Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0486S_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0486S_1
Cruise period1986-04-15 — 1986-04-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreenock, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To perform benthic sampling south of Arran and in the Solway Firth.
2. To conduct hydrographic, hydrochemical and hydrocarbon surveys in conjunction with objective 1.
3. To obtain sediment samples from the proposed Faslane dump site.
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0486S_1 cruise report sc04_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificFirth of Clyde, North Channel, Solway Firth
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0486S_1 cruise track — trk3271.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 151
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 3
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: recovered only; 2007 hours
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 57
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 57
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 24
Trace elementsQuantity: number of stations = 40
Contamination 
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 100
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 20
Description: discoloured water
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 45
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 45
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of stations = 50
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 8