Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 6/70

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier6/70
Cruise period1970-08-12 — 1970-09-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To lay 4 current meter moorings at 3, 6, 9 and 40km off the Ythan Estuary.
2. To carry out a detailed environmental survey in the area, involving studies of the surface T and S, chlorophyll A, nitrate and silicate; vertical temperature and salinity measurements and the collection of zooplankton.
3. To test the efficiency of the transponding radio buoys.
4. To experiment with a single wire taut moorings system.
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 6/70 cruise report sc06_70.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 77
Description: 1 with S only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 14
Current metersQuantity: 7
Description: lifted Buoy 8
Surface drifters/drifting buoysDescription: drogues
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 18
ZooplanktonQuantity: 78
Description: Gulf III type