Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1288S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1288S
Cruise period1988-11-03 — 1988-11-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreenock, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out a survey of 0 and 1 group mackerel.
2. To monitor sea surface temperature and salinity throughout the survey.
3. To collect water samples for hydrographic investigation at the south eastern end of the Fair Isle - Munken Line.
4. To obtain fish, sediment and water samples from the area around the northern side of Piper Alpha.
5. To collect water samples for radio caesium monitoring.
6. To test a prototype navigator system for use on a sludge dumping vessels.
Chief scientistMartin Walsh (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1288S cruise report sc12_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Celtic Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea, Fair Isle Channel, west of Shetland and Orkney, continental shelf west of Scotland and Ireland, south of Ireland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1288S cruise track — sc12_88track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 5
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Contamination 
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: sediment grab
Bottom depositsQuantity: number of samples = 8
Contaminants in organismsQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 52
Description: monitoring, distribution
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: hydrocarbon concentrations in organisms
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of deployments = 8