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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 0409S

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 0409S
Short name 0409S
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

1. Demersal trawling survey of the grounds off the north and west coast of Scotland.

2. Collect abundance data on pre-metamorphosed herring larvae using the 2-meter circular framed methot net.

3. To obtain temperature and salinity data from the surface and seabed at each trawling station.

4. Identify, quantify and record all benthic species caught.

5. Collect additional biological data in connection with the EU Data Directive 1639/2001 and 1581/2004.

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 1030hrs on 9 March. A familiarisation haul was completed successfully on a clear tow east of Peterhead at the Buchan Deeps with the fishing gear and scanmar sensors performing well.

With favourable weather conditions, Scotia then made passage north and arrived at the first methot station west of Orkney at 3am on 10 March. This was completed successfully but yielded no herring larvae. In addition, 2 calibration tows were completed in order to test the efficiency of the flow meter. Fishing operations commenced on station 5 at 0630 the same day also west of Orkney.

During the next 4 days despite periods of rough weather Scotia proceeded west and north successfully completing the fishing and methot stations in the northern most part of the survey area albeit with 2 consecutive foul hauls (stations 35 and 311) where the belly was torn out. Improved weather conditions allowed Scotia to complete the fishing stations west of the Hebrides successfully although significant damage was sustained to the gear on two occasions and another haul was declared foul due to the sheer weight of mackerel caught in the net. On this occasion, it was estimated that over 20 tons of mackerel were present in the net. Such was the weight of the catch that Scotia was unable to pull the bag up the trawl ramp and in the end had to slip the catch.
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2009-03-09
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2009-03-29
Principal Scientist(s) Finlay Burns (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) RV0902
IHB Sea Areas Visited Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3/181;4
Work Area Description North and West coasts of Scotland
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

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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
56 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
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  
1026381 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-10 06:20Z 58° 50' N, 3° 44' W Click for more
1026393 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-10 10:07Z 59° 12' N, 4° 10' W Click for more
1026400 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-10 12:59Z 59° 27' N, 3° 52' W Click for more
1026412 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-10 17:55Z 59° 10' N, 4° 46' W Click for more
1026424 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-11 04:07Z 59° 35' N, 5° 9' W Click for more
1026436 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-11 09:36Z 59° 20' N, 5° 13' W Click for more
1026448 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-11 12:11Z 59° 9' N, 5° 7' W Click for more
1026461 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-11 18:37Z 58° 42' N, 4° 19' W Click for more
1026473 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-12 10:40Z 58° 37' N, 5° 39' W Click for more
1026485 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-12 14:14Z 58° 24' N, 5° 32' W Click for more
1026497 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-12 16:55Z 58° 25' N, 5° 59' W Click for more
1026504 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-13 03:47Z 58° 42' N, 7° 12' W Click for more
1026516 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-13 08:55Z 58° 48' N, 6° 54' W Click for more
1026528 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-13 12:33Z 59° 13' N, 6° 33' W Click for more
1026541 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-13 16:52Z 59° 1' N, 5° 46' W Click for more
1026553 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-14 06:24Z 58° 16' N, 7° 22' W Click for more
1026565 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-14 09:18Z 58° 30' N, 7° 24' W Click for more
1026577 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-15 05:15Z 58° 31' N, 8° 2' W Click for more
1026589 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-15 08:33Z 58° 25' N, 7° 51' W Click for more
1026590 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-15 12:59Z 58° 20' N, 8° 29' W Click for more
1026608 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-15 16:43Z 58° 19' N, 9° 2' W Click for more
1026621 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-16 04:42Z 58° 3' N, 9° 1' W Click for more
1026633 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-16 08:09Z 58° 2' N, 8° 50' W Click for more
1026645 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-16 10:19Z 57° 58' N, 8° 39' W Click for more
1026657 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-16 14:08Z 57° 38' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
1026669 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-16 17:35Z 57° 38' N, 9° 6' W Click for more
1026670 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-17 04:39Z 57° 19' N, 8° 28' W Click for more
1026682 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-17 09:42Z 57° 18' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
1026694 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-17 14:08Z 56° 47' N, 9° 1' W Click for more
1026701 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-17 16:44Z 56° 49' N, 8° 34' W Click for more
1026713 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-18 04:36Z 56° 35' N, 8° 25' W Click for more
1026725 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-18 10:21Z 56° 13' N, 9° 6' W Click for more
1026737 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-18 17:58Z 55° 12' N, 10° 3' W Click for more
1026749 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-19 06:11Z 55° 5' N, 9° 21' W Click for more
1026750 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-19 09:05Z 55° 24' N, 9° 10' W Click for more
1026762 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-19 11:59Z 55° 43' N, 9° 5' W Click for more
1026774 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-20 04:42Z 57° 47' N, 5° 57' W Click for more
1026786 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-20 07:56Z 57° 54' N, 6° 11' W Click for more
1026798 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-20 09:51Z 58° 5' N, 6° 10' W Click for more
1026805 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-20 12:22Z 58° 4' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
1026817 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-22 05:14Z 57° 7' N, 6° 41' W Click for more
1026829 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-22 11:04Z 56° 46' N, 6° 54' W Click for more
1026830 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-22 14:05Z 56° 38' N, 7° 18' W Click for more
1026842 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-22 15:47Z 56° 35' N, 7° 17' W Click for more
1026854 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-23 07:20Z 55° 39' N, 5° 3' W Click for more
1026866 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-23 10:20Z 55° 27' N, 4° 48' W Click for more
1026878 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-23 13:10Z 55° 13' N, 5° 12' W Click for more
1026891 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-24 04:37Z 55° 23' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
1026909 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-24 10:20Z 55° 27' N, 7° 33' W Click for more
1026910 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-24 14:31Z 55° 20' N, 8° 27' W Click for more
1026922 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-25 06:06Z 56° 27' N, 6° 41' W Click for more
1026934 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-25 12:00Z 56° 13' N, 7° 12' W Click for more
1026946 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-25 16:12Z 55° 49' N, 7° 38' W Click for more
1026958 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-25 19:58Z 55° 59' N, 7° 13' W Click for more
1026971 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-25 22:45Z 55° 55' N, 6° 42' W Click for more
1026983 CTD/STD cast 2009-03-27 12:28Z 57° 7' N, 7° 0' W Click for more

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