Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0486S_3

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0486S_3
Cruise period1986-05-01 — 1986-05-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To assess the impact that oil exploration and production has had on the east Shetland Basin and specifically to ascertain whether the whole area is contaminated or if the effects are localised around individual platforms.
2. Biological monitoring of natural populations of infauna and fish species from the east Shetland Basin and areas outwith the influence of oil related activity to investigate any genetic damage as a result of such activity.
3. Hydrographic measurements in the east Shetland Basin.
4. Some sediment sampling at Beryl for hydrocarbon analysis and collection of Nephtys.
5. Collection of water for radio-caesium analysis.
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0486S_3 cruise report sc04_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificEast Shetland Basin, Beryl oil field
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0486S_3 cruise track — trk3271.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 105
Description: water sampling
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: impact of oil explorations and production
Pelagic fish
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: impact of oil explorations and production
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: macro-faunal
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of species = 250
Description: sediment sampling
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of species = 250
Description: sediment sampling