Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0488S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0488S
Cruise period1988-04-14 — 1988-05-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out an acoustic survey of herring in the North Sea.
2. To collect biological data on North Sea mackerel.
3. To record the incidence of fish eggs and larvae in herring and mackerel stomachs.
4. To test and develop the OCEAN multidepth sampler system.
5. To test a towed body to house a dual beam transducer.
6. To collect water samples for radio-caesium monitoring.
Chief scientistJ R Hutcheon (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Peter Hopkins (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0488S cruise report sc04_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificCentral and northern North Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0488S cruise track — sc04_88track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: surface temperature and salinity logged throughout the cruise.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 21
Description: surface salinity only
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 16
Description: distribution, monitoring
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.