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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1609S

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FRV Scotia (748S) cruise 1609S
Short name 1609S
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 and hydrographic sampling with ARIES in the Faroe Shetland Channel

Narrative

Staff joined the Scotia at 0900hrs, but sailing was delayed until 100hrs due to the late arrival of a ferry. Scotia made passage to a deep-water position in the Moray Firth where all equipment was successfully tested before the vessel set away at 1700hrs for the eastern end of the Jonsis line.

This position was reached by 0200hrs on Thursday 3 December; however, the southeasterly swell and winds in excess of 60knts forced the vessel to dodge. At 0730, the decision was taken for the vessel to seek shelter in the Orkney Islands. Scotia left shelter, made passage to the western end of the Jonsis line, and attempted to deploy the CTD, but strong tides and winds made this impossible. The vessel dodged in the area until slack water when the station was started at 0150 on Friday 4 December.

Steady progress was made along the line of stations using an Ocean sampler and CTD at every station, and the line was completed by 1945 on Friday 4 December.

Scotia made passage for the end of the of the Fair Isle /Munken line, but in deteriorating weather conditions and with a very bad forecast, the ship diverted up the west side of Shetland to attempt to start the Flugga /Nolso line. However, the wind and sea state forced the vessel to seek shelter overnight in St Magnus bay on 5 December.

Scotia left St Magnus bay AT 0700hrs on 6 December to land a member of the scientific crew at Scalloway. The vessel sustained light damage coming along side at Scalloway and it was decided to berth the vessel for 24 hours to allow the ship's engineers to repair the damage.

Scotia made passage north on 7 December at 0900hrs to commence the Nolso-Flugga line from the eastern end, however very strong winds and heavy swel
Ship FRV Scotia
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2009-12-02
Arrival Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2009-12-16
Principal Scientist(s) John Dunn (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation IHF
Associated Project(s) AE11r
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 217
Work Area Description JONSIS, Fair Isle-Munken and Nolso-Flugga survey lines; Faroe Shetland Channel
Work Area Bounding Polygon 60N,10W; 70N,10W; 70N,0E; 60N,0E; 60N,10W
Southern Limit 60N
Northern Limit 70N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

No information on datasets is currently available for this cruise

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
58 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  
1037655 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-02 16:26Z 57° 51' N, 1° 49' W Click for more
1037667 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-04 01:35Z 59° 16' N, 2° 13' W Click for more
1037679 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-04 03:13Z 59° 17' N, 2° 5' W Click for more
1037680 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-04 04:40Z 59° 16' N, 1° 56' W Click for more
1037692 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-04 05:58Z 59° 16' N, 1° 48' W Click for more
1037711 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-04 07:09Z 59° 16' N, 1° 40' W Click for more
1037723 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-04 08:33Z 59° 16' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
1037735 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-04 09:43Z 59° 16' N, 1° 20' W Click for more
1037747 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-04 11:16Z 59° 16' N, 1° 10' W Click for more
1037759 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-04 12:35Z 59° 16' N, 1° 0' W Click for more
1037760 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-04 14:32Z 59° 16' N, 0° 40' W Click for more
1037772 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-04 16:26Z 59° 16' N, 0° 20' W Click for more
1037784 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-04 18:34Z 59° 16' N, 0° 0' W Click for more
1037796 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-07 22:58Z 60° 55' N, 0° 59' W Click for more
1037803 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-08 00:46Z 60° 58' N, 1° 17' W Click for more
1037815 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-08 02:50Z 61° 1' N, 1° 35' W Click for more
1037827 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-08 04:28Z 61° 4' N, 1° 53' W Click for more
1037839 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-08 05:32Z 61° 6' N, 2° 1' W Click for more
1037840 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-08 07:58Z 61° 7' N, 2° 10' W Click for more
1037852 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-08 09:22Z 61° 9' N, 2° 17' W Click for more
1037864 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-08 10:47Z 61° 10' N, 2° 24' W Click for more
1037876 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-08 12:38Z 61° 14' N, 2° 39' W Click for more
1037888 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-10 02:46Z 61° 49' N, 5° 21' W Click for more
1037907 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-10 04:37Z 61° 54' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
1037919 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-10 06:41Z 62° 0' N, 6° 12' W Click for more
1037920 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-10 11:19Z 61° 42' N, 4° 51' W Click for more
1037932 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-10 14:24Z 61° 35' N, 4° 15' W Click for more
1037944 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-10 20:38Z 61° 28' N, 3° 42' W Click for more
1037956 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-11 04:29Z 61° 21' N, 3° 10' W Click for more
1037968 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-11 14:09Z 60° 35' N, 4° 45' W Click for more
1037981 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-11 22:58Z 60° 38' N, 4° 54' W Click for more
1037993 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-12 01:22Z 60° 43' N, 5° 6' W Click for more
1038007 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-12 05:51Z 60° 47' N, 5° 16' W Click for more
1038019 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-12 07:56Z 60° 51' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
1038020 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-12 10:33Z 61° 1' N, 5° 57' W Click for more
1038032 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-12 13:23Z 61° 12' N, 6° 22' W Click for more
1038044 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-12 20:31Z 60° 28' N, 4° 25' W Click for more
1038056 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-13 00:32Z 60° 25' N, 4° 19' W Click for more
1038068 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-13 02:16Z 60° 20' N, 4° 9' W Click for more
1038081 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-13 03:12Z 60° 18' N, 4° 4' W Click for more
1038093 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-13 04:44Z 60° 16' N, 3° 58' W Click for more
1038100 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-13 05:34Z 60° 13' N, 3° 51' W Click for more
1038112 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-13 06:23Z 60° 10' N, 3° 43' W Click for more
1038124 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-13 22:33Z 58° 58' N, 1° 30' E Click for more
1038136 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-14 00:34Z 58° 52' N, 1° 15' E Click for more
1038148 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-14 02:32Z 58° 48' N, 1° 0' E Click for more
1038161 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-14 04:30Z 58° 43' N, 0° 45' E Click for more
1038173 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-14 06:27Z 58° 37' N, 0° 30' E Click for more
1038185 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-14 08:28Z 58° 33' N, 0° 15' E Click for more
1038197 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-14 10:33Z 58° 28' N, 0° 0' E Click for more
1038204 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-14 13:32Z 58° 22' N, 0° 15' W Click for more
1038216 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-14 15:20Z 58° 18' N, 0° 30' W Click for more
1038228 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-14 17:30Z 58° 13' N, 0° 45' W Click for more
1038241 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-14 19:21Z 58° 7' N, 1° 0' W Click for more
1038253 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-14 21:18Z 58° 3' N, 1° 14' W Click for more
1038265 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-14 23:05Z 57° 58' N, 1° 30' W Click for more
1038277 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-15 00:55Z 57° 52' N, 1° 45' W Click for more
1038289 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-15 02:38Z 57° 48' N, 2° 0' W Click for more

Project Database

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