Cruise inventory

MV Dawn Sky

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Dawn Sky (74GS)
Cruise period1987-11-02 — 1987-11-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
Objectives1. To test the Seamatrix RCTV system by manoeuvring it around a JCB trawl towed at 3 knots.
2. To use a sampling trawl under monitored conditions in order to relate the catches to the measured gear performance and environmental parameters.
Chief scientistR Derek Galbraith (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Robert Priestley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportMV Dawn Sky  cruise report dawn_sky_nov87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificEast/West Orkney
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of hauls = 33
Description: Fishing hauls were carried out on the cruise.
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 33
Description: Fishing hauls were carried out on the cruise.
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyDescription: Off Orkney Seametrix RCTV trials took place. No of trials not noted.