Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1012S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1012S
Cruise period2012-08-15 — 2012-09-03
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom

1. To undertake bathymetric and groundtruthing survey work in connection with potential offshore wet renewable developments located to the southwest of Islay.


MRV Scotia will depart from Aberdeen Harbour at 09:00 (BST) on 15 August. Before making passage to SW Islay MRV Scotia will calibrate the multibeam system off Stonehaven. Once this is competed a small boat transfer will be necessary to return the RESON representative back to harbour. The nature of the work will be heavily dependant on the prevailing weather conditions encountered. The proposed survey work for southwest Islay is very similar to the work undertaken in the Pentland Firth (2009), west of Lewis and Fair Isle (2010) and north coast of Scotland (2011). The bathymetric survey work will involve a series of transects collecting swathe and RoxAnn data, the deployment of the TV drop frame and, where practical, the deployment of a day grab. On arrival at the survey site, two tide gauges will be deployed for the full duration of the survey. Sound velocity profiles will be recorded on a daily basis and deployment of the day grab will be considered after each TV tow.

MRV Scotia will complete a half landing at Greenock on 24 August to exchange scientific staff. On completion of the survey work Scotia will return to unload at Aberdeen Harbour on 3 September.
Chief scientistPeter Hayes (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1012S cruise programme 1012s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificSouthwest of Islay
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1012S cruise track — 1012strk.pdf (0.05 MB)