Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 2/53

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier2/53
Cruise period1953-03-03 — 1953-03-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. Productivity survey of four important North Sea areas.
2. Faroe Survey.
3. Sulisker-Fair Isle Survey.
Chief scientistRobert Johnston (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 2/53 cruise report sc02_53.pdf — access key 'C' (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of temperature measurements were collected during the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: A number of plankton hauls were made thoughout the cruise, with catches being extremely poor.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: A number of trawls were made throughout the cruise, one catch empty, the other catch very poor.