Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1611S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1611S
Cruise period2011-12-11 — 2011-12-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To recover and service and redeploy three Faroe-Shetland Channel ADCP moorings.
2. To conduct routine hydrographic sampling at stations along the standard JONSIS, Fair Isle-Munken line and possibly two stations on the old Nolso-Flugga survey line. A new survey line called the Cape Wrath-Munken line will be sampled.
3. To conduct plankton and hydrographic sampling with ARIES in the Faroe Shetland Channel.

Procedure

On sailing from Aberdeen, the vessel will proceed to the eastern end of the JONSIS line and complete both hydrographic stations and ARIES deployments in a westerly direction (Table 1, Figure 1).

The vessel will then proceed to the Faroe-Shetland Channel to recover the ADCP moorings (NWSD - 60° 26.99'N 004° 22.49'W, NWSE - 60° 16.50'N 004° 19.97'W, NWSG - 60° 30.50'N 004° 33.99'W), data will be downloaded and the instrumentation and mooring equipment serviced. While this is done, towed deployments of the ARIES sampler will be carried out at up to three of the deepest stations along the Fair Isle- Munken line (Table 2, Figure 1). Scotia will then, weather permitting re-deploy the ADCP moorings (NWSD - 60° 27.00'N 004° 22.50'W, NWSE - 60° 16.50'N 004° 20.00'W, NWZE - 59° 54.30'N 006° 10.00'W), this being done during daylight hours, and may require more than one day to complete. CTD sampling and plankton sampling will continue while the vessel is not engaged in mooring work.

On completion of the Fair Isle-Munken line, the vessel will proceed to conduct hydrographic sampling at selected stations on the Cape Wrath-Munken survey line. Towed deployments of the ARIES sampler will be carried out at up to two of the deepest stations along the line. If time permits, two stations will be sampled along the Nolso-Flugga line.

Scientific Procedures

The ADCP moorings will be recovered using the plankton crane into the hanger deck to allow servicing to be carried out. Assuming recovery of all three, the vessel will not be able to carry out CTD work from the hanger, so plankton deployments from the trawl deck will be carried out during this period.

It is expected that deployments of hydrographic equipment will be carried out with the CTD crane whilst the vessel is on station.

ARIES deployments from the trawl deck will use the plankton crane.

Three container laboratories will be required (one wet chemical analysis laboratory, two dry containers for electronics work and communications with sampling equipment). Plankton sample sorting and processing will be carried out in part of the fish laboratory.

Hydrophones for receiving data from the plankton samplers will be installed on the drop keel before the start of the cruise.

All plankton samples will be preserved in formaldehyde solution. It is expected that a proportion of the samples will be sorted fresh, with specimens of Calanus finmarchicus being preserved in liquid nitrogen and ethanol. All CTD, Optical Plankton Counter and ARIES data will be worked up at sea.

Hydroacoustic data will be recorded for later analysis, though some preliminary analysis will be undertaken at sea.

Normal contacts will be maintained with the Laboratory.
Chief scientistJohn Dunn (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectST03P
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1611S cruise report 1611s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.94 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthwestern North Sea, Faroe Shetland Channel.
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1611S cruise track — 1611strk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
83  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

