whalefirth Voe (Proteus workboat was required) and Ronas Voe were subject to a similar sampling regime on 26 July, before the Alba na Mara moved to the St Magnus Bay area to complete surveys of Olna Firth as well as Vaila Sound, Sandsound Voe and Stromness Voe. Stromness Voe required the use of the Proteus workboat due to the narrow entrance. Clift Sound was sampled the following morning in foggy conditions, before steaming to Lochinver to effect a crew and scientific equipment change on 29 July.

Lochs Ewe and Torridon were surveyed on 30 July. The following day, Loch Ainort was surveyed from the Alba na Mara, and the Proteus workboat was launched to survey Loch Ailort after picking up a single hydrostation outside the loch using the CTD on board the Alba na Mara.

After crossing over to Skye, surveys of Loch Harport (in Bracadale) and Loch Boisdale in South Uist were completed on 1 August and Loch Skipport on 2 August. Due to a moderate swell it was not possible to launch the Proteus workboat to enter Loch Eport locally, so the Alba na Mara was moved to Loch Maddy and the Proteus launched in sheltered conditions before travelling into Loch Eport to effect the survey.

Lochs Maddy, Erisort, Inchard and Laxford were all surveyed on 2 and 3 of August, before the Alba na Mara steamed back to Fraserburgh arriving on 4 August for unloading on 5 August.
Ship FRV Alba Na Mara
Departure Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2008-07-23
Arrival Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2008-08-05
Principal Scientist(s) Matt Gubbins (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) AE11s
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3/181;4
Work Area Description North Minch and Shetland Voes
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,10W; 60N,10W; 60N,0E; 55N,0E; 55N,10W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

No information on datasets is currently available for this cruise

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

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Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
71 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
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in 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  
924466 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-24 16:52Z 60° 13' N, 1° 6' W Click for more
924478 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-24 17:26Z 60° 12' N, 1° 9' W Click for more
924491 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-24 17:45Z 60° 12' N, 1° 10' W Click for more
924509 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-24 18:22Z 60° 13' N, 1° 10' W Click for more
924510 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-24 18:43Z 60° 13' N, 1° 8' W Click for more
924522 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 07:43Z 60° 13' N, 1° 10' W Click for more
924534 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 08:07Z 60° 14' N, 1° 10' W Click for more
924546 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 08:30Z 60° 15' N, 1° 11' W Click for more
924558 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 11:12Z 60° 27' N, 1° 6' W Click for more
924571 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 11:38Z 60° 25' N, 1° 9' W Click for more
924583 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 12:00Z 60° 24' N, 1° 9' W Click for more
924595 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 12:17Z 60° 24' N, 1° 9' W Click for more
924602 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 12:44Z 60° 24' N, 1° 10' W Click for more
924614 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 13:05Z 60° 24' N, 1° 12' W Click for more
924626 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 16:45Z 60° 43' N, 0° 46' W Click for more
924638 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 17:19Z 60° 45' N, 0° 48' W Click for more
924651 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 17:36Z 60° 45' N, 0° 49' W Click for more
924663 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-26 07:20Z 60° 49' N, 0° 51' W Click for more
924675 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-26 07:34Z 60° 50' N, 0° 51' W Click for more
924687 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-26 07:55Z 60° 51' N, 0° 51' W Click for more
924699 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-26 09:57Z 60° 40' N, 1° 10' W Click for more
924706 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-26 10:36Z 60° 38' N, 1° 9' W Click for more
924718 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-26 15:28Z 60° 35' N, 1° 29' W Click for more
924731 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-26 16:17Z 60° 31' N, 1° 29' W Click for more
924743 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-26 16:43Z 60° 30' N, 1° 26' W Click for more
924755 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-27 08:43Z 60° 21' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
924767 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-27 09:01Z 60° 21' N, 1° 19' W Click for more
924779 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-27 09:51Z 60° 21' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
924780 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-27 12:48Z 60° 10' N, 1° 36' W Click for more
924792 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-27 13:31Z 60° 12' N, 1° 34' W Click for more
924811 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-27 13:55Z 60° 13' N, 1° 33' W Click for more
924823 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-27 15:12Z 60° 9' N, 1° 24' W Click for more
924835 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-27 16:10Z 60° 13' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
924847 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-27 16:32Z 60° 12' N, 1° 21' W Click for more
924859 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-28 08:30Z 60° 2' N, 1° 25' W Click for more
924860 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-28 09:16Z 60° 3' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
924872 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-28 09:52Z 60° 7' N, 1° 16' W Click for more
924884 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-30 07:39Z 57° 48' N, 5° 37' W Click for more
924896 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-30 08:07Z 57° 51' N, 5° 39' W Click for more
924903 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-30 08:44Z 57° 54' N, 5° 42' W Click for more
924915 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-30 11:20Z 57° 38' N, 5° 53' W Click for more
924927 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-30 13:20Z 57° 32' N, 5° 36' W Click for more
924939 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-30 13:52Z 57° 32' N, 5° 40' W Click for more
924940 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-31 08:26Z 57° 16' N, 6° 3' W Click for more
924952 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-31 08:45Z 57° 17' N, 6° 2' W Click for more
924964 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-31 09:09Z 57° 19' N, 6° 2' W Click for more
924976 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-31 14:50Z 56° 51' N, 5° 52' W Click for more
924988 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-01 10:08Z 57° 17' N, 6° 32' W Click for more
925003 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-01 11:20Z 57° 19' N, 6° 22' W Click for more
925015 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-01 11:52Z 57° 19' N, 6° 26' W Click for more
925027 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-01 15:36Z 57° 9' N, 7° 13' W Click for more
925039 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-01 16:10Z 57° 9' N, 7° 16' W Click for more
925040 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-01 16:29Z 57° 8' N, 7° 17' W Click for more
925052 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-01 18:02Z 57° 19' N, 7° 11' W Click for more
925064 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 07:25Z 57° 19' N, 7° 14' W Click for more
925076 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 07:42Z 57° 19' N, 7° 15' W Click for more
925088 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 09:49Z 57° 33' N, 7° 4' W Click for more
925107 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 11:30Z 57° 36' N, 7° 6' W Click for more
925119 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 11:49Z 57° 36' N, 7° 8' W Click for more
925120 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 14:33Z 57° 36' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
925132 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 17:36Z 57° 52' N, 6° 33' W Click for more
925144 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 18:30Z 57° 56' N, 6° 40' W Click for more
925156 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-03 08:14Z 58° 0' N, 6° 43' W Click for more
925168 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-03 11:54Z 58° 6' N, 6° 28' W Click for more
925181 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-03 12:14Z 58° 6' N, 6° 26' W Click for more
925193 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-03 12:53Z 58° 6' N, 6° 17' W Click for more
925200 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-03 18:26Z 58° 26' N, 5° 10' W Click for more
925212 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-03 19:01Z 58° 24' N, 5° 6' W Click for more
925224 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-03 19:19Z 58° 25' N, 5° 4' W Click for more
925236 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-03 20:14Z 58° 27' N, 5° 1' W Click for more
925248 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-03 20:31Z 58° 27' N, 5° 3' W Click for more

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