Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 3/71

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier3/71
Cruise period1971-05-03 — 1971-06-01
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives3EP/1971 Current m stations:60.16N 04W;60N 04W; 59.46N 03.44W

1) To lay 2 current meter moorings at the continental shelf edge at 4 degrees West
2) To carry out a detailed environmental survey between Strathy Point and Faroe
3) To re-establish the current meter position at Collieston at the end of the cruise
4) Ornithological studies ( Aberdeen University)

A preliminary hydrographic survey of the mooring area was done on the 07/05/1971.
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 3/71 cruise report explorer3_71.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificStrathy Point, Faroe, Collieston, Lerwick, Noup Head
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 124
Current metersQuantity: 2
Description: 3 days;direct reading. 2 guard dans were anchored adjacent to the instrument line of each mooring.
Currents measured from ship driftQuantity: 123
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: 36
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 13
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: 10
BirdsDescription: Made continually during daylight hours