Cruise inventory

Michael Sars

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Michael Sars (58M2)
Cruise period1993-01-13 — 1993-01-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBergen, Norway
Port of returnBergen, Norway
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe aims of the cruise were to study the vertical and horizontal distribution of oil from the MV Braer tanker oil spill and to investigate the biological effects on plankton and fish larvae. Studies of oil dispersion patterns and effects were to be guided by local knowledge, the sampling requirements of the incident response coordinator and the predictions of mathematical modelling at the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL) commissioned by SNH.
Chief scientistSteven J Hay (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportMichael Sars  cruise report michael_sars_jan93.pdf — access key 'C' (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShetland Islands
Track chartsMichael Sars  cruise track — michael_sars_jan93track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsDescription: Discrete depth water samples were collected throughout the cruise. No. of water samples not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: A number of stations were worked throughout the cruise. No. of stations not noted.
Eggs and larvaeDescription: A number of stations were worked throughout the cruise. No. of stations not noted.