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11601432011-12-11 15:11 57° 51' 3" N  1° 41' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160143
11601552011-12-12 00:30 59° 17' 0" N  0° 0' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160155
11601672011-12-12 01:55 59° 16' 59" N  0° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160167
11601792011-12-12 03:18 59° 17' 3" N  0° 40' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160179
11601802011-12-12 04:35 59° 17' 1" N  0° 59' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160180
11601922011-12-12 05:28 59° 17' 1" N  1° 9' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160192
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11602472011-12-12 08:44 59° 16' 55" N  1° 47' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160247
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11603402011-12-14 02:02 60° 28' 58" N  4° 25' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160340
11603522011-12-14 16:46 60° 35' 2" N  4° 44' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160352
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11604072011-12-15 19:33 60° 50' 42" N  5° 29' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160407
11604192011-12-15 22:05 61° 1' 56" N  5° 56' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160419
11604202011-12-16 01:45 61° 11' 57" N  6° 21' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160420
11604322011-12-16 03:11 61° 16' 14" N  6° 37' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160432
11604442011-12-16 04:14 61° 8' 40" N  6° 33' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160444
11604562011-12-16 05:19 61° 1' 2" N  6° 29' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160456
11604682011-12-16 06:22 60° 53' 28" N  6° 25' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160468
11604812011-12-16 07:29 60° 45' 54" N  6° 21' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160481
11604932011-12-16 08:39 60° 38' 15" N  6° 17' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160493
11605002011-12-16 09:53 60° 30' 38" N  6° 13' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160500
11605122011-12-16 11:05 60° 23' 11" N  6° 9' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160512
11605242011-12-16 12:11 60° 18' 10" N  6° 9' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160524
11605362011-12-16 14:51 60° 12' 53" N  6° 9' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160536
11605482011-12-16 18:20 60° 8' 17" N  6° 10' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160548
11605612011-12-16 20:12 60° 3' 33" N  6° 10' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160561
11605732011-12-16 23:28 59° 59' 7" N  6° 10' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160573
11605852011-12-17 01:04 59° 54' 7" N  6° 9' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160585
11605972011-12-17 03:48 59° 49' 30" N  6° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160597
11606042011-12-17 04:58 59° 44' 27" N  6° 10' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160604
11606162011-12-17 11:20 59° 39' 38" N  6° 9' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160616
11606282011-12-17 12:18 59° 34' 50" N  6° 9' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160628
11606412011-12-17 13:10 59° 30' 2" N  6° 9' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160641
11606532011-12-18 04:10 61° 59' 55" N  6° 12' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160653
11606652011-12-18 05:49 61° 53' 53" N  5° 44' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160665
11606772011-12-18 07:33 61° 48' 55" N  5° 21' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160677
11606892011-12-18 09:28 61° 41' 59" N  4° 51' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160689
11606902011-12-18 12:20 61° 35' 2" N  4° 15' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160690
11607082011-12-18 15:14 61° 28' 6" N  3° 42' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160708
11607212011-12-18 20:08 61° 21' 33" N  3° 10' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160721
11607332011-12-19 00:56 61° 14' 7" N  2° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160733
11607452011-12-19 02:52 61° 10' 53" N  2° 25' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160745
11607572011-12-19 04:17 61° 9' 13" N  2° 17' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160757
11607692011-12-19 05:29 61° 8' 1" N  2° 10' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160769
11607702011-12-19 06:46 61° 6' 1" N  2° 1' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160770
11607822011-12-19 08:38 61° 3' 52" N  1° 53' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160782
11607942011-12-19 10:01 61° 1' 25" N  1° 35' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160794
11608012011-12-19 11:15 60° 58' 41" N  1° 17' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160801
11608132011-12-19 12:29 60° 55' 56" N  1° 0' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160813
11608252011-12-20 17:15 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160825
11608372011-12-20 18:15 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160837
11608492011-12-20 19:15 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160849
11608502011-12-20 20:15 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160850
11608622011-12-20 21:15 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160862
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11608982011-12-21 00:18 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160898
11609052011-12-21 01:17 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160905
11609172011-12-21 02:16 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160917
11609292011-12-21 03:16 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160929
11609302011-12-21 04:16 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160930
11609422011-12-21 05:16 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160942
11609542011-12-21 06:17 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160954
11609662011-12-21 07:15 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160966
11609782011-12-21 08:14 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160978
11609912011-12-21 09:16 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1160991
11610052011-12-21 10:17 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1161005
11610172011-12-21 11:15 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1161017
11610292011-12-21 12:18 60° 16' 26" N  4° 19' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1161029
11610302011-12-21 13:19 60° 16' 25" N  4° 19' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1161030