Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0591S_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0591S_1
Cruise period1991-04-29 — 1991-05-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To collect water, sediment and macrobenthos from seven North Sea Task Force stations.
2. To investigate the distribution of hydrocarbons and population diversity of the macrobenthos in sediments in the vicinity if the Beryl oilfield and development areas to ascertain whether effects are localised or widespread.
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectNSTF
Coordinating bodyICES/OSPARCOM
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0591S_1 cruise report sc05_91part1.pdf — access key 'C' (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea and vicinity of Beryl oilfield
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0591S_1 cruise track — trk3751.html
Measurements 
Contamination 
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 50
Description: day grab
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 50
Description: day grab
Chlorinated hydrocarbonsQuantity: number of samples = 50
Description: day grab
Biology and fisheries 
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of samples = 11
Description: day grab and nio bottle
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 30
Description: day grab
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: trawls
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 11
Description: day grab and nio bottle