Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 5/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier5/78
Cruise period1978-05-01 — 1978-05-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMacduff, United Kingdom
Port of returnMacduff, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesDevelopment of techniques for observation of gear and fish behaviour.

1. Communication test with TUV II
2. Assess the possibility of remotely controlling the TUV II as an observation vehicle from the surface using information from the TV camera.
3. Testing diver hand held flow meters and dye packs on the net.
4. Testing and developing a divers net panel declination meter.
5. Testing the sighting and measuring equipment for measuring the sand cloud geometry from a trawl door.
Chief scientistClem S Wardle (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), John Main (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 5/78 cruise report mara5_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSpey Bay
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: Equipment for measuring the sand cloud geometry tested and checked.
Gear researchDescription: Testing of the TUV II as a remote controlled vehicle.