FRV Scotia 1116S
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (748S)|
|Cruise period||2016-08-05 — 2016-08-25|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
1. To complete an internationally coordinated demersal trawling survey in the North Sea in ICES area IV and continue an IBTS tow duration experiment.
2. To obtain temperature and salinity data from the surface and seabed at each trawling station using a SEABIRD 19+ CTD.
3. Collect additional biological data in connection with the EU Data Collection Framework (DCF).
Loading of all trawl gear take place on 3 August with rigging and testing being completed on the same day. Loading of the scientific gear will also take place on the same day. Scotia will then sail on the morning of Friday 5 August. Once safety drills have been completed, Scotia will proceed to the first station northeast of Peterhead at the Buchan Deeps where a shakedown haul will be completed in advance of the first real haul in order to check the net configuration and the SCANMAR units. An operational daily survey plan will be formulated by the SIC subsequent to meetings with both the Fishing master and Captain.
|Chief scientist||Matt Kinghorn (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Ruadhan Gillespie-Mules (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|