Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0485S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0485S
Cruise period1985-04-19 — 1985-05-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To retrieve 2 current meter moorings in the Clyde and work associated hydrography.
2. To retrieve 4 current meters deployed around Rockall Bank and work associated hydrography.
3. To lay a current meter mooring off Foula, Shetland.
4. To work hydrographic sections in the Faroe-Shetland Channel.
5. To sample at 4 standard radio-caesium stations and one chemical monitoring station.
6. To work the JONSIS line.
7. As time permits to do hydrographic work west of Orkney and Shetland.
Chief scientistJ H Anthony Martin (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0485S cruise report sc04_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Bank, Faroe-Shetland Channel, JONSIS Line, Orkney, north and west of Scotland, Firth of Clyde
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0485S cruise track — trk3180.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 129
Current metersDescription: 13 deployed;9 rec.;6770 hours of Rockall;2 depl.& rec.;624 hours of Clyde
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 14
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 14
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 63
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 12