Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1003S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1003S
Cruise period2003-06-27 — 2003-07-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1) To conduct an acoustic survey to estimate the abundance and distribution of herring in the north western North Sea and north of Scotland between 58-61.45'N and 4.0W to 2.0E, Faroese waters.
2) To obtain echosounder trace identification using pelagic trawl and demersal trawl.
3) To obtain samples of herring for biological analysis, including age, length, weight, sex, maturity and ichthyophonus infection.
4) To obtain samples of herring for genetic analysis for HERGEN.
5) To obtain photographic records for fish maturity analysis.
6) To obtain hydrographic data for comparison with the horizontal and vertical distribution of herring.
7) To obtain plankton samples for acoustic identification work.
Chief scientistEdmund John Simmonds (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1003S cruise report 1003s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth western North Sea, north of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1003S cruise track — 1003s_track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Temperature and salinity profiles
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 42
Description: Utow plankton hauls
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 40
Description: Pelagic trawl hauls aimed at herring length and biological samples
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 22
Description: Demersal hauls numbers and length only
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: track kilometres = 5370
Description: nMiles acoustic data at 18,38,120,200kHz on cruise track
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 5370
Description: nMiles Simrad SM950 raw data on cruise track
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
21  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6289012003-07-19 22:11 58° 53' 21" N  3° 57' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628901
6288942003-07-18 21:16 59° 41' 5" N  3° 0' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628894
6288822003-07-17 22:35 59° 55' 6" N  3° 18' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628882
6288702003-07-16 22:08 60° 2' 47" N  1° 55' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628870
6288692003-07-15 22:16 60° 17' 59" N  2° 12' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628869
6288572003-07-14 22:11 60° 32' 57" N  2° 0' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628857
6288452003-07-13 22:14 61° 9' 38" N  1° 14' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628845
6288332003-07-12 22:10 61° 18' 4" N  1° 35' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628833
6288212003-07-11 22:12 61° 2' 52" N  1° 38' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628821
6288082003-07-09 22:13 60° 40' 53" N  1° 29' 15" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628808
6287902003-07-08 22:12 60° 32' 58" N  1° 28' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628790
6287892003-07-07 22:31 60° 10' 51" N  0° 52' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628789
6287772003-07-06 19:45 58° 32' 58" N  1° 44' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628777
6287652003-07-05 22:12 58° 33' 6" N  2° 26' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628765
6287532003-07-04 22:11 58° 17' 58" N  1° 33' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628753
6287412003-07-03 22:11 58° 48' 4" N  2° 35' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628741
6287282003-07-02 22:10 59° 55' 10" N  1° 31' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628728
6287162003-07-01 22:37 59° 48' 19" N  0° 53' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628716
6287042003-06-30 22:21 59° 32' 27" N  1° 52' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628704
6286972003-06-29 22:43 59° 17' 42" N  0° 9' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628697
6286852003-06-28 22:47 59° 2' 58" N  0° 4' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 628685