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FRV Scotia 1299S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1299S
Cruise period1999-07-27 — 1999-07-31
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesThis short cruise was devoted entirely to engineering performance and development work. The main objective was to establish the performance of a number of towed samplers and a TV observation vehicle over a range of speeds. Data was collected on which to base future design changes and development of new equipment. Some electronic and acoustic development work was also carried out.
Chief scientistGordon G Urquhart (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1299S cruise report sc12_99.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, Moray Firth
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: Ship ground speed; water speed at towed vehicle; water speed (flow) at specific points around towed vehicles; towed warp tension; warp length; depth, heel and pitch angle; rotor rotation speed (magnus rotor vehicles); rotor voltage; vehicle altitude; vehicle relative lateral position.