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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM) cruise 0209A

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 0209A
Short name 0209A
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 continuously monitor T&S and chlorophyll a in surface waters and surface irradiance during the cruise.

3) To service meteorological buoy in Loch Shieldaig.

4) To sample surface sediments at varying distances from the fish farm in Loch Duich.

Narrative

Due to poor weather (strong South Easterlies), departure from Fraserburgh was delayed, and scientific staff boarded the vessel at 18:00 on 30 January. The first available weather window for Northerly passage was on the morning of 1 February and the Alba na Mara made passage for the West coast, arriving in the Edrachillis Bay area and anchoring in shelter North of Kinlochbervie early in the morning of 2 February. Because of the weather delay (and because weather delays during 1308A had restricted work to East coast of Shetland) it was decided to focus the remainder of the cruise on the West coast and Western Isles.

Survey work commenced with hydrographic sampling by CTD/rosette at stations outside Loch Inchard, and at 2 stations inside the loch. Data concerning salinity, fluorescence / chlorophyll, irradiance, transmission and dissolved oxygen were recorded and water samples for calibration purposes and analysis for SPM, CDOM and nutrients were taken from multiple depths at every station in the survey.

This survey strategy was repeated at 3 stations in Loch Laxford and Badcall Bay and further sampling was conducted in stations within the Chairnbhairn system at Loch Chairnbhairn, Loch Glen Coull and Loch Glendhu under the Kylesku bridge. Alba na Mara then steamed to a sheltered anchorage for the night just south of the Edrachillis Bay area.

On 3 February, Alba na Mara steamed to Little Loch Broom to complete hydrographic survey work at 3 stations and th
Ship FRV Alba Na Mara
Departure Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2009-01-30
Arrival Port Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2009-02-10
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 Sea, Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3/181;4/217;1
Work Area Description North Minch and Shetland Voes
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,10W; 65N,10W; 65N,0E; 55N,0E; 55N,10W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 65N
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
55 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
1 CTD/STD cast 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  
1030632 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 09:05Z 58° 23' N, 5° 4' W Click for more
1030644 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 09:49Z 58° 27' N, 5° 3' W Click for more
1030656 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 10:09Z 58° 27' N, 5° 1' W Click for more
1030668 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 11:20Z 58° 26' N, 5° 10' W Click for more
1030681 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 12:14Z 58° 24' N, 5° 7' W Click for more
1030693 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 12:50Z 58° 23' N, 5° 4' W Click for more
1030700 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 14:26Z 58° 18' N, 5° 9' W Click for more
1030712 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 14:40Z 58° 19' N, 5° 9' W Click for more
1030724 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 15:15Z 58° 18' N, 5° 15' W Click for more
1030736 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 16:40Z 58° 16' N, 4° 56' W Click for more
1030748 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 17:00Z 58° 15' N, 4° 57' W Click for more
1030761 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 17:45Z 58° 15' N, 5° 2' W Click for more
1030773 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-02 18:26Z 58° 16' N, 5° 10' W Click for more
1030785 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-03 10:04Z 57° 55' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
1030797 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-03 10:50Z 57° 54' N, 5° 23' W Click for more
1030804 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-03 11:28Z 57° 52' N, 5° 19' W Click for more
1030816 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-04 08:25Z 57° 33' N, 5° 35' W Click for more
1030828 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-04 09:44Z 57° 32' N, 5° 40' W Click for more
1030841 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-04 13:15Z 57° 36' N, 5° 53' W Click for more
1030853 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-04 15:34Z 57° 19' N, 6° 2' W Click for more
1030865 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-04 15:57Z 57° 17' N, 6° 2' W Click for more
1030877 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-04 16:19Z 57° 16' N, 6° 3' W Click for more
1030889 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-04 17:42Z 57° 18' N, 5° 49' W Click for more
1030890 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-04 18:52Z 57° 22' N, 5° 40' W Click for more
1030908 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-04 19:20Z 57° 23' N, 5° 38' W Click for more
1030921 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-05 10:12Z 57° 16' N, 5° 33' W Click for more
1030933 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-05 10:39Z 57° 16' N, 5° 30' W Click for more
1030945 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-05 11:30Z 57° 14' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
1030957 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-05 17:00Z 57° 8' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
1030969 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-05 17:48Z 57° 8' N, 5° 39' W Click for more
1030970 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-05 18:31Z 57° 7' N, 5° 34' W Click for more
1030982 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-06 09:07Z 57° 1' N, 5° 48' W Click for more
1030994 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-06 09:39Z 57° 1' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
1031008 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-06 10:18Z 56° 59' N, 5° 40' W Click for more
1031021 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-06 12:59Z 56° 51' N, 5° 53' W Click for more
1031033 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-07 10:07Z 57° 18' N, 6° 32' W Click for more
1031045 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-07 10:50Z 57° 20' N, 6° 26' W Click for more
1031057 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-07 11:25Z 57° 19' N, 6° 22' W Click for more
1031069 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-07 14:59Z 57° 9' N, 7° 13' W Click for more
1031070 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-07 15:22Z 57° 9' N, 7° 16' W Click for more
1031082 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-07 15:39Z 57° 9' N, 7° 17' W Click for more
1031094 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-07 17:12Z 57° 19' N, 7° 11' W Click for more
1031101 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-07 17:35Z 57° 19' N, 7° 14' W Click for more
1031113 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-07 17:54Z 57° 19' N, 7° 15' W Click for more
1031125 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-08 08:20Z 57° 36' N, 7° 8' W Click for more
1031137 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-08 08:39Z 57° 36' N, 7° 6' W Click for more
1031149 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-08 08:59Z 57° 36' N, 7° 4' W Click for more
1031150 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-08 11:35Z 57° 48' N, 6° 37' W Click for more
1031162 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-08 12:28Z 57° 51' N, 6° 43' W Click for more
1031174 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-08 13:01Z 57° 53' N, 6° 46' W Click for more
1031186 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-08 14:40Z 57° 58' N, 6° 24' W Click for more
1031198 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-08 15:18Z 58° 0' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
1031205 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-08 15:38Z 58° 0' N, 6° 30' W Click for more
1031217 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-09 10:53Z 58° 30' N, 4° 40' W Click for more
1031229 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-09 11:26Z 58° 32' N, 4° 37' W Click for more
1031230 CTD/STD cast 2009-02-09 12:19Z 58° 36' N, 4° 38' W Click for more

Project Database

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References

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