Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 7/74

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier7/74
Cruise period1974-08-06 — 1974-08-28
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To lay 6 current meter moorings in positions to the west and east of Orkney and to recover at the end of the cruise
2) To work a hydrographic section towards Faroe. This section maybe repeated if unsettled weather conditions are encountered
3) To recover the 2 current meter moorings which were deployed by ''Scotia'' in May, from the Faroe-Sheltand Channel
4) To carry out hydrographic and parachute drogue surveys in the vicinity of Orkeny
5) To work hydrography/chemistry sections normal to the 50 fathom contour between Orkney and Norway. In accordance with JONSIS reccommendations a section along 59 degrees 20 minutes North will be worked before the ship returns to the Orkeny area

''Explorer'' called at Lerwick on the 19/08/1974 . Poor weather prospects meant that 6 moorings were collected slightly earlier than planned.
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 7/74 cruise report explorer7_74.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFaroe-Sheltand Channel, Orkney area
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 168
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 15
Description: Current meters
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: 3
PhosphateQuantity: 36
NitrateQuantity: 45
SilicateQuantity: 36