Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 8/53

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier8/53
Cruise period1953-09-15 — 1953-09-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesHydrography, plankton, trawling & echo-sounding.
Chief scientistRichard B Burns (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 8/53 cruise report sc08_53.pdf — access key 'C' (0.28 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 60
Description: A number of temperature and salinity measurements were collected throughout the cruise.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 185
Description: A number of plankton hauls were made during the cruise.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 15
Description: A number of trawls made during the cruise. The main catches were haddock and whiting.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 15
Description: A number of trawls made during the cruise. The main catches were haddock and whiting.
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: An echosounder survey took place during the cruise, the stylus failed to mark correctly.