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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1508S

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1508S
Short name 1508S
Objectives and Narrative Objective

1. To conduct routine hydrographic sampling at stations along the standard JONSIS, Fair Isle-Munken and Nolso-Flugga survey lines.

2. To conduct plankton and hydrographic sampling with ARIES in the Faroe Shetland Channel.

Narrative

Staff joined the Scotia at 06.00hrs and the vessel sailed by 07.00h on 3 December. Fire and boat drill were completed by 08.00h while the vessel proceeded to deep water for test deployments of the CTD system, the plankton winch and associated crane. Following these, a test deployment of the ARIES system fitted with a Seabird 911 system was completed. Several faults with both systems were identified and worked on while the vessel made a passage to the end of the extended Jonsis line. Staff were unable to repair the faults with the Seabird CTD system, which meant that the Seabird sealogger system had to be modified to be fitted to the ARIES frame.

Work started on the eastern most end of the Jonsis line at 23.55h on 3 December and continued steadily until 08.00h when the wind had reached 50knts, coupled with a heavy swell, meant that Scotia was forced to dodge for 12 hours. When the weather allowed Scotia worked steadily westwards along the Jonsis line stations completing the line by 03.45h on 5 December.

Scotia set away in poor weather conditions to the southern most end of the Fair Isle -Munken line and commenced work at 10.29h on 5 December. Scotia completed ten stations along the Fim line and occupied Fim8 by midnight on 6 December in freshening winds. By 07.00h on Sunday, the master decided that given the conditions and the forecast that Scotia would make for shelter at Sydero in the Faeroe Islands.

The weather had moderated sufficiently by 05.30h on 8 December to allow Scotia to complete Fim11 and an ARIES tow at Fim 10 before making a passage north to the western end of the Nol line and starting the first station at 16.36h. Steady progress was made along the line and Nol 18 was reached by midnight in intermittent snow showers. However, by 06.30h on 9 December after completing Nol 7 Scotia was forced to dodge in strong winds and a heavy swell. Conditions had improved by 07.30h on 10 December to allow Nol 6 to be completed safely.

Good weather meant that steady progress was made along the Nol line and it was completed on 11 December at 18.45h. On completion of the last Nol station Scotia was forced to seek shelter in the lee of Unst in deteriorating weather and sea conditions. Scotia dodged in the lee of the North end of Unst for seventy two hours during which time the wind increased dramatically at times up to storm force 12. On 14 December, Scotia tried to go round Flugga to start a series of stations to the east of Shetland, however, a very large swell and strong winds forced the vessel to turn back. Scotia then made a passage down the west side of Shetland in an attempt to get to a line of stations on the west side of Shetland. The first of these was reached at 19.00h and a CTD was deployed in very poor conditions. However, as Scotia was making for the next station on the line, in deteriorating weather with increasing winds, and poor forecast , the decision was taken by the master and senior fishing mate to abandon the line of stations and for Scotia to make for Aberdeen at 20.30h on 16 December.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2008-12-03
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2008-12-16
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
Marsden Squares Visited 181/217
Work Area Description Northwestern North Sea-Faroe Shetland Channel
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,10W; 70N,10W; 70N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,10W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 70N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

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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
45 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  
923499 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-03 10:07Z 57° 25' N, 1° 23' W Click for more
923506 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-04 00:18Z 59° 16' N, 0° 20' E Click for more
923518 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-04 02:36Z 59° 16' N, 0° 0' W Click for more
923531 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-04 04:01Z 59° 16' N, 0° 19' W Click for more
923543 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-04 06:15Z 59° 16' N, 0° 39' W Click for more
923555 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-04 07:50Z 59° 17' N, 1° 0' W Click for more
923567 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-04 20:13Z 59° 17' N, 1° 10' W Click for more
923579 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-04 21:08Z 59° 17' N, 1° 19' W Click for more
923580 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-04 22:04Z 59° 16' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
923592 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-04 22:59Z 59° 17' N, 1° 39' W Click for more
923611 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-05 00:41Z 59° 16' N, 1° 47' W Click for more
923623 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-05 01:34Z 59° 17' N, 1° 55' W Click for more
923635 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-05 02:22Z 59° 16' N, 2° 4' W Click for more
923647 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-05 03:13Z 59° 16' N, 2° 13' W Click for more
923659 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-05 10:29Z 60° 10' N, 3° 44' W Click for more
923660 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-05 11:21Z 60° 13' N, 3° 51' W Click for more
923672 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-05 12:21Z 60° 16' N, 3° 58' W Click for more
923684 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-05 13:09Z 60° 18' N, 4° 4' W Click for more
923696 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-05 17:45Z 60° 20' N, 4° 9' W Click for more
923703 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-05 19:12Z 60° 25' N, 4° 18' W Click for more
923715 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-05 20:47Z 60° 28' N, 4° 25' W Click for more
923727 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-06 02:30Z 60° 36' N, 4° 46' W Click for more
923739 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-06 11:01Z 60° 37' N, 4° 54' W Click for more
923740 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-06 19:10Z 60° 43' N, 5° 6' W Click for more
923752 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-06 23:55Z 60° 46' N, 5° 15' W Click for more
923764 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-07 01:59Z 60° 51' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
923776 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-07 05:12Z 61° 1' N, 5° 56' W Click for more
923788 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-08 07:31Z 61° 12' N, 6° 22' W Click for more
923807 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-08 16:36Z 62° 0' N, 6° 12' W Click for more
923819 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-08 18:20Z 61° 54' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
923820 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-08 20:08Z 61° 49' N, 5° 21' W Click for more
923832 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-08 22:04Z 61° 42' N, 4° 51' W Click for more
923844 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-09 01:57Z 61° 34' N, 4° 15' W Click for more
923856 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-10 07:45Z 61° 28' N, 3° 42' W Click for more
923868 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-10 18:12Z 61° 21' N, 3° 10' W Click for more
923881 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-11 00:16Z 61° 13' N, 2° 40' W Click for more
923893 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-11 05:27Z 61° 10' N, 2° 25' W Click for more
923900 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-11 06:54Z 61° 9' N, 2° 17' W Click for more
923912 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-11 08:14Z 61° 7' N, 2° 10' W Click for more
923924 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-11 09:31Z 61° 6' N, 2° 1' W Click for more
923936 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-11 12:45Z 61° 4' N, 1° 52' W Click for more
923948 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-11 14:13Z 61° 1' N, 1° 35' W Click for more
923961 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-11 15:34Z 60° 58' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
923973 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-11 18:18Z 60° 55' N, 0° 59' W Click for more
923985 CTD/STD cast 2008-12-14 19:36Z 60° 0' N, 1° 0' W Click for more

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