Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0786S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0786S
Cruise period1986-07-11 — 1986-07-31
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in an ICES coordinated acoustic survey of herring in the north western North Sea and north of Scotland.
2. To obtain samples of herring for biological analysis.
3. To obtain target strength data on herring using a dual beam system.
4. To test multidepth plankton sampling systems.
5. To collect water samples for radio-caesium monitoring.
Chief scientistEdmund John Simmonds (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0786S cruise report sc07_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea, Orkney and Shetland Islands region
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0786S cruise track — trk3274.html
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 2
Description: samples of water collected for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 25
Description: biomass determination.
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: track kilometres = 5000
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 25