Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0788S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0788S
Cruise period1988-07-06 — 1988-07-26
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives Part 1:
1. To participate in an ICES-coordinated acoustic survey of North Sea herring.
2. To carry out target strength measurements on identified herring traces.
3. To obtain samples of herring and other pelagic fish for age, maturation and fecundity analysis.
4. To obtain water samples for radio-caesium monitoring.
Objective Part 2:
To undertake an environmental sampling programme in the vicinity of the Piper Alpha platform remains.
Chief scientistRoger S Bailey (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectHerring Larval Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0788S cruise report sc07_88part1.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB)  FRV Scotia 0788S cruise report sc07_88part2.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificOrkney, Shetland, NW North Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0788S cruise track — sc07_88_part1track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elements
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 6
Contamination 
Suspended matter
Trace metals
Petroleum residues
Chlorinated hydrocarbons
Other dissolved substances
Bottom deposits
Contaminants in organisms
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)
Phytoplankton
Zooplankton
Pelagic fish
Demersal fishDescription: monitoring, toxicology