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FRV Scotia 0108S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0108S
Cruise period2008-01-07 — 2008-01-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To undertake water, sediment and biological sampling for the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP).

2. To collect water samples for nutrient studies as part of the Scottish Coastal Eutrophication Assessment Survey.

3. Undertake CTDF profiles, phytoplankton and water samples for chlorophyll a and nutrients in support of coastal phytoplankton monitoring programme, AE11t.

4. Sediments will be collected for phytoplankton cyst studies.

5. Collection of sea water for RGU.

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 1600 on 7 January. Passage was made north to the Moray Firth where sediments were sampled from 15 stratified random and the 2 fixed CSEMP sites. Fishing was undertaken at 2 locations. Plaice were sampled from the offshore site and dab from the intermediate site. The WFD sites were sampled on route. Water for the Scottish Coastal Eurtophication Assessment Survey (SCEAS) was sampled at 15 minute intervals.

With deteriorating weather, Scotia sheltered in Sinclair Bay from 0600 to 1200 on 9 January. Passage was then resumed north and into the Pentland Firth. Sampling at the Dounreay WFD site was not possible due to weather. Very slow passage was made until, with some abatement in the weather, Scotia returned to sample the Dounreay site and then continued west, sampling the Loch Eribol WFD site, before heading into the North Minch where the random stratified sediment sampling commenced at 0730 on 10 January. Ten random stratified sediment sampling sites were successfully completed in the north and south Minch, together with CSEMP 85, the WFD sites in the North Minch and the Inner Sound and a trawl off Gairloch before moving to the Sea of Hebrides where random stratified sediment sampling and the WFD site were successfully completed on 11 January. Scotia made passage north where a trawl was taken off Broad Bay.
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE11p; AE11t
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0108S cruise report 0108s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.28 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea, North and South Minches and Sea of Hebrides
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0108S cruise track — 0108strk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 14
Description: Water samples (nutrients TOxN, phosphate, silicate, nitrite and ammonia analyses)
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 14
Description: Water samples (nutrients TOxN, phosphate, silicate, nitrite and ammonia analyses)
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 14
Description: Water samples (nutrients TOxN, phosphate, silicate, nitrite and ammonia analyses)
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 14
Description: Water samples (nutrients TOxN, phosphate, silicate, nitrite and ammonia analyses)
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 14
Description: Water samples (nutrients TOxN, phosphate, silicate, nitrite and ammonia analyses)
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of samples = 14
Description: Sediment - physico-chemical parameters (PSA, CHN)
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of samples = 71
Description: Sediment - physico-chemical parameters (PAH, CB, PBDE, trace metals, PSA, CHN)
PhytobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 67
Description: Macrobenthos
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 67
Description: Macrobenthos
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 26
Description: Dab and plaice - Fish Chemistry (PAH, CB, PBDE, trace metals) and biological effects (EROD and PAH bile metabolites)
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stations56° 49' 56" N  6° 59' 33" W — 60 l sea water collected from Sea of Hebrides
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
31  CTD/STD cast
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

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9259062008-01-07 19:02 57° 17' 59" N  1° 56' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925906
9259182008-01-07 20:52 57° 27' 1" N  1° 44' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925918
9259312008-01-08 00:22 57° 57' 1" N  1° 58' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925931
9259432008-01-08 10:54 57° 54' 35" N  3° 9' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925943
9259552008-01-08 13:58 57° 42' 48" N  3° 30' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925955
9259672008-01-08 19:24 57° 40' 58" N  3° 55' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925967
9259792008-01-08 22:25 57° 51' 38" N  3° 27' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925979
9259802008-01-09 04:34 58° 26' 9" N  3° 1' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925980
9259922008-01-09 22:35 58° 35' 20" N  3° 52' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 925992
9260062008-01-10 02:21 58° 32' 15" N  4° 37' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926006
9260182008-01-10 12:53 58° 6' 33" N  5° 36' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926018
9260312008-01-10 14:20 58° 6' 22" N  5° 55' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926031
9260432008-01-10 15:46 58° 6' 24" N  6° 14' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926043
9260552008-01-11 01:28 57° 36' 25" N  5° 47' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926055
9260672008-01-11 03:09 57° 23' 55" N  5° 55' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926067
9260792008-01-11 12:22 56° 49' 56" N  6° 59' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926079
9260802008-01-11 17:54 56° 39' 45" N  6° 58' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926080
9260922008-01-13 04:16 59° 59' 26" N  1° 28' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926092
9261112008-01-14 09:07 60° 2' 23" N  0° 40' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926111
9261232008-01-16 13:31 60° 11' 40" N  1° 7' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926123
9261352008-01-17 13:18 56° 42' 19" N  2° 23' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926135
9261472008-01-17 15:08 56° 39' 8" N  2° 11' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926147
9261592008-01-17 18:37 56° 27' 19" N  2° 36' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926159
9261602008-01-17 19:34 56° 22' 16" N  2° 43' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926160
9261722008-01-17 21:10 56° 10' 1" N  2° 35' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926172
9261842008-01-18 00:27 55° 46' 2" N  1° 57' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926184
9261962008-01-18 07:39 56° 30' 8" N  1° 30' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926196
9262032008-01-20 01:43 58° 38' 57" N  0° 8' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926203
9262152008-01-20 09:01 58° 26' 52" N  0° 42' 30" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926215
9262272008-01-20 14:13 58° 13' 5" N  0° 10' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926227
9262392008-01-20 18:45 58° 9' 27" N  0° 35' 25" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 926239