Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0211S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0211S
Cruise period2011-01-26 — 2011-02-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To participate in the coordinated International Bottom Trawl Survey in the North Sea.
2. To collect data on the distribution and abundance of seabirds and cetaceans using ESAS line transect techniques.
3. To provide training for SFF personnel.

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 0815hrs on 26 January and after comprehensive safety drills and familiarisation protocols, commenced trawling on the station east of Aberdeen with the GOV trawl fitted with Groundgear "B". The medium term forecast suggested that we were to encounter favourable conditions for the week ahead. As such, Scotia worked east and then north covering the offshore stations that required both ground-gear "A" and "B" to be deployed. With particularly poor weather forecast for Thursday 3 February, plans were made to work in the Moray Firth on that date, ensuring that no time was lost due to weather. MIK sampling was undertaken at a rate of 2 tows per statistical rectangle where trawling events took place. This pattern of operation continued up until 4 February when Scotia docked in Aberdeen for her scheduled half landing.

Scotia sailed again from Aberdeen at noon on 5 February and made passage to an area 45 miles NNE of Aberdeen (45E8), where MIK sampling was undertaken overnight. Trawling survey resumed to the east of the Fladen grounds (45F0) on the morning of Sunday 6 February. The survey progressed up the west of Orkney and Shetland Isles until the evening of 13 February when weather conditions became such that a decision was made to seek shelter at the western approach to Blue Mull Sound. In the afternoon of 14 February, it was agreed to make passage through Yell Sound and take shelter to the north of Whalsay, where Scotia remained overnight. On 15 February, Scotia made way to a trawl station to the east of Bressay. Scotia arrived on station at around 1130hrs but due to weather conditions the vessel dodged on site until 1500hrs, when the decision was made to make way for Aberdeen and terminate the survey.

Scotia docked alongside Aberdeen at 0600 hrs on Wednesday 16 February.
Chief scientistCraig G Davis (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectInternational Bottom Trawling Survey of the North Sea
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0211S cruise report 0211s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorthern North Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0211S cruise track — 0211strk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
51  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11557182011-01-26 12:49 57° 4' 4" N  1° 51' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155718
11557312011-01-27 07:09 56° 40' 23" N  1° 36' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155731
11557432011-01-27 10:32 56° 43' 35" N  2° 12' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155743
11557552011-01-27 14:00 56° 18' 37" N  2° 8' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155755
11557672011-01-28 07:27 56° 12' 44" N  1° 31' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155767
11557792011-01-28 10:07 56° 17' 17" N  1° 0' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155779
11557802011-01-28 14:32 56° 45' 53" N  0° 19' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155780
11557922011-01-29 07:58 57° 13' 59" N  0° 10' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155792
11558112011-01-29 10:32 56° 48' 33" N  0° 21' 59" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155811
11558232011-01-29 14:14 56° 34' 43" N  1° 9' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155823
11558352011-01-30 07:04 56° 44' 53" N  3° 42' 28" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155835
11558472011-01-30 11:17 56° 46' 0" N  2° 35' 35" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155847
11558592011-01-30 16:04 57° 19' 59" N  2° 41' 2" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155859
11558602011-01-31 07:09 57° 41' 13" N  2° 7' 36" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155860
11558722011-01-31 10:35 57° 21' 19" N  1° 42' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155872
11558842011-01-31 14:00 57° 40' 30" N  1° 23' 18" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155884
11558962011-02-01 07:12 57° 40' 36" N  1° 23' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155896
11559032011-02-01 10:23 57° 36' 1" N  0° 49' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155903
11559152011-02-02 07:13 57° 17' 49" N  0° 45' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155915
11559272011-02-02 10:57 57° 31' 33" N  1° 19' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155927
11559392011-02-02 14:32 57° 45' 59" N  0° 54' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155939
11559402011-02-03 07:10 58° 13' 21" N  2° 27' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155940
11559522011-02-03 10:12 58° 11' 9" N  3° 3' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155952
11559642011-02-03 13:12 57° 56' 21" N  3° 16' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155964
11559762011-02-03 17:26 57° 47' 43" N  2° 35' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155976
11559882011-02-06 07:09 58° 50' 44" N  0° 52' 21" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1155988
11560032011-02-06 09:39 58° 41' 43" N  1° 10' 21" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156003
11560152011-02-06 12:16 58° 28' 48" N  1° 6' 41" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156015
11560272011-02-06 15:03 58° 19' 23" N  0° 32' 43" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156027
11560392011-02-07 07:09 58° 7' 28" N  1° 8' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156039
11560402011-02-07 10:29 58° 23' 39" N  0° 52' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156040
11560522011-02-07 14:35 58° 44' 40" N  1° 36' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156052
11560642011-02-08 07:07 58° 52' 9" N  0° 36' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156064
11560762011-02-08 09:44 59° 2' 32" N  0° 46' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156076
11560882011-02-08 13:27 59° 13' 28" N  1° 28' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156088
11561072011-02-09 07:12 59° 15' 25" N  2° 11' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156107
11561192011-02-09 12:04 58° 51' 11" N  2° 21' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156119
11561202011-02-10 07:07 58° 36' 58" N  3° 47' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156120
11561322011-02-10 09:44 58° 50' 0" N  3° 46' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156132
11561442011-02-10 13:13 59° 13' 30" N  3° 29' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156144
11561562011-02-10 17:22 59° 24' 24" N  3° 55' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156156
11561682011-02-11 06:35 59° 47' 17" N  2° 34' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156168
11561812011-02-11 10:32 59° 47' 59" N  2° 10' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156181
11561932011-02-11 13:23 59° 47' 29" N  1° 36' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156193
11562002011-02-11 15:37 60° 1' 1" N  1° 34' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156200
11562122011-02-12 06:56 60° 9' 51" N  1° 44' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156212
11562242011-02-12 15:21 60° 21' 8" N  2° 43' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156224
11562362011-02-13 06:53 60° 37' 21" N  2° 15' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156236
11562482011-02-13 10:53 60° 57' 1" N  1° 51' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156248
11562612011-02-13 14:12 60° 58' 23" N  1° 18' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156261
11562732011-02-13 17:22 61° 1' 58" N  1° 15' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1156273