Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 10/51

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier10/51
Cruise period1951-12-01 — 1951-12-21
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe purpose of the cruise was to carry out a hydrographic, planktonic and trawling survey of the northern North Sea with special reference to the distribution of herring larvae. In addition, the Smith Bank programme, previously only worked on "Explorer", was to be carried out.
Chief scientistRobert W Ellis (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 10/51 cruise report sc10_51.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: A number of temperature measurements were collected during the cruise.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: A number of plankton hauls were made during the cruise. No. of hauls not noted.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: A number of hauls were made during the cruise using the Otter trawl.
Geology and geophysics 
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: A number of stations were sampled throughout the cruise. Agassez and Otter trawls were used.
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: The echo-sounder was deployed for the duration of the cruise.