Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0606S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0606S
Cruise period2006-04-11 — 2006-04-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To conduct a trawl and baited camera survey around the Buzzard platform site.
2. To carry out further baited camera and trawl sampling at other selected locations away from the Buzzard platform and/or at the Scott and Telford platform sites.
3. To collect sediments for organic carbon, particle size, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), chlorobiphenyl (CB) and brominated flame retardants (BFR) chemistry within the Buzzard survey area and from selected locations away from the Buzzard site.
4. To sample flatfish species from trawls in the survey area and other locations for biological effects (hepatic mixed function oxidase by EROD determination and PAH bile metabolites) and chemical analyses (PAH and CB).
5. To test fish traps tested as a method for collecting samples around the platform in the future.

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 1000 on Tuesday 11 April and made passage to the Buchan Deeps to carry out winch tests and shakedown deployments of the baited camera mooring. However, problems with one of the propulsion motors forced a return to Aberdeen where the vessel remained until 1500 the following day. Once performance tests were complete, Scotia made way towards the Buchan Deeps, arriving at 1800. An un-instrumented familiarization deployment of the frame and mooring line was carried out. Once this had been recovered, and winch tests were complete, Scotia continued to the Buzzard control site, arriving on station at 2225. The first baited camera deployment was made shortly afterwards. A second deployment was made 1200m to the south of the platform in the early hours of Thursday morning. During retrieval of this deployment, later that morning, marginal weather conditions resulted in the vessel running over the mooring line as it was brought onboard and the line parted approximately 15m above the floatation package.
Chief scientistEmma Jones (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectMFO6s
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0606S cruise report 0606s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBuzzard Platform region, northwestern North Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 15
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of deployments = 20
Description: A number of deployments were made with a baited camera. 900 photos were taken.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 9
Description: A number of GOV trawls were made throughout the cruise.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 8
Description: A number of beam trawls were made throughout the cruise.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: A number of Day grabs took place during the cruise. No. of grabs not noted.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 20
Description: A number of deployments were made with a baited camera. 900 photos were taken.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
15  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.
7299782006-04-14 14:52 57° 34' 48" N  0° 25' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729978
7299912006-04-15 12:33 57° 53' 4" N  1° 7' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729991
7300032006-04-16 11:32 57° 49' 27" N  1° 4' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730003
7300152006-04-16 15:42 57° 48' 9" N  0° 58' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730015
7300272006-04-16 18:10 57° 46' 32" N  0° 54' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730027
7300392006-04-17 12:08 57° 45' 19" N  0° 55' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730039
7300402006-04-17 14:41 57° 47' 54" N  0° 54' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730040
7300522006-04-17 15:24 57° 48' 46" N  0° 57' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730052
7300642006-04-17 15:50 57° 48' 25" N  0° 58' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730064
7300762006-04-17 16:43 57° 48' 42" N  0° 59' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730076
7300882006-04-17 17:15 57° 49' 28" N  0° 58' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730088
7301072006-04-18 10:56 57° 49' 22" N  0° 58' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730107
7301192006-04-19 07:28 57° 45' 19" N  0° 53' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730119
7301202006-04-19 09:53 57° 49' 39" N  0° 51' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730120
7301322006-04-19 13:46 57° 45' 35" N  0° 58' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 730132