Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1187S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1187S
Cruise period1987-11-04 — 1987-11-24
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreenock, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an echo integration survey off the north and west coasts of Scotland.
2. To collect biological data from catches of herring and mackerel.
3. To collect water samples for radio caesium monitoring.
4. To record sea water temperatures and salinities in the survey area and to work hydrographic sections on the north-west shelf.
5. To locate a hydrographic mooring at 57 59.3'N, 1 19.7'W and to replace the missing buoy.
Chief scientistPeter Hopkins (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1187S cruise report sc11_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea, north coast of Scotland, west of Outer Hebrides, Minches, Stanton Banks
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1187S cruise track — trk3356.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 26
Description: surface salinity only
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: water samples for radio caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 20
Description: distribution, biomass determination
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.