Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1091S_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1091S_1
Cruise period1991-10-12 — 1991-10-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To conduct a plankton survey off the Scottish north and west coasts (area Via) as part of the ICES International Herring Larval Surveys
2) To collect surface temperature and salinity data over the survey area
3) To collect live plankton samples
4) Surface temperature and salinity were recorded by a thermosalinograph at 4 minute intervals throughout the duration of the cruise

Bad weather conditions stopped work on the 15/10/1991 and ''Scotia'' sailed for shelter on the east coast of Lewis where it stayed from the 16/10/1991 until the 19/10/1991
Chief scientistMichael R Robertson (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectHerring Larval Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1091S_1 cruise report sc10_91part1.pdf — access key 'C' (0.94 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificScotish north and west coast, Outer Hebrides, Southern Minch
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1091S_1 cruise track — trk3774.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of measurements = 1500
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: collected by metre net. Specimens for video and still photography
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 69
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: collected by metre net. Specimens for video and still photography