FRV Alba Na Mara 0816A
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)|
|Cruise period||2016-05-10 — 2016-05-17|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
1. To estimate hydrodynamic drag for netting samples towed close on the sea bed.
2. To quantify sediment remobilised by the turbulence from the netting.
Equipment will be loaded onto MRV Alba na Mara at Fraserburgh on 7 May 2016, where the sledge will be connected with the towing bridle to the central warp. Instrumentation will be prepared ready for attachment to the sledge on the sailing day. Alba will leave Fraserburgh on 10 May and steam towards the work sites at the Hollows ground and Dornoch bay. Fifteen sediment samples will be taken with the day grab at each work site. The rest of the survey will be dedicated to sledge sampling experiments. Alba will return to Fraserburgh on 16 May, and the scientific personnel and equipment will be unloaded on the 17 May.
|Chief scientist||Keith Summerbell (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|