Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1186S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1186S
Cruise period1986-11-01 — 1986-11-20
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a dual frequency echointegration and mid-water trawling survey of the north and west coasts of Scotland.
2. To collect biological and data samples from catches of herring and mackerel.
3. To carry out hydrographic and plankton sampling in the north-western North Sea.
4. To collect water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
5. To record sea bird abundance and distributions (NCC).
Chief scientistMike R Heath (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1186S cruise report sc11_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea, Orkney, north coast of Scotland, west of Outer Hebrides, Minches
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1186S cruise track — trk3278a.html FRV Scotia 1186S cruise track — trk3278b.html FRV Scotia 1186S cruise track — trk3278c.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: 54 surface salinity samples
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 6
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 6
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 39
BirdsDescription: Sea bird counts at 10 minute intervals.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 11
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: track kilometres = 2778