FRV Alba Na Mara 0511A
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)|
|Cruise period||2011-04-27 — 2011-05-16|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
1. To undertake sediment grabs, underwater TV (UTV) and RoxAnn surveys of north east coast sea disposal sites at Fraserburgh and Peterhead.
2. To undertake sediment grabs, underwater TV (UTV) and RoxAnn surveys of east coast sea disposal sites at Montrose, Arbroath, Middle Bank (Tay) and Tay Bridge.
3. To undertake sediment grabs, underwater TV (UTV) and RoxAnn surveys of Firth of Forth sea disposal sites at Blae Rock, Boness, Oxcars, Leith, Narrow Deep, Port Seton, Dunbar and Eyemouth.
4. To undertake sediment grabs, UTV and RoxAnn surveys of a reference area for comparison with sea disposal sites within the Firth of Forth. This will be carried out at a location centred on the coordinates: 56 6.322N 3 3.207W.
NB: Objectives 1-4 include all possible sea disposal sites for survey but those undertaken/competed will depend on conditions at the time. Sediment samples for Objectives 1 - 4 will be analysed for chemical and physical parameters.
The Alba na Mara will depart Fraserburgh on 27 April 2011 and proceed south to start the work programme outlined in Objectives 1-4. Each of the areas of proposed works will, where feasible, be surveyed in sequence. The scientific crew change will be made on 6 May at Leith where C Shand, M Bland and D Walker will be replaced by C Hepple, P Stainer and A Sutherland. The Alba na Mara will depart Leith and head east to complete the remaining sea disposal site surveys as outlined in the objectives. On completion of these surveys, the Alba na Mara will head back to Fraserburgh for unloading on 16 May 2011.
|Chief scientist||Colin Megginson (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise programme||(0.02 MB)|
|Specific||North Sea (Fraserburgh and Peterhead, Montrose, Arbroath, Middle Bank and Tay Bridge). Firth of Forth (Blae Rock, Boness, Oxcars, Leith, Narrow Deep, Port Seton, Dunbar and Eyemouth).|